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The basic unit of currency is the Thai Baht. There are coins of 1, 2, 5 and 10 Baht, and notes of 20 (green ), 50 ( blue ), 100 ( red), 500 ( purple ) and 1000 (beige ) Baht .
Banks offer the best rates on currency exchange.
Thailand is a cheap place to visit, thanks to advantageous exchange rates in foreign currency and the affordable living standards.
With a budget of approximately 600 to 700 Baht (about 15 euros) you can survive for a day, including basic maintenance (3 meals , accommodation and local transport), but excluding things like partying , organized tours or long distance transport.
For those traveling with an average expense budget you can spend between 1.500/2.000 Baht (about 40 euros) daily.
ATMs are the easiest way to get baht with a fixed fee of between 150/180 Baht (about 4 euros) per withdrawal.
Credit cards are accepted in big cities and in hotels, but not in family homes or family-run restaurants.
Tipping is not expected in Thailand, although it is always well received.
In many luxury hotels and restaurants, a surcharge of 10 % will be added to your bill for service charges.