Phuket, Thailand Price Guide Last Updated: Mar 2022

Taken as a whole, Phuket is also the most expensive part of Thailand for visitors. There are definitely some affordable options, especially for those who are willing to stay a bit inland, but the deluxe resorts in Phuket are definitely expensive compared to anywhere else in Southeast Asia. The high season is from December through March, and there are so many resorts that competition keeps prices reasonable, but the rest of the year Phuket has the cheapest 5-star resorts in the world.

Once you have a room it’s possible to enjoy yourself and not spend much more, as budget food and drink options are available not far from most hotels, but if you want to snorkel or scuba dive or sail, it’s going to cost you. If you are on a backpacker budget then you’ll find the cheapest options in Phuket Town rather than along the beaches, but it also means riding buses back and forth each day, which takes some of the fun out of visiting a resort island.

BACKPACKER INDEX: US$32.99
1 USD = 35.4300 THB
136 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2022

Phuket Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar6.00 - 38.00
starstarstarstarstar13.00 - 60.00
starstarstarstarstar18.00 - 100.00
starstarstarstarstar38.00 - 156.00
starstarstarstarstar82.00 - 222.00

Phuket Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed4.66 - 13.97

Phuket Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Phuket AquariumThis family-friendly attraction is on the southern coast of the island.
adults
children
5.08
2.82
Butterfly Garden & Insect WorldSee thousands of butterflies and a lot more at this unique attraction near the center of Phuket island.
adults
4-10
8.47
4.23
Snorkeling tour (all-day)Choose from a wide variety of tours and operators, combining various nearby islands.
premium
budget
107.25
28.22

Phuket Food and drink prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastFood at resorts will usually cost much more than options across the road.1.98 - 4.23
Budget lunchDepending on which part of Phuket you are based in, prices can vary greatly.2.82 - 5.64
Budget dinnerSome sit-down restaurants near the resorts can be great bargains, but not all of them.5.64 - 11.29
Beer (.33l bottle)As with other things, it all depends on which area you are in. Phuket Town is cheapest.1.98 - 3.39

transportation prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to beach resorts18.49 - 28.22
Shared minibus from airport to resorts2.82 - 5.08
Local bus from airport to resorts0.71 - 1.13
3km tuk-tuk (taxi) ride in Phuket9.03 - 11.29
Local bus ride in Phuket0.71 - 1.13
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