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Nakhon Ratchasima, Changwat Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Nakhon Ratchasima?

You should plan to spend around $40 (฿1,449) per day on your vacation in Nakhon Ratchasima. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $15 (฿556) on meals
  • $4.53 (฿165) on local transportation
  • $39 (฿1,424) on hotels

A one week trip to Nakhon Ratchasima for two people costs, on average, $557 (฿20,291). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Nakhon Ratchasima cost?

A one week trip to Nakhon Ratchasima usually costs around $278 (฿10,146) for one person and $557 (฿20,291) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Nakhon Ratchasima on average costs around $557 (฿20,291) for one person and $1,113 (฿40,583) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Nakhon Ratchasima will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Nakhon Ratchasima on average costs around $1,193 (฿43,481) for one person and $2,385 (฿86,963) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Nakhon Ratchasima has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Nakhon Ratchasima expensive to visit?

Nakhon Ratchasima is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Thailand, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Nakhon Ratchasima in depth.

Within Asia, Nakhon Ratchasima is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Luang Prabang, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Taipei.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Nakhon Ratchasima Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Nakhon Ratchasima?

The average Nakhon Ratchasima trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Nakhon Ratchasima travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ฿1,424 ($39)
Local Transportation 1 ฿165 ($5)
Food 2 ฿556 ($15)
Entertainment 1 ฿213 ($6)
Alcohol 2 ฿186 - 559 ($5 - 15)
Accommodation Budget in Nakhon Ratchasima
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Nakhon Ratchasima is $20 (฿712). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Nakhon Ratchasima is $39 (฿1,424). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Nakhon Ratchasima

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Nakhon Ratchasima based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $20. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Nakhon Ratchasima
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Nakhon Ratchasima is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $4.53 (฿165) per person, per day, on local transportation in Nakhon Ratchasima.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Nakhon Ratchasima
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Rental Cars in Nakhon Ratchasima
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What did other people spend on Transportation in Nakhon Ratchasima?

Typical prices for Transportation in Nakhon Ratchasima are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Nakhon Ratchasima, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Tuk Tuk
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Food Budget in Nakhon Ratchasima
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  • While meal prices in Nakhon Ratchasima can vary, the average cost of food in Nakhon Ratchasima is $15 (฿556) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Nakhon Ratchasima should cost around $6.10 (฿223) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Nakhon Ratchasima is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Nakhon Ratchasima
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  • Entertainment and activities in Nakhon Ratchasima typically cost an average of $5.84 (฿213) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Nakhon Ratchasima
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  • The average person spends about $10 (฿373) on alcoholic beverages in Nakhon Ratchasima per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Nakhon Ratchasima
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  • On average, people spend $1.23 (฿45) on bottled water in Nakhon Ratchasima per day. The public water in Nakhon Ratchasima is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Nakhon Ratchasima on a Budget
Nakhon Ratchasima Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
If you're planning on traveling from Bangkok to Isaan, you'll likely make Nakhon Ratchasima your pit stop or home base. However, there is so much more to this sprawling metropolis than just a layover. Underneath the chaos of it all, is a charming and traditional Thai city.
One of the most iconic symbols of the city is the Statue of Thao Suranaree. This statue stands in a municipal area, and both night and day you'll be able to see the locals kneeling and praying before making offerings of incense and flowers. If you are going to go up the stairs, take your shoes off first.

The Maha Weerawong Museum is a great spot for some quiet, inner reflection. The exhibits are mostly Buddha statues and icons. There are several interesting displays of the chairs used by Thai kings and queens on their visits.

One of the most famous temples in Nakhon Ratchasima is the lake and island temple of Wat Phra Mahart. Walk around inside and see the ancient sandstone statue of the Hindu god Vishnu, or take a stroll outside to see the water lizards lurking in the undergrowth. They may look like crocodiles, but they are generally harmless.

Thailand's first national park is the Khao Yai National Park. This vast park of four provinces includes 3,000 species of plants, 200 wild elephants, tigers, gibbons, bears, bats, birds, and more. It's easy to see why this is an attractive spot for animal lovers.

If you need a greater guarantee that you'll see the animals you're looking for, take a trip to the Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo. This massive site allows the animals to live in large, natural habitats and many are hand fed. Have your camera ready to see lions, tigers, elephants, bears, giraffes, zebras, chimpanzees, rhinos, wildebeests, antelope and so much more. If you don't want to walk through the whole zoo, there are places to rent bicycles or you can hop on a sight-seeing tour bus for a small fee. If you have more cash to drop, you can hire an electric cart by the hour.

Another nice way to leisurely let the time pass by is at the Thao Suranaree Municipal Area. Also known as a park, this pedestrian strip is one of the absolute best places for an evening stroll. Once you pass a short moat section, you are n the walking area. This is where a raised water course follows the once strong city wall. As you continue you'll see the Light and Sound Performance building and more of the reconstructed city wall. There are so many little treasures to see along this route, just take your time and enjoy it.

Other activities to look into Nakhon Ratchasima are soccer games at the large Nakhon Ratchasima stadium, the waterslide park and golf, just to name a few.
Food and Dining
In a sprawling metropolis like Nakhon Ratchasima, there are meals of all types to be found. There are western and Thai restaurants of all prices, but remaining on a budget is simple. The cheaper restaurants usually fall into one of two categories. There are those that sell pre-cooked meals like khao man gai, kwitiyao or khao moo daeng. Then, there are those with fuller menus to pick form. They will usually offer things like khao pad or pad Thai. No matter what, while you're in Thailand you will want to enjoy the local flavors. Be sure to try anything with seafood as it is usually caught locally and fresh.

The most popular form of public transit is the songthaews – pickup trucks converted into hop-on buses. You can get on anywhere if you hail it from the side of the road, and usually stops when a passenger hits the buzzer. Each of these vehicles follows a fixed route, and there are approximately 20 different routes covering most of the roads in the city. Since all the destinations are listed in Thai, this system can get confusing.

Tuk-tuks are also found all over the city. They are usually found in large numbers where ever tourists gather – shopping centers, department stores, and bus and train stations with individuals sprinkled throughout the city.

Taxis are also available, but not as easy to come by.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.