Around 20 million people in Thailand speak Thai, also known as Siamese. Many locals and everyone who works within the tourism industry will know really good English.
$1 = around 25 Thai Baht (THB).
A better way to work this one out? 100THB is $4.
UTC + 07:00, which means Thailand is 3 hours behind Sydney and Melbourne and one hour ahead of Perth.
A bottle of beer from a local bar, cafe or 7-Eleven can cost 40THB, which is less than $2. A cocktail bucket at Full Moon can come in at anywhere between 200THB and 500 THB.
Local street food is delicious and often costs under $2. If you're after a comforting sit-down dinner in a restaurant, expect to pay between about 3oo-400THB ($12-15).
Hostels beds in Southeast Asia are infamously cheap. You can wake up surrounded by fellow travellers in a dorm either in Bangkok, or on the beach for under $10.
A mid-range room in a guesthouse or hotel can often cost as little as $20; if you're hoping to splash out, expect to pay $60+, or check out our awesome beach break and hotel packages.
No trip to Thailand would be complete without a spin in a tuktuk, and 10km ride through Bangkok in one can cost around 150-180THB - around $5-7. A taxi from the airport to your accommodation in central Bangkok will cost you around $350-500THB - always ask for the meter to be switched on to avoid getting ripped off.
Overnight coaches and longer bus journeys in Southeast Asia are comfortable. A 12 hour journey - for example from Bangkok to Phuket - will set you back around $30 - the same as a night's hotel accommodation!