Bangkok is truly one of the world’s great cities, and also a bargain for travelers in almost every way. Its busy airport usually has good deals on incoming flights, and once you are here nearly everything is cheap by international standards.
Hotels in Bangkok can be found for next to nothing, but be warned that the absolute bottom end gets you a low standard that isn’t found many other places. Spending a bit more can get you something fairly nice, and things get better and better the more you are able to spend.
The transportation and attractions cost very little as well, so once you are situated you can keep yourself entertained for days on a very low budget. And of course food is not only excellent in Bangkok, but it’s famously cheap as well. Freshly prepared dishes from street stalls can be found all day and well into the night, with meals costing around US$1 and up, and restaurants in the city don’t charge much more for a comfortable seat and good service.
Compared to elsewhere in Southeast Asia, getting drunk here can be expensive, with wine and spirits being particularly steep. Budget-minded party people can save money by buying the first couple of rounds from one of the thousands of mini markets and starting in the hotel or hostel. Those staying more than a couple days should seriously think about some of these great and cheap day trips from Bangkok.