The Thailand nightlife is great, and although prices have increased over the years, you can still have an amazing time with the Thai girls for a reasonable cost.
Of course it depends on what city you go, and which types of girls you prefer to get. It can either be very affordable, or it can even make you completely destroy your life.
Yes, if you don’t have self control or know how to manage your finances, then you will find that you are spending lots of money in Thailand.
And even a few days vacation can be expensive. It all depends on how you manage it.
There are guys who come here for weeks, stay at cheap hotels, and know how to find the best prices for everything (including girls).
So in this guide I wanted to give you guys a helpful overview of the nightlife costs in Thailand, and also the various prices for girls that you can expect.
Is Thailand Still Affordable?
I know many of you are wondering if Thailand is still “cheap” for a South East Asian country. And I can’t even count how many times people have asked me about the value that it still represents.
The reason is because Thailand used to be one of the most affordable destinations in south east Asia for single men to come and enjoy the nightlife and local Thai women.
But things are a bit different now, Bangkok can actually be one of the most expensive cities in Asia if you don’t watch your money or if you are not on a budget.
And now many of you probably know about the higher prices and are contemplating whether or not you should visit other countries for your “single man’s” holiday.
Although I do recommend for guys to visit other places nearby, I must be honest and say that the Thailand nightlife is simply better than most places. So most guys would agree that even if you are spending a bit more money here, over-all it is worth it because you are typically getting more value in return.
But here is the truth: Thailand can be still very affordable if you focus on these 3 things:
- Visiting the less-known cities
- Getting girls from other places like online (more on this later)
- Knowing when and where to spend your money.
What Has Caused The Price Increases?
There a few reasons why Thailand became more expensive, and I will list them here:
1) Economy Got Better
Gone are those days where Thailand was considered to be a dirt poor country.
One of the reason’s Thailand was so cheap before is because there weren’t as many jobs around. And there was also less foreign investment in the economy.
The tourism boom itself caused many foreigners to end up retiring here.
They bought condos, business, or married Thai women. So the money came pouring int the country. Standards got better.
This actually created more jobs than before. Maybe before some of the bar girl were forced to work as prostitutes because of very poor conditions.
These days most of them do it because willingly want to. And some of girls make more money than the office workers.
2)Foreigners Paid Whatever The Girls Asked
This is one of the biggest reasons why the prices for girls increased over the years.
As more foreign men came to party in Thailand, more of them told their friends or coworkers about the place. And soon there was more demand in the market for girls (especially the hotter ones).
The wealthy men in other countries would come to places like Nana Plaza in Bangkok or Walking Street go go bars and pay very high prices (without actually negotiating). So naturally this jacked up prices big time.
It also didn’t help the fact that many visitors to Bangkok come for short term, for business trips. These types of travelers don’t really care what they spend. They simply want to have the best time possible, without caring about a budget.
Or it could be that they billed it as “business expense”. All these types of things were the cause of increased costs at the expense of other tourists.
So here is a guide to the prices you should expect in the Cities:
Go Go Bars
Expect the bar fines prices to be from 600 Baht to 1000 Baht.
For short time it will be around 2000 Baht. Add another 1500 Baht for Long time.
A beer will be around 150 Baht, and a lady drink will be up to 200 Baht
Beer Bars Prices
the Bar fines here will be starting at around 500 baht.
Short time will cost you from 1000 – 1500 Baht. Add another 500-1000 Baht for Long Time.
Bottles Beers from 90-120 Baht, and lady drinks around 120 Baht
Soapy Massage Prices
Generally from 2000-3000 Baht for 1.5 Hours. For the hotter younger girls it will be more, expect around 4000-5000 Baht. The top models will cost even more on that.
One of the most affordable as of late. Can range from 1000 – 1500 Baht Short time. Long time Add 500-1000 Baht.
Prices for Freelancers in Nightclubs
From 1000 – 1500Baht short time. Long time add another 1000 Baht.
Remember, these are the range of prices.
It can change depending on what city you are in, or even which area you are in.
It also depends on the girl. The hotter she is of course she will know here value and will want more money for her time.
In Bangkok you got the famous Thermae Cafe freelancer bar. Read more on that here.
But generally speaking I have give you a good idea of what to expect. From this you can at least know what price ranges you should be paying.