Cost of Living in Bangkok

Summary about cost of living in Bangkok:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.44 $ 1.53-4.58
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25.96 $ 18.33-36.65
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.80 $ 4.58-7.03
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.44 $ 1.53-3.67
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.95 $ 3.05-7.18
Cappuccino (regular) 2.39 $ 1.37-3.97
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.63 $ 0.43-1.22
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.32 $ 0.21-0.61
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.44 $ 5.09-10.41
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.07 $ 0.69-1.66
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.42-1.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.75 $ 1.22-2.44
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.46 $ 5.54-13.85
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.11-2.77
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.94 $ 2.08-8.31
Apples (1 lb) 1.44 $ 0.97-2.08
Banana (1 lb) 0.66 $ 0.35-0.83
Oranges (1 lb) 1.06 $ 0.76-1.66
Tomato (1 lb) 0.62 $ 0.35-0.94
Potato (1 lb) 0.66 $ 0.48-1.11
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 $ 0.28-0.82
Lettuce (1 head) 1.09 $ 0.46-1.83
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.51 $ 0.40-0.76
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 21.38 $ 13.74-30.24
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $ 1.47-2.44
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $ 2.29-4.58
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.43 $ 3.67-5.04
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.02 $ 0.61-1.37
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 32.99 $ 22.91-39.71
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.07 $ 1.07-1.07
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.29 $ 0.25-0.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.67 $ 3.05-5.50
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.56 $ 3.01-4.16
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,652.41 $ 22,907.76-48,869.88
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,467.31 $ 21,380.57-30,543.68
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 78.99 $ 45.82-129.81
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 $ 0.03-0.09
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.10 $ 18.30-30.54
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 68.06 $ 36.65-97.74
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.98 $ 4.58-15.27
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.11 $ 5.50-7.64
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 318.91 $ 152.72-610.87
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,357.77 $ 6,872.33-21,380.57
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.00 $ 30.54-91.63
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.87 $ 18.33-61.09
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.63 $ 70.25-137.45
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.81 $ 61.09-122.17
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 639.71 $ 366.52-1,069.03
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 316.70 $ 183.26-458.16
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,039.76 $ 1,527.18-2,748.93
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 881.87 $ 458.16-1,374.47
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 439.76 $ 283.76-709.39
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 211.40 $ 127.69-283.76
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 740.68 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.12 0.09-0.21

Prices in Bangkok

These data are based on 3311 entries in the past 18 months from 435 different contributors.
Last update: December 2018
Sources and References: Info
No sources and references provided yet.
Add new source here:
Sign up for our newsletter:
Your email address:
This page in other languages:

DeutschLebenshaltungskosten in Bangkok
FrançaisCoût de la Vie à Bangkok
EspañolCosto de Vida en Bangkok

Leave a comment:
Your name: Sign In
Your email address (optional):
Your comment (no HTML):

69 Comments so far

#Jacob on Dec 02, 2018 :
Hey, I will be moving to be BKK this Jan and my salary will be 60k THB in-hand. Will that be enough? And what kind of life some expat can live this amount?
#Anonymous on Sep 04, 2018 :
A salary offered to you up to 40,000 baht a month in Thailand is just to get by.
What does it exactly mean?
1.You won't be able to save money.
2.You can't afford trips in Thailand.
3.You can't pay hospital bills with the basic medical insurance that Thai employers might offer.
4.You can't afford a plane ticket to fly back home.
5 The 'fun' you can afford on 'some' weekends is eating fast food and paying for taxi.
Don't compare Thai people's income with yours.That is a trap employers use to lure foreign employees.A western person can't live like an office worker in Thailand who makes 15,000 baht a month.Thai people don't have your expenses like visa fees,traveling to the west,hospital bills like yours,eating western food,expensive local trips,and FYI most Thais don't have savings.
You will hear some foreigners swearing that they can save a few thousand baht a month with a salary of 40,000 baht/ month.
But what is the point in living in Thailand when they live like a beach bum?
#Anonymous on Aug 03, 2018 :
The price of condo in the city is now between 200,000 baht-300,000 baht per square meter. The price is increasing gradually.
#BKKFarang on Jun 26, 2018 :
@#rush on Apr 24, 2018 :You can NOT rent out your apartment/condo on a short term basis. Daily or weekly renting out is prohibited by law. A local agent is not necessary, if you can handle the paperwork by yourself.
#Anonymous on Jun 22, 2018 :
Apartment in the city in Bangkok, its price per squate meter is 200,000-250,000 baht.
#Linny on May 04, 2018 :
Hi Rush for 2 bed 2 bath condo in Platinum area rent around 40,000 THB/month for Size 79 sqm. , rent around 42,000 THB/month for Size 84 sqm. and rent around 53,000 THB/month for Size 90 sqm .
#Anonymous on May 04, 2018 :
Thailand is like a begger country forcing traveller passing through Thailand in transit to apply for a visa on arrival which costs a whooping 2000 bath which can be used to purchase 4 flight ticket of going from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.

Transit traveller like my 70 years old mum just need to stay at the Bangkok airport just for 3 hours to join her connecting flight but the begger staff at the airport didn't allow her where she was to join her connecting flight even after a heated argument and eventually shamelessly forced her out of the immigration to apply for a ripoff visa on arrival of 2000 bath unnecessarily and she entered the immigration immediately again to join her connecting flight. She was very tired and was almost late for her connecting flight as applying the ripoff visa wasted a lot of her time as well.

So easily the Bangkok airport ripped my mum off 2000 baths as well as her energy just to contribute the ripoff visa fee to Thailand just for being in transit for 3 hours even with already arranged confirmed connecting flight to her final destination.

My mum travelled all over the world but this is the first time being ripped off deliberately by Thailand airport and she has never encountered such a dishonest country like Thailand throughout her whole life.

Right now my mum is afraid to travel to the ripoff land Thailand.

So Thailand is truly a RIPOFF nation tourist should be aware of.
#Anonymous on May 01, 2018 :
According to to news below that 60% of the expats people surveyed saying it has become either somewhat or very difficult to afford living in Thailand over the last 12 months

Thaivisa Survey: Half Of Expats Have Considered Leaving Thailand In The Last Year
#Anonymous on Apr 29, 2018 :
Tourist Ripoff or tourist double price is not acceptable to humble Taiwan government which must be learnt by Thailand where tourist Ripoff is a norm practiced shamelessly by both Thailand government and many places such as ATM withdrawal fee as much as 200 bath for tourists, double entrance fee, raising arrival visa fee from 500 baht to current 2000 baht, frequent dishonest cheating, etc.
Visa fee should not be regarded as a big business to the extent of not willing to offer visa waiver to qualified region like Taiwan, etc.
Money first is the current wrong policy instead of the people first policy in the previous democracy government.

Taxi driver apologizes for overcharging
#rush on Apr 24, 2018 :
Hey Guys,
I'm looking to buy an apartment in Makkasan or Pratunam area and I have a few concerns. Reasons behind the purchase is mostly as an investment property and my family and I visit Bangkok twice a year and we always stay in Makkasan area with access to shopping and plenty of street food. Whenever we're not using the apartment I want it to be rented out.
I was told that renting out on a daily basis should be done in self while renting out on the long term will be done by an agent. If I get help form a local and rent the place what would be the appropriate salary for them??
Also, what would be the approximate rate for 2 bed 2 bath condo say at Manhattan Chidlom or Platinum Condo??
Please advice
#Anonymous on Apr 23, 2018 :
Rape paradise in Thailand prison
Government must ensure justice prevail in prison territory controlled by the government itself.
Raper in prison must be given a death sentence to prevent further violation of justice right under government territory

Charity worker feared being raped in 40-day Thai prison nightmare
#Sonu S. Naik on Apr 21, 2018 :
Dear All,

I have been offered a salary of 30000 THB. Accomodation , VISA, insurance & Flight tickets are offered by company. I continued to get my home base salary seperately as i am going on deputation for 1 year.

The above metioned 30000 THB is for meal & other stuff. DO you think if i am able to save something ?
#Kridtapas Y. on Apr 13, 2018 :
For Those who want to move to Bangkok.
you can find information on Facebook groups.


or website
#Kap on Mar 10, 2018 :
Hi All,
I got offer from a big IT Farm with 80,000THB salary. I am planning to move Bangkok with my wife. Need help to find some good Apartments/Place to live.
My monthly budget is 12,000THB. Please share some infos.
#Anonymous on Feb 26, 2018 :
My salary is 35,000 baht/month, before any deductions. I am single. is it posible living at Bangkok?
#Anonymous on Feb 22, 2018 :
My offer salary id 40000 THB, is it possible to live in Bangkok with this salary.
I am single and don't have a lavish life but I want to save at least 10000THB per month.
is it possible?
#Anonymous on Feb 13, 2018 :
#Anonymous on Oct 31, 2017 :
If you are a single westerner,a salary of:

1. 40,000 is ok to get by. ----> The minimum legal salary for Westerners is 50,000 (monthly) so unless you're working illegally you should get more than 40K.
2. 50,000 is average.
3. 60,000 or higher is good.
#Anonymous on Jan 14, 2018 :
I read somewhere, before I decide to live abroad, I should visit that place a few times a year before I decide to move there. Looking for input to where to start to visit within part of Bangkok. Near subway or rail station will be ideal.
#Arthorn Sornsamdaeng on Jan 12, 2018 :
Hi Nick

your 31k (Thai baht?) is good if you get free apartment and transpiration and meal.
cause these three things are high cost in Bangkok if you bare for a month.
but you have to watch about Social Health Insurance you have to hold at least 1 book.
cause the price for health in Thailand is quite higher.
#Arthorn Sornsamdaeng on Jan 12, 2018 :
#Thomas J Smith on Nov 11, 2017 :
Thomas your salary is very high (80,000-120,000baht) to live in Bangkok easily, and so happy.
(our minimum wage is 9300thb (281.81usd) (egg is 0.09usd per piece), but you know who get this
minimum salary can even keep money to buy car or land.
if you live in neighbor city, the cost living is less than that. but more peaceful.
Bangkok suitable for traveling, but not suit for living long (just my opinion)
#Linny on Jan 03, 2018 :
Hi Nick

yes that is a good offer and your salary be appropriate.
#Nick on Dec 28, 2017 :

I got offer for 31k / month as a base salary. The company will provide transportation, accommodation, even meal. Is it a good offer?
#Linny on Dec 20, 2017 :
Hi I am Linny and I am Thai, live in Bangkok too

# HDS can you tell me how do you want to stay for a long time and how many people will stay near Rama3?

#Anonymous for 3 years Senior Architect in IT/Telecom industry will get 40K-54K per month but you are expected 70k-100k per month and I think you and your family can live in Bangkok but you should choose the school because have many the private school for KG around 450k-520k per year

#Thomas J Smith I don't know what do you work but salary 80k-120k per month be high and you can live in Bangkok be comfortably.
#HDS on Dec 05, 2017 :
I am planning to move bangkok this month, can anyone advise me place for stay where i can find indian plp (expect little india) something near rama 3
#Anonymous on Nov 16, 2017 :
what should be expected salary for 13 years Senior Architect in IT/Telecom industry ? What is the cost of living with family(Wife+Child(4 years). KG school and thereafter ? Day to Day expenses,Accommodation etc.
#Thomas J Smith on Nov 11, 2017 :
I am thinking of moving to Bangkok. I have a range of 80000 to 120000 bhat.Will I do well on that?
#Anonymous on Oct 31, 2017 :
If you are a single westerner,a salary of:

1. 40,000 is ok to get by.
2. 50,000 is average.
3. 60,000 or higher is good.

These are the facts that are easier to understand after the 'honeymoon period' is over.
#Madhusudhan on Oct 12, 2017 :
Hi i am madhu,
i got an opportunity to work in Bangkok. Salary is 55000 THB. planning to move with my family (ie. Self +Wife). i am vegtarian. i would like to know, what could be the monthly expenses on a/c of Food/Accommodation.
How much i an save in THB.
#Sam on Sep 03, 2017 :
His Elham
40,000 THB is quite a good salary to begin with. You can get an apartment for almosthe 10,000 & 10,000 would be more than enough for food & grover.
Bangkok is a very safe city for girls. You have to chose an area where most expats are residing i.e. Silom, Sukhumvit, Lumpini Park, etc.
I am sure you will enjoy your stay. Cheers
#Frederick Frey on Aug 24, 2017 :
Would love to find companies working with poly Lycra, manufacturing sports clothing accessories in Bangkok area.
#suluger on Aug 16, 2017 :
How much is the average monthly salary of a Design Architect to be based in Bangkok Thailand..? and if i would accept the offer there, can the salary afford to rent a house or room only. I would like to understand for i know there will be big difference in the salary and as well as the cost of living between Bangkok, Thailand and Doha, Qatar.

Thanks. and I hope to hear some information from you all.
#Elham on Aug 14, 2017 :
Hi there
I'm planning to work in Bangkok from October 2017.I will be paid 40.000THB per month.I'm question is that can I afford expenses of rent,transportation, food,etc.?
And how is the security and comfort of bangkok for a 30 year alone girl??
#Martin on Jul 30, 2017 :
The price for meals are way under what they should be.
Inexpensive restaurant at 60b, well what do we classify as restaurant and where? My lunch is 55b and that is on a plastic chair outside next to a food truck in central bangkok. For me the word "restaurant" should include ac.
80-90b for the food court, still not a restaurant in my mind. I would say 120-160b for something that looks and feel as a restaurant.

For the next one, three-course meal at 700b for 2 people. I don't know if it's a translation error or people didn't read it properly but 700 is way to little.
Again it's down to what you classify as a restaurant. But if you are looking for 3-course I'm thinking at least AC, waiter and the option to order wine.
For a midrange restaurant I would say 1600b and even that is a bit low. For comparison I just had a lunch buffe for 2 people at 752b and that was with 40% discount. And it was a midrange buffe place.
#Anonymous on Jul 06, 2017 :
I agree with comment #58 (May 24,2017) that 8,000 THB would be a better average apartment price.

"Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,580.60 ฿" is certainly not a representative price considering that 15000 THB is already a very high price.
#Anonymous on May 24, 2017 :
The average rent of an 1 room apartment in the center of Bangkok is quite hard to specify.
There is a huge gap between apartments rented by foreigners and the thai elite (15'000 bath and up) and the rooms for the common thai working class ( starting at 3000 bath). A middle class population is almost inexistent.
Besides that, there are large differences in prices between the different districts of "downtown" Bangkok. For example in silom district the price might go up to 40'000 (in case of a larger 1 room loft even 60'000) while in ratchada or wattana you can find 20-30 sqm rooms starting at 3000.

So 8000 seems to me a possible average.. But thats just a guess..

The only real facts i can provide are that i was renting a 1 room apartment in ratchada 5 years ago for 6000, then 4 years ago moved to another 1 room apartment in wattana for 4500. Then 3 years ago i was buying a 3 room apartment in wattana near my old room. (Sale price 10'000'000 (68'000 per sqm)and estimated monthly rental value 60'000)
i live here 20 years, but prices more that 5 years ago would be out of date.
#JAMES TAYLOR on May 08, 2017 :
my wife has a 4 level building in bangkok we would like to sell before augest 2017 3 floor living space down stairs salon and cleaner 18,000.000.tb thanks
#TrulyBlue on May 08, 2017 :
I am researching retiring to Thailand and living outside of the City Centre in Bangkok. I do like a little space and want to know if there are any long-term unfurnished rentals in the 130 sqm range available. Thank you.
#Anonymous on Apr 26, 2017 :
Export items are more expensive than neighboring South East Asian countries
#Anonymous on Apr 10, 2017 :
Also suck my balls as will all the thai whores I purchase. It will cost me less than 600 baht a night. That's like 15 US dollars becAuse I know your wondering.idiots fuxk
#glenn haffner on Mar 03, 2017 :
cost of breakfast----buffet on soi 5-would be 200 baht
#Neha on Jan 17, 2017 :
What will be expat IT Developer salary with 4 years experience in Bangkok ?
#TheJohn on Dec 27, 2016 :
James, depends on how much party you do, your standard of living and if the sum is before/after taxes. For 8 days of party I would budget around 50k-60k BHT. So the 80k that you talk about is pretty low...
#james on Dec 12, 2016 :
i have an offer for Software developer around 80000 Bhat per month, Is this amount good enough to survive in Bangkok. I am single, like to go out travel and partying every weekend. bla blaa...
#Sassy girl on Nov 19, 2016 :
Please let me know the average price of breakfast in Bangkok
#Sarah on Nov 19, 2016 :
This website is pretty good.It just needs to add the price of breakfast in Bangkok.
#TrulyBlue on Oct 31, 2016 :
I also forgot to ask for a recommendation of where to start (who to contact) to find rentals without getting taken to the cleaners as a foreigner, until I can learn Thai. Thanks.
#TrulyBlue on Oct 31, 2016 :
Hi, I am considering retiring to Bangkok. From the contributors to the "pollution" tab, it appears the city may be noisy and dirty. Could someone please provide some insight. Also, in researching the type of visa I need, it doesn't seem clear. Any ideas? Thank you.
#Dave on Oct 20, 2016 :
Bangkok is pretty cheap if you can eat local food found in markets, street vendors, food courts, The closer to the BTS and MRT the higher the rent will be but there are reasonable condos to rent a few km from the stations. If you don't mind a 15 minute mini tuktuk for 7 baht to and from the BTS/home it's eas to find a cheap room.

Dining can be expensive if you are constantly eating in western restaurants and bars. Happy Hour pints of local beer are about 100 baht. You can buy a 5k bag of rice for 80 baht - that will last a single person a long time.
#Rondle Andrews on Jul 31, 2016 :
I'm retired living on approximately $1,200 per month. Can I live on this income in Bancock Thailand.?
#Amit on May 31, 2016 :
Hi All,
I am currently based out of India and getting salary 70000 BHT per month, where I don't have to pay any rent because i have my own house, I have an offer from Thailand in Travel company near City centre complex they offered me 150000 BHT per month as salary.

Can you suggest me what would be cost of living in bangkok compare to India , in India i dont have to pay rent only food and bit of travel thats it.

how is the room rent in BKK? , i have to travel along with my wife and no kids.

Is this good decision to move to bangkok , can you tell me all about costs near by my work place near Pratuwman?

Waiting to hear back quickly.

#Zune on Apr 11, 2016 :
I will study in Bangkok for 3 years
What will be my approximate expenditure with food,rent and transportation????
Please let me know
#John Delling on Mar 01, 2016 :
Hi guys,

In the summer a friend of mine and me will come to Bangkok to study for 5 months. As we are currently students in Germany we have no idea about the costs within the 5 months.
Can you tell us the approximate monthly rental costs for an apartment in the city center (2BR) and average daily living costs for food & drinks?

Any other information are very much appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

#VisaWaiverToTaiwan on Feb 06, 2016 :
request Thailand to clarify its criteria on visa waiver for Taiwan.

Taiwan is not granted Thailand's visa waiver until now though the following 3 regions with Taiwan equivalent have been already granted Thailand's visa waiver.
1. Hong Kong - 1 month visa waiver
2.Japan - 1 month visa waiver
3.South Korea - 3 month visa waiver
So it is unfair for Thailand heaping discrimination on Taiwan it doesn't like through the diplomacy of unfair visa restriction.

Anyway, Taiwan government is a fool until so far not realizing to respond Thailand's targeted visa discrimination action. Taiwan should have banned business investment to Thailand altogether in response to Thailand's targeted visa discrimination action decades ago. Taiwan shall realize one day, not far from now and takes actions that shall damage Thailand's economy badly.

Thailand still has a chance to mend its mistake before Taiwan realizes to take action blockading or stopping altogether business investment into Thailand in response to Thailand's targeted visa discrimination action.

Thailand must show sincerity for its wrongdoing by granting the visa waiver to Taiwan with the condition not less than South Korea the soonest possible before it is too late to the extent of no turning back.
#Golf on Feb 02, 2016 :
Im thai and i wanna say that the living cost in Bkk is up to each person. you can rent a single room for 3000-6000 THB per month or you can rent an apartment for 80000 THB per month in the center of Bkk. it's really up to you. for food it's very cheap, most teachers who come from the west prefer to eat in the restaurant because the weather here is very hot, so the price will be around 100-150 THB.
#VV on Jan 06, 2016 :
Hey Guys,

I am earning comforatbly well in India and based out of Bangalore. My salary here is 64 Lakhs INR (~100,000 USD). I am getting to move to Bangkok, what should be my salary ask? If my monthly saving should be around 5500 USD, what should be the salary ask to live as a couple.

#joe on Dec 27, 2015 :
Can I live on a retirement of 1861 as a single man?
#Pao on Nov 03, 2015 :
Price of a first hand Volkswagen in Thailand cannot be that cheap. It should be around 2-3 million baht.
#LookMoo on Oct 17, 2015 :
Yes, 60K Baht is OK. But for white people this is regard as a entry salary. Once you write and read Thai (takes you 6-12 months of dedication), you will have far better offers. DON'T fall into the trap only speaking English.
#Gregfox on Aug 06, 2015 :
Hi to all!

I am offered a job in Bangkok. They are offering me 60,000THB per month. I will pay everything room, transportation, food etc.

Do you think they offer reasonable? Will I survive with savings or break even?

Thank you in advance....Please help!
#Anonymous on Jul 11, 2015 :
You can rent single room apartment in Bangkok for 4500 bahts plus electriy with an account 2000 to 3000 during summer. Deposit charged one month rent. Rent in Mumbai much more costlier and more for electricity with Internet connection daMN slow. Expenaive for high speed Internet in Mumbai
#Anonymous on Jul 11, 2015 :
This site give total false information. I live in Thailand and bangkok is comparatively much cheaper than Mumbai. Don't misguide people here and review information from people who actually visit place. Stop putting false information
#Anonymous on Jul 11, 2015 :
This site give total false information. I live in Thailand and bangkok is comparatively much cheaper than Mumbai. Don't misguide people here and review information from people who actually visit place. Stop putting false information
#Rick on Jun 20, 2015 :
Hello especially Mr. #Luke Hulm from the message sent here on May 17, 2015 :
Can you please contact me to give me the location and name of the building you are in. I need a place to live from 30th. June for at least 3 months. And your descriptions totally fits my needs and wallet (around 6k to maximum 10k per month). Thank you very much in advance! Rick My LINE id: ricknetherlands
#Luke Hulm on May 17, 2015 :
I would agree with all prices barring apartment rent.
The prices given may be normal for expat's living in luxurious accommodation or because they are unable to determine when they are being taken for a ride.

Decent apartments are available for at least half the rates listed. My partner and I rented a very large (55sqm) one bedroom apartment in OnNut not long ago (not far from the Skytrain) for 6,000baht per month on an ongoing basis. It was not luxurious and sparsely furnished but in a very safe area, clean, with air-con in a small complex. Included internet and basic tv with additional for electricity.

Bangkok has certainly gotten more expensive over the years and is not the bargain it once was (especially if you want to buy an apartment) but still represents pretty good value if you are earning a decent wage.
#GLENN HAFFNER on Mar 30, 2015 :
for lynette smith---my advise is to do plenty of research on line. apartments are cheaper the further away you go from the bts sky train.-what is your age and job skills?--you can survive on 16000- 20000 thb a month, but this very survival money!
#Lynnette Smith on Mar 02, 2015 :
I want to move to Bangkok. But I am poor. Any advice?
#Mallesham on Feb 03, 2015 :
Hi Friends, I want to move to Bangkok to work in Rayong Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (RAIST)University. So any one could help me how much approximate room rent per month (For me, my wife and my daughter) near RAIST and approximate cost of living for average living in Bangkok. I will get ~70000 Thai Baht per month, is it reasonable salary?
Thank you in advance.
#Young Thai Employee on Jan 09, 2015 :
I would like to add some info on the income.
The minimum salary for a bachelor's degree graduate is THB15,000 a month.
However, for a decent company, the graduate the income after tax is THB30,000-THB50,000 (including bonus)

You starting salary might be low but some company give a bonus of 6 months, in other words you are getting paid 18 months salary in one year. So you should ask about the average bonus a company give in a year before calculating your annual net salary.
#goodlook on Jan 06, 2015 :
We have nice ,cheap , quiet , clean apartment for short term rental.

Studio 18 sqm = 1-5 months / THB 4,600
Studio 21 sqm = 1-5 months / THB 5,600

Studio 18 sqm = 6 months / THB 3,600
Studio 21 sqm = 6 months / THB 4,600

We are close to local fresh and night market, skytrain, and shopping mall
Easy to find many types of vehicles : taxi, motor bike taxi, two rows bus..
If you are interested to get more details. Please add me Line ID is imaylook. Thank you :)