Som Tam green papaya salad in Krabi province is the most expensive in the country with an average price of 60 baht per dish, according to a survey by the Ministry of Commerce.
The ministry included som tam in its survey of the trend of the prices of consumer products for the year 2018 which showed a trend of rising prices due to economic expansion and increasing production costs.
The survey found the price of som tam in Krabi the most expensive in Thailand at 60 baht per dish, followed by Rayong (55 baht), Bangkok (35 baht) and Si Sa Ket (30 baht).
Pimchanok Vonkorpon, director-general of the Commerce Ministry's Trade Policy and Strategy Office, disclosed that average spending on travelling, fuel and mobile phone use in 2017 increased 24 percent compared to the spending a year earlier last year while average spending on house rent, cooking gas, electricity and household expense increased 22 percent from a year earlier.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)