Life in Bangkok can come on various levels of lifestyle but for many expats and people living in retirement, it will follow two popular scenarios. This would either be part of a quiet and simple life in the outer parts of the city, or the 24-hour city life in Bangkok’s central districts. The city works well for both lifestyles but the difference in budgets will vary quite a bit. While Bangkok in the past has had a reputation of being cheap; mostly from the observations of passersby who slum it in hostels and starve themselves but, as with any country, the cost of living in Bangkok increases as you seek more comfort.
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Cost of Living The Simple Life in Bangkok
The cost of living in Bangkok can be cheap for a simple life; located outside of the city
This also comes before the utility bills etc. which will come to around 2,000 Baht ($60.78 USD) plus unless surviving without air-con or communication. So in total, the basic budget for living in Bangkok should be around 15,000 Baht ($455.85 USD) per month up. That being said it will be far from glamorous. This is surviving more than living and this budget will not likely afford (unless splurging) a basic meal at McDonald’s, where it’s 150 Baht ($4.56 USD) plus or a Starbucks coffee at a similar price. To live cheap you do have to live local.
Cost of Living The Big City Life in Bangkok
Much of Bangkok’s Big City Life will be similar to the simple life, only the main difference in the cost of living in Bangkok will be
That being said there are some great condos to be found near the outer Skytrain stations and 10,000 Baht ($303.90 USD) per month can do well. Add that to the basic cost of living and a better budget would be 25,000 Baht ($759.75 USD) a month. This can quickly rise however with
It Is The Free Things That Make Bangkok Affordable
People watching, street life, local parks, and just immersing in local culture is the most satisfying experience of Bangkok. Admittedly most bad rep for Bangkok comes from tourists or travellers who fail to see or appreciate the real Bangkok. As a diversely multi-cultural city there’s always something happening, holidays, celebrations, festivals and with strong expat and social communities in central Bangkok areas it is quick and easy to immerse and integrate.
This “What Does it Cost To Live for a Month in?” post comes from Allan of Live Less Ordinary, about one of my favorite cities to adventure in, in the world Bangkok, Thailand.
While I am staying in Bangkok for one month, this is a good post, which has offered some ideas on how much things cost. I’m looking forward to visiting the city, especially trying out the street food.
Please I want to know,an agent told me about working visa in Thailand that he will give me tourist visa but direct to a company where I will work and that the company will take responsibility of my flight ticket,but if find it difficult to believe I want to ask is that possible in Thailand?
I don’t know your individual circumstances or the country you come from, but visas in Thailand can be very tricky, the rules change often and there are a lot of people who say one thing and, either don’t follow through or don’t do what they say out there. Your best bet is to find a professional (paralegal or lawyer) and/or maybe find competent people on some of the Facebook groups. Even then, be careful.
Agent from Thailand said me that , she will provide me the work visa and Plane ticket , also she will pay for apartment and give salary 9000THB, I thought of Planning to go but i don’t know if it is fake or true? anybody please suggest
Thai people are friendly, polite and helpful; however, it’s always best to research well before being committed. I visited BBK, Thailand a few times to see my son, who works and lives in BBK since he graduated from UCR. I didn’t stay in hotel, instead I stayed with my son and lived as a local for 3 weeks. This was the best living arrangement since it gave me an opportunity to meet the locals, try delicious street foods, board on right bus and understand Thai’s daily lifestyle. The population of a country is made of variety of character traits. For your safety and learning experience in a new country, make sure you are surrounded with people who care, love and are reliable. Also observe people’s behaviors to understand about their cultures, language and most important ‘be open minded and respectful’.
By the way I was born in Saigon, Viet Nam (Thailand’s neighboring country) but live in the USA since I was 15. I love the USA, adore VN, but have discovered I’m more comfortable in Thaland. I’m currently researching to partially retire in SEA-Thailand/VietNam (5mos/year).