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Money Giving Haggling Summary

Summary of Thai Money Attitudes

  1. The man usually pays, but the woman may pay too.
  2. If you think it's your turn to pay for dinner just pay, don't ask.
  3. Tipping amounts
    Beggars1 coins
    Car parks/small restaurant5 or 10 coins usually,
    20 or even 100-500 if you feel rich
    Weddings200 from friends, 500+ from bosses
    Religious events100-200
    Religious fundraising20
  4. Haggling: don't expect to get more than 30% off, usually you'll only get 10-20% especially if you are a farang. It gives you something to aim for though!

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