300 Baht and higher
2,500 Baht and higher
There is no problem finding ATMs or banks on Phuket Island, and credit cards are widely accepted in most hotels, tour agencies and some restaurants.
However, cash is only accepted in markets, street stalls and transport
options. It is best to keep an amount of 'small money'
handy – 20, 50 and 100 baht notes.
Travelling on a budget is becoming tougher on Phuket Island than most places
in Thailand. The locals assume you are staying at a high end resort
and charge accordingly. If you stay in cheap guest house, spend
the day on the beach and eat street food, you could scrape by on
500 or 600 baht per day. The ride on a tuk-tuk
and mid-priced Thai meal will take this nearer to 1,000 baht. If
you are staying at a mid-priced hotel or small resort, eating in
restaurants, buying souvenirs and riding tuk-tuks, you should count
on contributing about 5,000 baht daily to the local economy.