April 2021 Rawai Thailand (Phuket Island)

For me, this was just a pretty short stay, and I think there’s still plenty to see and do in the area; I’m pretty sure I’ll be heading back fairly soon. 

This was a 6-night stay…

  • Accommodation: see the breakdown below –  $214.52*
  • Getting around locally – $0 (very walkable)
  • Living expenses; food and groceries – $139.22
  • Activities – $0
  • Mobile phone/data  – $24.03
  • Medical insurance = $24.77**

  • Total $402.54 / 6 nights = $67.09 per

*Breakdown of separate hotel reservations:

Transportation to and from varies too much, so I’ve left it out along with most incidental/one-time personal costs. In this case, I took a local bus (PHOTHONG) from Phuket Town for about $1.30. All other standard day-to-day expenses are included to give an idea of how much things cost in the area. So groceries will sometimes include basic personal care items (i.e. toothpaste, deodorant, contact solution/drops, etc.).

** Medical insurance is a bit different than usual for this visit to Thailand. Due to the required hospital stay even if showing no symptoms, I went with a company that specifically states they will cover the charges if this were to happen. I paid one price to cover 90 days initially, but I’m breaking it out per day here. 

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