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    Cost of Living in Bangkok

    I am aware that this varies greatly depending on if you are single and/or have a family.

    I am curious as to 1-bedroom apartment prices, utilities, entertainment (out once or twice a week), and about how much you think it would take to live comfortably in Bangkok for a single person.

    Thanks
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    min 100,000 THB a month to survive in Bangkok,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    min 100,000 THB a month to survive in Bangkok,
    Really? How so? I've heard other people living on a lot less.. just curious as to where you get that amount from. Thanks

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    It depends on your standards.


    How To Live Like a VIP in Bangkok for $285.06 Per Month
    https://migrationology.com/cost-of-l...gkok-thailand/

    versus:

    Expense Thai Baht US Dollars British Pounds Euros
    Rent and Utilities 14,500.03 439.40 328.18 372.01
    Gifts and Donations 5,159.85 156.36 116.78 132.38
    Health 7,444.00 225.58 168.48 190.98
    Maid 4,465.83 135.33 101.08 114.56
    Groceries 4,844.96 146.82 109.66 124.28
    Dining 4,864.90 147.42 110.11 124.79
    Transportation 2,464.09 74.67 55.77 63.21
    Fitness 3,760.87 113.97 85.12 96.47
    Entertainment 2,089.89 63.33 47.30 53.61
    Alcohol 2,068.42 62.68 46.81 53.06
    Household 886.83 26.87 20.07 22.75
    Coffee 721.13 21.85 16.32 18.50
    Beauty 123.33 3.74 2.79 3.16
    Vacation 19,338.40 586.01 437.67 496.07
    Clothes 4,326.33 131.10 97.91 110.99
    Insurance 1,873.80 56.78 42.41 48.07
    Other 1,725.86 52.30 39.06 44.27
    Rent and Utilities

    Each month, I pay 10,000 baht for rent and 2,000 baht for condo association fees. The 2,500 baht balance goes to electric and water bills. In Thailand, property managers usually increase the rates for electricity and water–however, my current building administration just passes on the actual bills and rates. If you want to know more about the rental market in Bangkok, check out our guide on renting. If you want to buy a condo in Bangkok, we also have a guide for that too.
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    ^I appreciate that, Nemo. I'll check into it more.

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    Live on the outskirts of BKK and get much better deals.

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    ^I bet..

    I was looking at Numbeo.. is this pretty accurate..
    says last updated Feb 2018
    https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Bangkok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    is this pretty accurate..

    https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Bangkok


    • A single person monthly costs: 20,702.59฿ without rent.
    well, you could live on that, like hollow's thread on af: living on 35,000/month.

    though, a decent standard of living with a nice condo, running your air all the time would be closer to df's estimate:

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    min 100,000 THB a month to survive in Bangkok,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    min 100,000 THB a month to survive in Bangkok,
    Probably less these days given rentals have dropped across the board because of a stupendous over-supply of condos coming onto the market in the past five years.

    A decent one bed gaff, around 50-60 sm in a nice building in downtown Bkk would cost anywhere from 18,000 to 25,000 baht a month, depending on proximity to the BTS.
    Obligatory costs for phone, cable, internet, electricity, water, taxis and BTS, say around 8,000.

    Assuming one is sociable and gregarious to a normal degree then around 30,000 for pubs to include dining modestly in sensible places, cheap takeaways and diverse necessities from supermarkets and a basic home cooking regime..

    Just-in-case money for treats and impromptu foolishness around 15,000.

    All in all around 75,000 would secure a reasonable day-to-day life but if one wanted to scale back and live quietly from time to time then 60,000 would be reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    Sorry, but if that is "VIP" I am confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    I am aware that this varies greatly depending on if you are single and/or have a family.

    I am curious as to 1-bedroom apartment prices, utilities, entertainment (out once or twice a week), and about how much you think it would take to live comfortably in Bangkok for a single person.

    Thanks
    As already mentioned about 100,000 baht a month if you want to slum it about 50,000 baht .

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    I used to get through 100-150k baht a month in Bangkok 1999-2003 and was paying less than 15k in rent. Best 4 years off my life not sure my liver would agree though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    As already mentioned about 100,000 baht a month
    The way I spend money, and the lifestyle I enjoy, I'd probably need around that much..

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    In terms of exchange, assuming , then your regime with mucky whores those days was around 2000 per month, tops.

    The same amount in today would buy you a regime of around 90,000 baht.

    I understand that a whore these days is around the 3000 baht mark whereas you were short timing them for 500 a pop.

    Happy days indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    impromptu foolishness around 15,000.
    I'm partial to a bit of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    All in all around 75,000 would secure a reasonable day-to-day life but if one wanted to scale back and live quietly from time to time then 60,000 would be reasonable.

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    Okay, that seems reasonable.. No surprise about buttfly.

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    Butterfly probably includes his weekly ladyboy stopover in his estimate.

    Freelancer are quite cheap though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    I understand that a whore these days is around the 3000 baht mark whereas you were short timing them for 500 a pop.

    Happy days indeed.
    Umm.. no whores for me, thanks. I'll be saving money I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farangrakthai View Post
    well, you could live on that, like hollow's thread on af: living on 35,000/month.
    oh, my gosh, no I'd rather not try that. I live on about 100,000 baht here in Shanghai, and I think the cost of living may be a bit cheaper than Bangkok, but I'll have to check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    In terms of exchange, assuming , then your regime with mucky whores those days was around 2000 per month, tops.

    The same amount in today would buy you a regime of around 90,000 baht.

    I understand that a whore these days is around the 3000 baht mark whereas you were short timing them for 500 a pop.

    Happy days indeed.
    Sorry to disappoint but whores never been my thing, a handsome well spoken gent such as myself in my mid to late 20s pussy used to throw itself at me. Obviously my social circles would have been somewhat different to yours during my time in Bangkok as in creepy old sex pests such as yourself would have been given short shrift. An exception of course was made for the good Baron.
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    how much do English teachers earn in China again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    oh, my gosh, no I'd rather not try that. I live on about 100,000 baht here in Shanghai, and I think the cost of living may be a bit cheaper than Bangkok, but I'll have to check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    how much do English teachers earn in China again?
    I have a couple of friends, a couple both got degrees and in their early 20s no teaching experience and starting on 22k per year each with housing and other benefits thrown in. So I guess someone with experience in private or international schools in China could command considerably more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    how much do English teachers earn in China again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    Sorry to disappoint but whores never been my thing

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    Ye so how much is 100k again in sterling?

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