CURRENCY

Thailand VS Philippines

currency

Thailand currency:
Thai Baht

 

Exchange rates for US Dollar and Euro:

1 € = about 45 Baht

1 $ = about 33 Baht

Philippine currency:
Philippine Peso

 

Exchange rates for US Dollar and Euro:

1 € = about 60 Pesos

1 $ = about 45 Pesos


Latest Exchange Rates

BAHT

Euro to Baht

Thailand: Baht (THB)

US Dollar to Baht

PESOS

Euro to Pesos

Philippines: Pesos

US Dollar to Pesos


Talk to your local bank at least two weeks before your journey.

Your bank will let you know if you’re better off paying by debit or credit card in Thailand or the Philippines. I would highly recommend you take a debit card, a visa credit card and a master card with you to make sure you have access to money at all times. 

If you are travelling with other people you don’t need to own all of these cards yourself; just make sure that all three are represented in your group, as it is very likely that some cards are not working in South East Asia.


ATMs in Thailand

I took 200€ (7,500 Thai Baht) from my local bank to Thailand. Unfortunately, my bank didn’t give me a good exchange rate, compared to withdrawing money at the ATM in Thailand, but it was quite handy to have some money straight after landing.

ATMs in Philippines

Before I went to the Philippines, I didn’t get any pesos in advance. I used the ATM at Manila International airport to got enough money for two weeks.

Tip: To save bank fees withdraw as much as you need for your stay. Just make sure to split the cash between you and leave most in the safe at the hotel. 

Find out more differences
between Thailand and the Philippines.

Costs of living

Living Costs

How much are monthly expenses?

weather

Weather

When is the best time to travel?

internet

Internet

What’s the Internet service like in each country?

Culture

Culture

How are the people and culture?

nightlife

Nightlife

What’s the bar / club scene like?

things to do

Things To Do

Choice of leisure activities and sightseeing

food

Food

Local specialities and choice of restaurants

getting around

Transportation

What is the best way to get around?

beaches

Beaches

Where are the most beautiful beaches?

travel advice

Travel Advice

Local safety, vaccinations, health insurance

visa

Visa

Do I need a visa? How do I apply?

currency

Currencies

Exchange rates for Euros and Dollars

cheap flights

Cheap Flights

How to find and book cheap flights

cheap flat

Flats/Hotels

Tips and links to find cheap flats and hotels

best destinations

Destinations

What are the best destinations in each country?

pros and cons

Pros & Cons

Top 5 pros and cons of each country

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