I have been once in thailand at khao lak and i'm now going to koh tao this march. Tao being a small island.. I started wondering about it's effect on prices, currency exchange etc.. Does it effect?
- I read these posts and some say that if using Visa or Mastercard they might add 3 % to everything. That wasn't so when I was at khao lak, the price was the same if I used MC.
- I also didn't take so much money in baht with me because the exchange rate was under 0,5 baht less than in my home country. Is there a bad rate at koh tao bank or at the money exchange points or is it the same as elsewhere in thailand?
-I've also read that 7-elevens and such have higher prices? True or false?
-I've understood that food is more expensive? True or false? I could get a phad thai for 40-60 baht and a cocktail for 90-150.
I already booked expensive flights and I have now afterwards read all this and started panicing about budget... Any info is apreciated!