Ko Samui travel budget

Ko Samui: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Ko Samui

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 24 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 681* (20272 ฿)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 58 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1872* (55720 ฿)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 150 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 3871* (115206 ฿)

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



Cost of living in Ko Samui compared to United States in 2023

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Ko Samui in 2023 is 37% 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 Ko Samui in 2023 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Ko Samui by expense type

Restaurant budget in Ko Samui

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Ko Samui is 53% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.7/person
($ 2 to $ 5)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 10 to $ 21)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.4/person
($ 7.9 to $ 8.4)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 1.9 to $ 3.3)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 4.4)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.9/cup
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Hotel and accommodation budget in Ko Samui

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ko Samui is 43% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 30/night
($ 24 to $ 38)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 30/night
($ 17 to $ 61)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 85/night
($ 35 to $ 349)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 214/night
($ 81 to $ 594)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 367/night
($ 175 to $ 783)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 34/month
($ 15 to $ 82)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 210/month
($ 49 to $ 647)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 165/month
($ 42 to $ 553)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 65/month
($ 22 to $ 153)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 213/month
($ 71 to $ 459)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Supermarket food budget in Ko Samui

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ko Samui is 43% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 3.1)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.8/500g
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 2.4)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 4.2)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2 to $ 5)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.3)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Public and private transport budget in Ko Samui

On average, the price of transport in Ko Samui is 33% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.3/km
( $ 1.3)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.7
( $ 1.7)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 8.4/24hrs
($ 4.8 to $ 20)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Leisure activity budget in Ko Samui

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ko Samui is 26% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.6/ticket
($ 6.7 to $ 10)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
( $ 17)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Ko Samui

On average, shopping budget in Ko Samui is 24% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 3.3 to $ 5.9)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 69
( $ 69)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 21
( $ 21)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → Ko Samui
London → Ko Samui
London → Ko Samui
$ 1099
(fair price: $ 985)
Manchester → Ko Samui
Manchester → Ko Samui
Manchester → Ko Samui
$ 1113
(fair price: $ 906)
Melbourne → Ko Samui
Melbourne → Ko Samui
Melbourne → Ko Samui
$ 961
(fair price: $ 802)
Sydney → Ko Samui
Sydney → Ko Samui
Sydney → Ko Samui
$ 977
(fair price: $ 812)
Dublin → Ko Samui
Dublin → Ko Samui
Dublin → Ko Samui
$ 1089
(fair price: $ 934)
Auckland → Ko Samui
Auckland → Ko Samui
Auckland → Ko Samui
$ 1095
(fair price: $ 949)


About this information on the cost of living in Ko Samui

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

The information about the cost of living in Ko Samui was updated on 28-01-2023.

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