Beach tourism and require the cost of living in Koh Samui is a little higher than in the Thai countryside. Note at the same time that rates for Koh Samui are cheaper than other destinations like Koh Tao and Koh Phi Phi, probably because Koh Samui is a large island close to the mainland.
The cost of living in Koh Samui depend in part on you, the way you live, what you like to eat, comfort you want and most importantly, how long you'll stay. The more you stay longer and we can reduce the bill.
If Koh Samui is becoming more and more a luxury destination with mounted recent range, you can still imagine living / staying in Koh Samui for 400 € per month all inclusive ... finally .. enough to survive!
For tourists who are just a few days, as a minimum budget 1,000THB (around. 24 €) per day to house and feed you. At this price, you will not promise luxury, but a roof, very good food and a drink in here and there.
To be comfortable rather 2,000THB count per day for incidentals can quickly accumulate (gifts, excursions, car rental, gas ...).
Beyond 2,000THB day, you will have access to very good quality hotels and live like a prince.
Be aware that the cost of living in Thailand is 2 to 3 times cheaper than in Europe
In Koh Samui there are also restaurants, night markets and supermarkets (Tescos Lotus ...).
If you eat only local food (Thai), you are going to reduce their bills.
For those who rent a house with kitchen, if you like to cook you can also lower the invoice using supermarkets or markets, but on condition of Thai cooking. Think it is European in restaurants or supermarkets food, it's still expensive. For example, a steak you can easily cost four times the price of a Chicken Fried Rice (fried rice with chicken), the wine is very expensive quickly and cheese listening 400 THB.
You should also know: if you buy at the market and you get your head west, you'll pay a bit more expensive than Thailand .. but it's still cheap.
If you stay long in Koh Samui, 3 weeks, for example, think you can find all locations equipped 10,000THB less than a month. But be careful, at this rate, we are not at the level of Western standards.
Some houses with two rooms, air conditioning, hot water, kitchen, television, the Internet can you cost less 15,000THB per month. Note that in the holiday can have costs (water / electricity).
At least expensive scooter can cost 150THB/200THB day. In negotiating the month, we should be able to easily reach 3,000THB per month.
You will see for yourself, the cost of living in Koh Samui is another good market for us Westerners. The number galloping expat who took up residence in Koh Samui is a proof. What is the most expensive in Koh Samui is the airfare to get to Thailand.
Price list below is an average, prices are variable depending place
Fried rice Chicken: 50 to 80 THB
Pad thai: THB 50
Thai dish (Green curry, Massaman ...): 80 THB
Whole cookedchicken bought in the street 90 THB
European Food (Western)
Pizza: 250 to 350 THB
European dish: 400 to 500THB
European meal (2 courses + wine): f750 to 1500 THB (as standing restaurant)
Cocktails on the beach: 150 THB
Bucket Vodka Redbull: 250 THB
Bottle of Sangsom (local rum): 250 THB
Beer: 60 to 100THB
Espresso: 60 to 80 THB
Glass of wine: 150 to 200 THB
Pastis: 150 to 200 THB
Coca Cola: 30 to 50 THB
Bottle of drinking water: 20 THB
Bottle of mineral water: 50 THB
Scooter rental: from 150 to 350 THB
Motorcycle rental: from 800 to 1500 THB
Car rental from 1100 to 3000 THB
Repair a puncture: 120 to 150 THB
Price of a liter of gasoline: 40 THB (50 THB among sellers "the bottle")
20 minutes jet sky: 800THB
1 hour Quad: THB 1500
Tour boat (longtail) with driver: 600 THB / person
One night in a bungalow with fan of 300 to 400 THB
A night in a bungalow with A / C 800 à 1000 THB
One night in a hotel 1200 à 40000 THB depending on the class of the hotel