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Cost of Living in Bangkok – Other

This is the other half which is not as simple as the Cost of Living in Bangkok – Food as the expenses would really depend on what you want. The price ranges in this lot differ from the high to the low end of the market. You need to cut your living to the size of your income. Anything is possible. This list was put together by more than 2,000 expats who made an average salary in Thailand of 22,000฿ so you have a good idea that this is as cheap as what you can go.

Cost of Living in Bangkok

Rent depends on where you live and how much you earn. Most teachers in Thailand tend to live in the 3,000฿ – 5,000฿ a month apartments outside of the Bangkok City Center. The cost of renting is much lower. As an example you can rent a good 2 bedroomed house in Minburi outside of Bangkok for about 7,000฿ per month. How far you get depends on how good your negotiating skills are. If you have a Thai wife then you have the advantage as you leave it to her and make yourself disappear before the process even starts. You will get a good deal!

 

TransportationAvg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)25.00 ฿
15.00฿ – 30.00฿
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)893.03 ฿
600.00฿ – 1,000.00฿
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)35.00 ฿
35.00฿ – 35.00฿
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)5.00 ฿
5.00฿ – 6.30฿
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)100.00 ฿
90.00฿ – 120.00฿
Gasoline (1 liter)39.24 ฿
36.00฿ – 43.00฿
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)775,000.00 ฿
700,000.00฿ – 1,000,000.00฿
Utilities (Monthly)Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment2,913.49 ฿
409.09฿ – 5,000.00฿
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)1.72 ฿
1.00฿ – 3.00฿
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)648.48 ฿
600.00฿ – 800.00฿
Sports And LeisureAvg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult1,956.20 ฿
1,200.00฿ – 2,500.00฿
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)370.00 ฿
200.00฿ – 500.00฿
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat180.00 ฿
150.00฿ – 210.00฿
Clothing And ShoesAvg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)2,118.51 ฿
1,500.00฿ – 2,900.00฿
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …)1,582.22 ฿
1,200.00฿ – 2,000.00฿
1 Pair of Nike Shoes3,114.51 ฿
2,500.00฿ – 3,600.00฿
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes3,189.00 ฿
2,500.00฿ – 4,434.06฿
Rent Per MonthAvg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre21,834.22 ฿
15,000.00฿ – 30,000.00฿
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre10,321.43 ฿
4,000.00฿ – 15,000.00฿
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre59,726.72 ฿
40,000.00฿ – 80,000.00฿
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre28,055.56 ฿

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