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7 minutes ago, Number 6 said:

Where in East Asia can you sleep for b100 a night? Even the NP charges b80 in the Andaman. That's not even including the park fee.

Siem Reap in Cambodia earlier this year.

You can have a bed and 2 or 3 beers for 100bht/night.

The bar was really good, live music at the weekend and a free pool table.

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1 minute ago, BritManToo said:

Siem Reap in Cambodia earlier this year.

You can have a bed and 2 or 3 beers for 100bht/night.

The bar was really good, live music at the weekend and a free pool table.

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Fair enough. One loud dorm with drunken children AND a beer.

 

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On 11/16/2019 at 8:04 AM, fruitman said:

Don't forget to let the authorities know where you sleep every night...

that would be interesting to know as he intends to "pitch my tent/camping"  555

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8 hours ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

 

"According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, today's prices in 2019 are 422.00% higher than average prices throughout 1974. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.74% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, $3,600 in 1974 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $18,792.00 in 2019, a difference of $15,192.00 over 45 years."

 

Equates to approx 785 baht/day. So you could live on that, just.....

You can long term rent a fine bungalow or little house from average 200 baht to 300 baht a day – equals 6,000 baht to 9,000 baht a month – and you can survive fine in food and drinks for another 200 baht a day, if you avoid up-price places, or even little less. You would still have an average of 285 baht to 385 baht a day for other expenses...👍

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Who would be jealous of someone who worries about spending over 100 baht a night on a room??????  nobody.  if he said he can't stay in a room under 5000 a night, then I can see people becoming jealous.  Being a backpacker is not glamorous.   It's their lack of responsibilities that makes it possibly good, not always.  being alone is not better than being with someone else.  the key is to have money, freedom, and people to spend time with.  maybe a family, maybe not.  i traveled "cheap" around the world when I was younger (decades ago), but on 30,000 baht a month after saving 500,000 for the trip.  I was a backpacker until I found a nice city, and stayed for a few months.  it's simply an experience, so if this guy must do it and has no responsibilities.....good.  but i'm not jealous.  

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10 hours ago, cornishcarlos said:

In other words, $3,600 in 1974 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $18,792.00 in 2019, a difference of $15,192.00 over 45 years."

Purchasing power is a bit of an odd calculation, as they only compare products on sale then and now.

How about comparing the cost of buying every record manufactured on or before 1974, with every music recording provided for the cost of a fibre internet connection now. Same for movies.

 

How about televisions, how much was a 65" tv in 1974?

Or a personal computer, or a mobile phone?

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9 hours ago, owl sees all said:

 

 

 

 

 

And for the cheapest provinces; Nong Khai is right up there as is Udon. But for sheer economy try Sakon Nakon, or is it Nakon Sakon? Always get confused with that one. Not to be confused with Nakon Ratchasima (khorat). Stay well clear of that place. The food is expensive, the ladies too wise for their own good and is too upmarket for what you seek.

 

They do still have a thriving dog market in Sakon Nakon, and a plate of dog stew (on the bone), shouldn't set you back more than 20 baht.

 

 

I thought the dog market was shut down in the city on the way to Nakon Phanom. Forget name of city, they have a large Christian community.

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37 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Purchasing power is a bit of an odd calculation, as they only compare products on sale then and now.

How about comparing the cost of buying every record manufactured on or before 1974, with every music recording provided for the cost of a fibre internet connection now. Same for movies.

 

How about televisions, how much was a 65" tv in 1974?

Or a personal computer, or a mobile phone?

All that differences is however included in the various weighted index.

 

You cannot compare single products with not invented technology, like black vinyl vs. download, but you can compare price for music consumption, or telephone conversation, or TV-viewing. The latter might include the costs of an average bought TV-set, which today is rather like 40" digital flat-screen compared to an around 24" tube in 1974, spread over a lifetime periode, which also might have changed, as today some electronics get technologically worn out before the materials wear out.

 

The odd calculation in purchase power is, that some of us focus on certain products. If you don't own a car, and don't need much transportation, fuel prices has less impact in your budget. Same living in a small place that don't require much heating during a cold winter.

 

A heavy music consumer might have a lower budget for listening to his favorite music now, where he might individually select on streaming, instead of buying records and/or tapes. But if the consumer wish to own new pressings in black vinyl – some increasing number of folks actually do buy records – he will probably pay the average index increase of 4-5 times the 1974 vinyl album price, it actually fit quite well.

 

However, the weighted consumer price index is the best general comparison we have without taking the individual preferences into consideration, and thereby not being able to compare.

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9 hours ago, moe666 said:

The camp grounds will also be packed with thai tourist, your whole scheme is very unrealistic, I think we have a troll

Yes a troll indeed.

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On 11/16/2019 at 12:54 AM, sakoo said:

Thank you. I will spend 30 days at a time and then fly out to a neighbouring country for a few days (or up to 30 days there) and then back to Thailand again (for another free 30 days). Another option i have is to get a 60 day visa in advance. I will probably avoid the overland visa runs. So let's say 30 days in the North for example, and another 30 days in the South, and maybe another 30 days for the west/east. 

Once I find a guesthouse I like, or somewhere quiet and safe to pitch my tent, I would like to spend 1 week there, mostly to practice speaking Thai, try out all the different massage places, food places, etc..But I will be traveling slowly, not quickly. 

I like the sea if it's not developed, a coconut shack is OK, but nothing expensive. Will probably avoid expensive islands as well. My budget per night of accom is 100b, and 20b/meal. I like the sea more than the mountains, but if the mountains are a better deal overall, I will choose the mountains. And I don't mind the rain, also not really interested by hiking, more the view from my hammock while reading a book and drinking a fruit juice. Not looking for group tours, expensive activities or liquor parties. And i like the rain, especially the sound of thunder, and the cloud formations and colours. I like planning my day around the rains. And I feel comforted by rain. But I am sensitive to mosquitos. 

 

And why do people feel offended by those of us on a low budget? I am intending to support Thailand (and its people) with my tourist dollars. I just want to be smart about it. I don't like the mass tourism so that is why I avoid upmarket places because I see so many people go down that road. I think it does more harm than good. Also, one of the reasons Thailand is not what it once was. Keeping things low-cost is a good thing, so that is why I travel that way. Also, it teaches humility and minimalism is underrated. 

 

Yes I can see humility is your strong point along with budgeting. This is a troll.

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4 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Siem Reap in Cambodia earlier this year.

You can have a bed and 2 or 3 beers for 100bht/night.

The bar was really good, live music at the weekend and a free pool table.

cambodia.jpg

Is this the low density non touristy paradise the OP wants?

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