Phuket Currency

You’ll find Thai Baht mentioned throughout this web site. This is the local Phuket currency into which you need to convert your own currency when you arrive.

Here’s a currency converter to allow you to find out the conversion rate of one currency relative to another…

Phuket currency is pretty simple and much the same as the traditional dollars and cents. There are bank notes and coins, and one Baht is equal to 100 Satang.

The bank notes come in 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 Baht denominations (see below for the different colors). There is also a 10 Baht note but they’re not very common and you probably won’t see one. I’ve actually never seen one in all the time I’ve been here.

The coins are pretty worthless with one Baht the equivalent of 2-3 US cents, so you can imagine what the Satang are worth.

They come in 25 and 50 Satang, and 1, 5, and 10 Baht, but the same value can have different sized coins and only the later ones have Arabic numerals. This can be quite confusing sometimes.

I tend to leave my coins in the numerous jars you’ll find in a lot of the local businesses. They’re worth a lot more to the locals than they are to me!











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Rami June 7, 2011 at 4:23 pm


What is the exchange rate in phuket if i want to exchange from derham ( united arab emirates) to Baht.

Thank you,

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