Thailand was always more developed and prices were going up little by little every year.Gibsons wrote: ↑Oct 10th, 2019 12:50 pmFrom what I'm reading, the Thai Baht has skyrocketed against pretty well every currency. I'm hearing that tourism is down by a large margin. This effects more of the expats living there and not as much the 2 week vacationer, but it's something to consider if you are counting your pennies. There may be other Asian countries that are a better deal with your CDN $.
I'm not telling people not to go, just be aware that CDN $ has been on a steady decline vs the Thai Baht for a couple years now. Your $ buys less than it did.
For those who are on a budget, Laos, Cambodia, Burma and Vietnam are a good alternatives.
However, most tourists go south of Bangkok. Prices up north( Chang Rai, Chang Mai) are still pretty cheap. $6 massages are not that hard to find