Bangkok travel budget

Bangkok: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Bangkok

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Bangkok for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 18 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4.9 per person
  • $ 4.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 523* (15946 ฿)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 6 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1305* (39774 ฿)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 77 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 2426* (73920 ฿)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Bangkok compared to Thailand in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Bangkok in 2021 is 29% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Bangkok in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Bangkok by expense type

Restaurant budget in Bangkok

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Bangkok is 42% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.3/person
($ 1.6 to $ 5.1)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 7.8 to $ 27)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.9/person
($ 3.7 to $ 10.4)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.7 for 500ml
($ 1.7 to $ 5.1)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.1 for 330ml
($ 2 to $ 5.1)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 5.1)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.7)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.7)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Bangkok

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Bangkok is 62% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 18/night
( $ 18)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 23/night
( $ 23)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 47/night
( $ 47)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 107/night
( $ 107)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 235/night
( $ 235)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 23/month
($ 16 to $ 35)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 84/month
($ 35 to $ 152)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 95/month
($ 36 to $ 201)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 54/month
($ 23 to $ 107)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 133/month
($ 49 to $ 300)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Bangkok

On average, the price of supermarket food in Bangkok is 17% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 3.2)

109% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.7)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Cheese
Cheese
$ 24/kg
($ 14 to $ 42)

116% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 5.4)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 6.9)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3.5)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.7)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 14/kg
($ 5.5 to $ 22)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Bangkok

On average, the price of transport in Bangkok is 36% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.2/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 46/month
($ 29 to $ 63)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.4/km
($ 0.1 to $ 1.2)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

57% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.2
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Car hire
Car hire
$ 20/24hrs
($ 1.2 to $ 120)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Bangkok

On average, the cost of housing in Bangkok is 28% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 106/month
($ 52 to $ 174)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 24/month
($ 16 to $ 35)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 65
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 680/month
($ 346 to $ 1207)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1333
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 352/month
($ 174 to $ 690)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1070
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2143/month
($ 1034 to $ 4135)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2126
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 921/month
($ 518 to $ 1896)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1695
Gym
Gym
$ 72/month
($ 42 to $ 121)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 312/month
($ 139 to $ 862)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 923
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 16643/yr
($ 6890 to $ 25837)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15597

Leisure activity budget in Bangkok

On average, budget for leisure activities in Bangkok is 32% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.6/ticket
($ 5.5 to $ 13)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.4/hr
($ 3.5 to $ 18)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Bangkok

On average, shopping budget in Bangkok is 13% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.1/pack
($ 3.5 to $ 6.9)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 65
($ 29 to $ 115)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 22 to $ 88)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 103
($ 70 to $ 146)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 101
($ 53 to $ 170)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 95

Plane ticket budget

London → Bangkok
London → Bangkok
London → Bangkok
$ 639
(fair price: $ 542)
Manchester → Bangkok
Manchester → Bangkok
Manchester → Bangkok
$ 677
(fair price: $ 580)
Los Angeles → Bangkok
Los Angeles  → Bangkok
Los Angeles  → Bangkok
$ 776
(fair price: $ 648)
Dublin → Bangkok
Dublin → Bangkok
Dublin → Bangkok
$ 661
(fair price: $ 579)
New York City → Bangkok
New York City → Bangkok
New York City → Bangkok
$ 858
(fair price: $ 709)
Edinburgh → Bangkok
Edinburgh → Bangkok
Edinburgh → Bangkok
$ 757
(fair price: $ 660)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bangkok
Toronto (Ontario) → Bangkok
Toronto (Ontario) → Bangkok
$ 1051
(fair price: $ 910)
Montreal → Bangkok
Montreal → Bangkok
Montreal → Bangkok
$ 1100
(fair price: $ 949)
Auckland → Bangkok
Auckland → Bangkok
Auckland → Bangkok
$ 927
(fair price: $ 711)
Sydney → Bangkok
Sydney → Bangkok
Sydney → Bangkok
$ 849
(fair price: $ 639)
Melbourne → Bangkok
Melbourne → Bangkok
Melbourne → Bangkok
$ 789
(fair price: $ 633)
Perth → Bangkok
Perth → Bangkok
Perth → Bangkok
$ 683
(fair price: $ 521)


About this information on the cost of living in Bangkok

The information about the cost of living in Bangkok shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Bangkok was updated on 20-01-2021.

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