How Much?

A Room Backpacker Budget THB500 to THB800 • Mid Range Comfortable THB2,000 to THB4,000 • Luxury Plus THB15,000 up.
A Meal Market Place Budget THB50 to THB100 per person • Tasty and Comfortable THB200 - THB1,000 per person (including drinks) • Upmarket Extravagance fromTHB2,500 per person ++
A Beer from THB30 per 330ml bottle at a convenience store - could be up to THB150++ in a hotel bar. A Singha Beer will be about THB90 - 100 in most bars
A Bottle of Wine from THB1,000 for mediocre wine in a restaurant (heavy duty luxury taxes.

How Much?

A Burger THB200 to THB400
A Cup of Coffee from THB50 to THB100
A Movie Ticket THB140
A Newspaper THB25 (English)
A Magazine from THB250 (Foreign Language)
A Paperback Novel about THB350
A CD/DVD from THB100 (copy) to THB600 or more for imports
A Mobile Phone from THB800 to THB20,000++
A Desktop Computer from THB12,000 up (includes DOS but not operating system or software.)

How Much?

A Pineapple about THB20
A Bunch of Bananas about THB20
A Kilo of Mangoes about THB50 in season
A Kilo of Prawns from THB150 - to overTHB1,000 depending on size.
Eggs about THB40 (for pack of 10)
A Litre of Milk About THB45
A Taxi Trip will start at about THB200 - THB600+ to get half way around the island.
A Litre of Gasoline THB29 - THB34
A 100cc Motorbike THB150 per day rental
A Small Sedan Car THB1,600 per day rental

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In the global economy prices world over are converging. Thai people are earning an improving standard of living. As this happens costs will rise. So don't expect Thailand to be the cheap cheap destination of the past. Tourism on Samui has seen a rapid move away from the backpacker to the 5 star hotel market. Even so the cost of holidaying on Samui is still great value and for the budget conscious good value options are still available and varied.