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    Cost of living per Month

    How much is your cost of living per month?

    I did a little experiment a couple of months ago, and went native, ate 95% of thai food,(not Isaan) did away with all luxuries never used the car,only motorbike, its was hard it lasted a month and wanted to see, how much i could exist on.

    total cost with electric and gas, And i also smoked Thai tobacco roll ups, but had to buy rizla rolling papers.

    6,000 baht

    this amount did not include the babies stuff, that she needs.

    how much could you live on per month.?
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    Jeysus, that sounds a tough existence. Even a kinew like me would struggle to live on that.

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    30 to 40 k a month - Thai baht.

    Vehicle is paid for and we eat Thai food prepared by my missus 90% of the time. She spends between 1500 and 2000 baht a week at Makro for meat, veggies, fruit and other ingredients.

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    It was tough, i did it because my wife said all the money goes on my luxuries, and she was right, they lived pretty well, i was the one that was constantly hungry.

    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim View Post
    Jeysus, that sounds a tough existence. Even a kinew like me would struggle to live on that.

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    20 to 25 K baht per month with just me in the house. House and car paid for. Eat out or cook at home 50/50.

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    I earn about 180k (gross) per month, If I can move 60k offshore to my savings account at the end of the month I have lived frugally.

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    Don't know. Not much. Maybe 10,000 a month (maybe less), unless there's something unusual to spend money on.
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    ~70K, much of it being household expenses (I'm also including stuff like feeding the dogs and Muay Thai training sessions- I'm not sure if that should be added in)- it might be a bit more or a bit less from month-to-month.

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    about 40k a month, including absolutely everything

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    Its interesting only with a few replies i can see, who lives in countryside and who lives in the City.

    my usual spending is approx 15,000 to 20,000 in country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasojack View Post

    6,000 baht
    That amount monthly wouldn't even cover my electric and water bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasojack View Post
    Its interesting only with a few replies i can see, who lives in countryside and who lives in the City.

    my usual spending is approx 15,000 to 20,000 in country.

    This kind of inquiry and thread has been done a number of times in a variety of ways all throughout these forums.

    It really gets down to where one lives and general lifestyle. And all is different from the next regarding respective comfort level.

    I suspect those that have engaged in a country type of lifestyle tend to spend less per month [on an average] than an urbanite might find necessary.

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    ^ No flies on you, are there.

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    Rural surin

    So i take it your not going to participate in the thread then.?

    if previous threads have been posted,possibly you could supply links, so we could compare the cost as of then and now.?

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    I think he could well be a monk LOL

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    ^ No flies on you, are there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    ^ No flies on you, are there.
    Only of the sweet smelling variety.

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    Whatever we earn, unless we're saving for something (like we are now).

    We're being tough with money and spending about 50k a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasojack View Post
    How much is your cost of living per month?

    I did a little experiment a couple of months ago, and went native, ate 95% of thai food,(not Isaan) did away with all luxuries never used the car,only motorbike, its was hard it lasted a month and wanted to see, how much i could exist on.

    total cost with electric and gas, And i also smoked Thai tobacco roll ups, but had to buy rizla rolling papers.

    6,000 baht

    this amount did not include the babies stuff, that she needs.

    how much could you live on per month.?
    Congrats on the low number.

    That cant include rent though...can it ?

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    Living in Chiangmai, reasonably cheap rate/person.

    Rent ......= Bt 4,500/mth ( long term rate, incl. water, electricity).
    Food ......= Bt 4,500/mth (Bt 150/day (eat out, Thai food, plus 1 Farang home cooked meal /day).
    Transport = Bt 1,500/mth average.
    Cigars......= Bt 750/mth ( Bt 25/day @ 5xBt5 Burmese black).
    Clothes ...= Bt 250/mth average.
    Toiletries..= Bt 100/mth average.
    Alcohol.... = Bt 3,000/mth average.( Not every day)
    Other.......= Bt 1,000/mth
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    Total.......= Bt 15,600/mth average.

    Entertainment, extra.

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    I think I could survive on 5k baht a month.

    I think I could be fairly comfortable at 10k baht a month.

    But I am single, and this doesn't include rent (as I am Thai am able to own, and property has been paid for). This is also in BKK.

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    Looking at my receipts, I could live on less if I gave up shopping at Rim Ping, eating sushi and drinking wine. I won't give up that stuff.

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    Here in the West I spend 120,000 Baht a month, I have no morgage and no debt.

    Step out side the front door and one will drop 3000 Baht in a heart beat.

    When I retire I will spend 6 months a year in Thailand. I plan to rent a nice gaff and live a very nice life style, should be able to do this according to you guys and the info on threads like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    shopping at Rim Ping
    You naughty, naughty girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Here in the West I spend 120,000 Baht a month, I have no morgage and no debt.

    Step out side the front door and one will drop 3000 Baht in a heart beat.

    When I retire I will spend 6 months a year in Thailand. I plan to rent a nice gaff and live a very nice life style, should be able to do this according to you guys and the info on threads like this.

    Cheers.
    Smart move.
    That's what I do now, at the rates I quoted above, I still save half of my pension.

    I also make a tidy little earner on top of that, self employed, so a pretty relaxed and comfortable life is very possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    eating sushi
    where do you go that is good?

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