A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Chumphon vs. Koh Pha Ngan

Should you visit Chumphon or Koh Pha Ngan?

Should I visit Chumphon or Koh Pha Ngan? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Chumphon

Sometimes tourism has a tendency to spoil the natural beauty of a place. This is not the case in the magical city of Chumphon, Thailand. As the gateway to the Chumphon Archipelago, this city has maintained natural, untouched beauty. Its miles of coastline are full of fine beaches with fishing, swimming and a number of other activities.

Koh Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan (or Pha Ngan) is best known for its full moon parties, attracting backpackers and budget travelers the world over for all-night parties on the beach. The clear, blue water, beautiful beaches, and tropical atmosphere bring the tourists to the island, and the low prices, diverse activities, and abundant amenities keep them here.

Which city is cheaper, Koh Pha Ngan or Chumphon?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Chumphon is $34, while the average daily cost in Koh Pha Ngan is $42. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Chumphon and Koh Pha Ngan in more detail.




Accommodation

An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $30 in Chumphon For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.

Koh Pha Ngan's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $44. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $22.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Chumphon $15
    Koh Pha Ngan $22
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Chumphon $30
    Koh Pha Ngan $44


Food

On average, meal and food prices in Chumphon cost around $12 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $4.80.

The average traveler spends about $9.62 per day in Koh Pha Ngan for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Chumphon $12
    Koh Pha Ngan $9.62
Typical Food prices in Chumphon

For Chumphon, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Ice Cream
    $0.19
  • Fruit at the Market
    $0.64
  • Breakfast
    $1.28

Typical Food prices in Koh Pha Ngan

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Koh Pha Ngan:


  • Noodle Lunch (for One)
    $1.28
  • Sit Down Dinner (for Two)
    $12
  • Smoothies (for Two)
    $1.28
  • Ice Cream
    $0.64
  • Juice
    $1.92
  • 3 Spring Rolls
    $0.96
  • 2 Pancakes
    $1.92


Local Transportation

To get around in Chumphon, the average visitor spends $5.93 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

The cost of a taxi ride in Koh Pha Ngan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $12 per person, per day, on local transportation in Koh Pha Ngan.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Chumphon $5.93
    Koh Pha Ngan $12

Typical Local Transportation prices in Koh Pha Ngan

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Koh Pha Ngan are as follows:


  • Scooter Rental
    $9.60
  • Ferry Ride
    $16
  • Gas for Scooter
    $3.52


Entertainment

In Chumphon, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $9.63 per person, per day.

Entertainment and activities in Koh Pha Ngan typically cost an average of $16 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Chumphon $9.63
    Koh Pha Ngan $16


Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Chumphon spend on average $10 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Koh Pha Ngan may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $9.28 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Chumphon $10
    Koh Pha Ngan $9.28
Typical Alcohol prices in Chumphon

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Chumphon are as follows:


  • Beer (2)
    $4.48

Typical Alcohol prices in Koh Pha Ngan

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Koh Pha Ngan are as follows:


  • Drinks at Irish Pub (for Two)
    $8.32



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Chumphon and Koh Pha Ngan, we can see that Koh Pha Ngan is more expensive. And not only is Chumphon much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Chumphon would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Chumphon and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Koh Pha Ngan would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Koh Pha Ngan than you might in Chumphon.

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