Thailand, the most popular destination amid the solo and budget digital nomads. If you are planning to visit Thailand, then be sure that you will be having the most exotic trip ever. This place has never disappointed its admirers and it will not even disappoint you.
But what concerns you? Is it the money? Thailand may not be prominently cheap but there are endless ways to save money in this fabulous land.
Here are some of the most effective tips for solo travelers on saving money on their Thailand itinerary.
Here you go!
1. Say No to Taxi
Taxis in Thailand charge double the price during the rush hours. On the other hand, there are taxis that refuse to use the taxi meters and this is the time when you need to move out. The taxi drivers are bound to use the meter in Thailand but the reason behind not using this is to charge a high fare. Instead of hiring a taxi, go for local transports that will be good for your pockets.
2. Be as The Locals Are
Yes, you are a traveler but while it comes to transport you can be as the locals. Taxis are expensive in Thailand, therefore switching to public transport will save a lot of money. However, your target is to explore this wonderful land rather than indulging in luxury. Right?
You can save your money by choosing to travel through trains, buses, and boats. But keep in mind to choose economy-class rather than going for the first-class service. It will cost you less and you can spend a good amount of time with the locals too.
You can bargain in Thailand too. When you are in Thailand, a common thing that you will surely notice is that they charge more from the tourist than the locals. This is the time when you should start bargaining.
Negotiate till the moment until you think the price is apt for the product you are aiming to get. However, they will end up selling the products reasonable price as they don’t want to lose the customer.
4. Out of Season Is My Style
The easiest way to save money is to travel to Thailand in the low season. During the peak seasons, the price of accommodation, car rentals, and food are very high. You will definitely have to spend more even if you don’t intend to.
Even the cost of airplane tickets is at its peak from October to March. However, travel between April to September to save money and explore more.
5. Go for Street Food
The best tip to save money is to indulge in street food. They are cheap, delicious and has a plethora of variation. The food stalls of Thailand do not compromise with the cleanliness and hygiene, so now you can enjoy the food without even worrying at all.
Go for the busier stall as they will provide the food faster and it will be fresh as well as safe to eat. Tasty street foods won’t harm your pockets much and you even have the advantage of trying different things only by spending a few cents.
6. Look for Cheap Accommodation
While searching for accommodation the only word that you need to keep in mind is “compare, compare and compare”. There are two types of accommodations in Thailand, the one that is luxurious but it will rip off your pockets and the other one is cheap but you need to hunt around.
To save money on your journey go for the second type. Hostels are cheaper than hotels in Thailand, so you can book a hostel room rather than going to hotels. In northern Thailand, you can even find private bedrooms in small B’n’Bs.
7. Free Attraction Spots
You can explore Thailand for free. It is shocking, right? But it’s true. There are many beaches, farms, waterfalls, forests, monasteries, temples, Buddhas and a lot of tourist spots that you can explore for free. But before visiting the spots, do your own research about the place to know the visiting hours.
8. Weekend Markets Will Save You
It is so obvious that you will indulge in shopping every now and then in Thailand. The vibrant items in the market will lure you to spend money but don’t get carried away.
However, go to the local markets and satisfy your desire for shopping. Local markets have great deals on both food and goods. The items that you encounter in the local markets are very expensive in stores.
Additionally, you can bargain about the prices in local markets which is not possible is stores. So to save yourself from expensive expenditure run to the local markets first.
9. Sharing Is Caring
As a solo traveler applying this virtue will take you a long way. It is the easiest way to save money when you are traveling to Thailand all by yourself.
Book a room in a hostel and share it, in this way you will end up spending less money and you will even have a companion as well. Voila!!! Now you see, you can never go wrong with virtues.
10. Walking Around
Not every day will go as you have planned. Somedays you will face difficulties in saving money but what can be done? As a traveler, I know that not every day is the same as the other, therefore when you find yourself in a hard situation then take a walk.
By “take a walk”, I mean to explore the places you desire to visit forgetting about taxis, buses, and tuk-tuk. Just wander around and you might end up having the best day of your trip.
Your trip can be easy and comfortable if you opt to follow these tips mentioned above. It isn’t always easy to save money and travel at the same time. Perhaps you can always try and improve.
It is really helpful to have good control on personal finance while you are a digital nomad. Therefore, while heading to Thailand the next time do not forget these tips.
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