Food and Drink
Drinks purchased from a local convenience/ corner shop will be approximately
Bottle of water 7 – 15 baht
Can of coke 15 baht
Orange Juice 60 baht
Milk (pint) 40 baht
Bottle of green tea 20 – 35 baht
Red Bull 10 baht
Drinks purchased in a coffee shop or restaurant
Bottle of water 15 – 30 baht
Can of coke 20 – 35 baht
Orange Juice 60 – 80 baht
Coffee 25 – 80 baht
Tea 30 – 80 baht
Sharp English expect you to work as hard as you can, we expect you to be at work on time and we expect you to make your lessons as exciting and enjoyable as possible. In return though we appreciate the old “work hard play hard mentality” and as long as it doesn’t interfere with your teaching and work ethic, feel free let your hair down on a weekend.
With that in mind, the cost of a night out is also considerably cheaper than you are probably used to.
Alcohol purchased from a local convenience/ corner shop will be approximately
Bottle of local beer 30 – 40 baht
Bottle of alcohol-pop 40 – 60 baht
Bottle of local whiskey 200 – 350 baht
Bottle of local vodka 50 – 550 baht
Bottle of local gin 350 – 550 baht
Bottle of imported whiskey 500 – 1000 baht
Bottle of imported vodka 650 – 900 baht
Bottle of imported gin 700 – 1000 baht
Unless in a top Bangkok or tourist destination nightclub/restaurant, unlike the West, there isn’t a huge surcharge on drinks purchased inside. You do have to buy mixers and ice separately, which is how the owners make their money but It’s still good value.
Alcohol purchased at a restaurant or in a nightclub
Bottle of local beer 60 - 100 baht
Bottle of alco-pop 60 - 150 baht
Bottle of local whiskey 250 - 550 baht
Bottle of local vodka 450 - 650 baht
Bottle of local gin 450 - 650 baht
Bottle of imported whiskey 700 - 1700 baht
Bottle of imported vodka 750 - 1300 baht
Bottle of imported gin 800 - 1500 baht
Mixers (coke, sprite) 30 - 50 baht
Bucket of ice 40 - 50 baht
The chance to eat out every day in the west is a luxury only the top 1 percent can dream of but in Thailand it’s actually cheaper to eat out than it is to stay at home and cook for yourself. Small street side noodle stalls, hole in the wall family venders and food carts offer the most delicious, mouthwatering food at the most insane of prices.
These are a selection dishes with very simple Thai translations and depending on your location will cost between:
35-50 baht per person
pat ga prao mince pork or chicken, with
Thai holy basil leaves in a
spicy sauce and rice.
cow pad gai fried rice with chicken.
cow pad moo fried rice with pork.
pat si ew flat noodles with fish sauce
pat thai hor khai noodles, bamboo shoots,
vegetables, shrimp, wrapped
in a thin omelette.
cow mann gai bolied chicken,scented rice
and spicy dipping sauce.
gai tord deep fried chicken.
yam woon sen spicy clear noodles with
fresh tomatoes, onion,
vegetables, prawn and pork.
larb moo spicy mince pork salad.
dim sum Chinese style steamed rolls
with either pork, chicken or
gai yang grilled chicken on a kebab
satay moo barbecued pork on a kebab
som tam spicy papaya salad.
75-150 baht per person
mud sa man gai curry chicken with potatoes
and peanuts, served with
tom yum gung traditional sour red Thai curry with shrimp, shrimp, served with rice.
gang khiew waan green curry with coconut
milk and chicken, served
bpla naung steamed fish with
vegetables, served with
bpla tord deep fried fish with a selection of sauces, served
If after a few months you crave some western style dishes, there are restaurants catering to your needs but please appreciate that the majority of items are flown in from overseas and thus cost a little more.
Pizza 150 – 500 baht
KFC 100 – 200 baht
Diary Queen Ice cream 10 – 50 baht
Swensen Ice cream 50 – 100 baht
Homemade western dishes 100 – 200 baht
Homemade cakes and deserts 50 – 100 baht
Spaghetti and pasta 100 – 200 baht
Sushi unlimited buffet 320 baht