Bangkok and Chiang Mai among the 10 cheapest cities in the world

The cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai would be part of the 10 least expensive cities in the world to visit, according to a recent report (Backpacker Index for 2014) published by Price of Travel, ranking 124 cities from the cheapest to the most expensive.

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In recent years, Thailand saw its number of visitors increase, making the Kingdom of Siam one of the most visited countries in the world. The diversity of its landscapes and living standards are certainly part of the main selection criteria for travelers.
Chiang Mai with 13 euros per day.
Bangkok, the capital, Chiang Mai, the largest city in the north, so be part of the cheapest destinations for backpackers on a budget.
The study based its selection criteria on the cost of day: a dorm bed, three meals, two transport trips together, pay-cultural attraction and three beers cheap (considered as the leisure budget).

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Asia dominates the ranking of the top 20 cheapest cities in the world with 15 entries, including Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the capital and the third largest city in Thailand.
Only the Vietnam surpasses Thailand in the list of most “routardes” cities with three mentions (Hanoi, ahead Chiang Mai with the second position, Ho Chi Minh City that Bangkok ahead with the 5th position, and Hoi An in 14th place ).
Here is an overview of the complete rankings with the average budget for a day calculated in US dollars
Pokhara, Nepal – $ 14.32
Hanoi, Vietnam – $ 15.88
Chiang Mai, Thailand – $ 17.66
Goa, India – $ 18.25
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – $ 18.27
Kathmandu, Nepal – $ 18.46
Vientiane, Laos – $ 21.38
Delhi, India – $ 21.38
Luang Prabang, Laos – $ 21.71
Bangkok, Thailand – $ 21.78
Phnom Penh, Cambodia – $ 21.95
La Paz, Bolivia – $ 22.24
Quito, Ecuador – $ 22.30
Hoi An, Vietnam – $ 23.26
Colombo, Sri Lanka – $ 23.87
Bucharest, Romania – $ 24.24
Jakarta, Indonesia – $ 24.67
Manila, Philippines – $ 25.16
Kiev, Ukraine – $ 25.36
Sofia, Bulgaria – $ 25.95
Eat in Bangkok for 1 euro …
No wonder Bangkok is ranked in tenth place and Chiang Mai in the third, when you see all that you can do with a very limited budget in these two cities. And interesting thing is that they also vacuum seal meals, its warm there so its hard to keep food fresh. Vacuum sealing helps there, read more from Vacuum sealer research, they review best vacuum sealers and give awesome tips how to seal your food.
You can travel for less than 20 € per day including accommodation. In Bangkok, for example, eating in a Thai restaurant costs only 40 baht, or about 1 € for a very decent and enjoyable meal. One can easily find accommodation in a guest house for € 10 per night, with private bedroom and bathroom. When you need fast service to fix your bathroom, look for Plumbing in Sacramento and learn more.
On cultural visits, we will not ruin either: the price of the entrance of temples is very correct: 100 baht (about 2.4 €) to Wat Pho for example, one of the most beautiful temples in the city . Beware though, it’s easy to spend a lot of money if we try to live in the West.
… To eat local condition
French restaurants in Bangkok for example, one can easily ruin because imported products are much more expensive. Not to mention it is often necessary to add the VAT and service in addition to the price of food in addition quickly becomes salty.
In Chiang Mai, backpackers will also travel cheaply, without worrying too much about their budget. As ranked by the Backpacker Index for 2014, the budget of a day amounts to 17.66 US dollars, or about 13 euros.
The choice of guest houses and other hotels are many some of them with great glow decoration from this site, we are no less than 500, the first prices starting at about € 6-7 for a night in the dorm.
For added comfort, the prices are still very affordable. We can eat for a pittance, as in Bangkok. Although the meter taxis do not swarm here as in the capital, songthaews (kind of pickup equipped for the transport of passengers) will take you wherever you want for a very reasonable price.
What afford some beautiful forest excursions to admire the beautiful landscape of northern Thailand. For the shoppers, the Sunday market in Chiang Mai offers countless local craft stalls. The perfect place to bring back memories of his trip: embroidered fabrics in silk, silver jewelry, sun carved objects …
Be careful though, there are more and more counterfeit products as we see everywhere in the markets of Bangkok.
The two major cities offer a multitude of things to discover, each being very different but equally interesting, providing opportunities for small budgets to enjoy their trip to Thailand. This is however not the case in the country.
Indeed, in the southern islands, for example, everything is much more expensive because the more isolated and highly prized by tourism, although we can still afford to stop there a few days with a limited budget. Prices obviously vary depending on the season, high or low, and may go up to threefold.

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