Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Money entry #2

I’m spending about $27/day in Thailand compared to $67 in Australia and New Zealand. SE Asia is a backpackers’ Mecca because everything’s so cheap. Here’s a list of some of the things I’ve bought and what they cost:

Private room with fan: $5/night
City bus across Bangkok: $.10
Flight from Bangkok to Phuket: $42
Full meal: $1.50-3
Half pineapple cut into bite-sized chunks: $.25
Hour message at most famous Thai message palace: $7.50
Half-hour internet in Bangkok: $.40
Half-hour internet in Phi Phi: $2.25
Phone call to US from major city: $.25/min
Phone call to US from small town: $.75/min
Airmail package to US: $7
MiniDV tapes: $3.25 each
Toilets that don’t use toilet paper and no hot water in showers: priceless


At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Akshay said...

"Toilets that don’t use toilet paper and no hot water in showers"

You might run into more of that in India, so I'm glad you've already encountered it :-P

At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And $7.50 for a happy ending isn't bad either.


At 12:09 PM, Blogger Brook said...

Actually the ones with happy endings are even cheaper i think, though i honestly haven't gone massage deal so far: Yesterday at Chiang Mai night market where my $1.50 half hour foot massage left my hands free to drink a $2 twenty-ounce Singha beer...massage plus beer equals enjoyment.


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