Krabi (Thailand)

Krabi is a small town in Thailand at the south coast of the Strait of Malacca. The city's climate is tropical monsoon climate and the temperature is about 30 C throughout the year. The rainy season lasts for 6 months from May to November. The region's main attractions are the warm sea and the very beautiful sandy beaches in the middle of the tall columnar cut stone mountains. There are over 130 islands, of which the most famous is probably the Phi Phi Island, which appeared on the James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun". Almost all of the islands are bordered by living corals and the water is clear, so the area is also popular among scuba divers."

Population: 24,986
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Thai
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 191 (poliisi), 1669 (ambulanssi), 199 (palokunta)
Currency: Thai baht (THB)
Electric plugs: A, B, C, F
Voltage: 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: In a cheaper restaurant you can leave small change behind if you want. In high-end restaurants there is an expected tip of 10%, minimum.
Time in destination: Nov 13, 2019, 9:08:47 PM

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Weather Forecast

Wed
13.11

Light rain

79°F

Thu
14.11

Heavy rain

86°F

Fri
15.11

Heavy rain

84°F

Sat
16.11

Cloudy

88°F

Sun
17.11

Rain showers

86°F

Mon
18.11

Rain showers

88°F

Tue
19.11

Heavy rain showers

86°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 91.4 - 6 -
February - 93.2 - 3 -
March - 93.2 - 7 -
April - 93.2 - 12 -
May - 91.4 - 19 -
June - 89.6 - 20 -
July - 89.6 - 20 -
August - 89.6 - 20 -
September - 89.6 - 22 -
October - 87.8 - 25 -
November - 89.6 - 18 -
December - 89.6 - 11 -

More information: Krabi forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Krabi is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $31.69, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $89.37, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $36.56
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $2.15
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $3.14
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.47
  • Meal, McDonalds: $6.25
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $1.97

More information: Krabi price level

Destination Map

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Safety

Krabi has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 59.2 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 81.0 (better than United states average 69.9)
  • Walking alone at night: 57.6 (better than United states average 40.8)

More information: Krabi safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

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