Cost of Living in Bangkok

Summary about cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.31 $ 1.49-6.27
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 27.10 $ 16.50-59.41
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.94 $ 4.95-7.59
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.15 $ 1.65-3.96
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.13 $ 2.81-6.60
Cappuccino (regular) 2.23 $ 1.02-3.96
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.56 $ 0.46-0.99
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.28 $ 0.23-0.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.36 $ 5.00-11.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.19 $ 0.75-2.99
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.62 $ 0.31-0.75
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.78 $ 1.25-2.57
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.24 $ 4.49-17.97
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.25 $ 0.75-1.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.42 $ 2.25-8.83
Apples (1 lb) 1.36 $ 0.61-2.25
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 $ 0.15-1.20
Oranges (1 lb) 1.02 $ 0.45-1.87
Tomato (1 lb) 0.72 $ 0.30-1.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.30-1.20
Onion (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.37-1.18
Lettuce (1 head) 1.16 $ 0.46-1.98
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.53 $ 0.40-0.66
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 23.11 $ 9.90-49.51
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $ 1.49-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.28 $ 1.98-6.60
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.95 $ 3.96-5.45
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.09 $ 0.83-1.65
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 42.91 $ 34.33-59.41
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.16 $ 1.16-1.16
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.86 $ 0.37-2.66
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.96 $ 2.97-6.60
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.49 $ 2.75-4.37
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 49,512.31 $ 26,241.52-65,356.25
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,390.06 $ 26,406.56-31,984.95
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 96.21 $ 62.35-148.54
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $ 0.03-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.99 $ 16.47-39.61
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.04 $ 38.51-99.02
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.61 $ 4.95-16.50
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.92 $ 5.61-9.90
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 297.07 $ 165.04-660.16
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,433.19 $ 9,902.46-23,765.91
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.80 $ 26.41-99.02
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.67 $ 16.50-66.02
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 96.27 $ 66.02-132.03
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.68 $ 49.51-132.03
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 696.12 $ 462.11-1,155.29
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 334.37 $ 198.05-610.65
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,905.68 $ 1,320.33-3,300.82
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 863.54 $ 495.12-1,650.41
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 537.16 $ 371.84-766.63
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 241.49 $ 168.66-337.32
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 713.11 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.05 3.50-7.00

Prices in Bangkok

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87 Comments so far
RandomThai on Oct 27, 2020:
Just a quick tricks, all mobile carrier / ISP has so-called "Retention Plan"
It is literally 50% off the normal plan if you trying to switch to other provider.

Take mine mobile plan. I use prepaid. 0.5 THB/min voice.
My plan is 349 THB for 20GB(Unlimit with fup)/300Mins of Voice

My internet cable plan is ~450THB
- FTTH 500/500 Mbps (with dynamic Public IP)
- Unlimited Mobile Data (speed capped at 10Mbps)
- 24 channels of TV

If you really want to run on the budget, there is a sim call Sim Thep ("ซิมลูกเทพ") which is unlimited data prepaid sim with discounted price. There are several plans for that tho. The best one, IMO, is 200THB / a month of the unlimited data capped at 10Mbps.
With that speed, you can watch FHD YouTube/Netflix but please do not 12-months prepaid one unless you are 100% sure on your signal coverage.
Ray on Jun 30, 2020:
Did not read some items correctly .... the mobile 160Baht was True plan per month. Rent a room 1500baht per week in my area one bedroom. Monthly net salary for most Thais in my locality 300-500 baht per day. I am retired so don't work in Thailand.
Anonymous on Jun 08, 2020:
Lady price is Bangkok is very very expensive now, the price has almost doubled since 2014.

So in order to prevent from being ripped off of the outrageous lady price in Bangkok, people should go to very cheap lady destinations such as Colombia, Vanezuela, India, Malaysia etc where you can get a lady for short time for as low as 5 US dollars, exactly what's happening in Colombia whereas you would need to pay at least 100 US for short time with a bad-attitude Bangkok gogo girl, not worthy at all.

Rip-off Bangkok should not be in your lady destinations anymore unlike 10 years ago. Stretch your money for as much as 10 times by choosing cheaper lady destinations.
Alex on May 30, 2020:
What is the Thailand tax system for expat working there? How many percent of our salary monthly
Jill A Rau on May 08, 2020:
Hello, I would like to retire in Bangkok and I will have a dog and 20,000 baht a month. It's just me. Can I do this? I like to drink and mostly eat good, cheap vegetarian food. Please let me know. Thanks, Jill
Tyler on May 03, 2020:
I have a bachelor degree and would like to find a job in Bangkok that has a decent pay but I don't have any connection there.
I'm from Malaysia and have a good command in English, Chinese and Malay, is it possible to get a job there and live moderately?

Can someone advise me or is it possible to get some connections for me to become an expat/foreigner working there?
Honk on Apr 14, 2020:
I’m on 125k hkd which is roughly 600k thb /month. How many pad thais can I get after expenses being paid?
JWNY on Apr 10, 2020:
Regarding transportation. There are some factors to consider:

Private motor car. Cost of using the toll highways can be quite costly. This can range from THB25-100 per trip depending on location and distance

For the train transportation, again a further distance would cost more. THB40, is definitely not the average per trip in Central Bangkok
Fou on Feb 24, 2020:
Hi guys
I would like to ask about salary in Bangkok .Working in hotel or restaurant Tex....
Anonymous on Feb 17, 2020:
My observations on the cost of living here after staying here 5 years.

Rent - 10-20KTHB/month for a small studio/1 bedroom near a train station, if you want a large western style apartment downtown you are looking at 30K+.

Transport - Taxis are still cheap with the starting fee 35 baht. The BTS/MRT lines are expanding and reach a lot of areas in the city now, so if you can deal with a long commute you can save money by travelling further down the lines to the cheaper areas. This all depends on where you work, generally I recommend closer to your work the better, BKK rush hours are to be avoided if possible.

Food - The good thing about BKK is you can eat for 150 Baht a day or 15000 Baht a day if you want. Thai street food & food courts get you a decent meal and are affordable. There a lot of Western food options now but you may pay a premium for it.

Entertainment - This depends on you, if you are happy to stay home and watch Netflix, cook your own food etc you can save money. Alcohol is not that cheap, especially if you like imported beer/wine.

Travel - Travel within Thailand and SEA in general is affordable with many low cost airlines, but I f you want to fly home to your own country once a year this could take a whole chunk out of your savings.

Other - Health insurance, visas, setup costs. If you are moving here for work and the company takes of all this then it will be much easier and cheaper.

Overall

50,000/Month - This is a decent salary to survive, have a bit of fun and save a bit
75,000/Month - You will be more comfortable and live a better lifestyle
100,000/month - What you should be aiming for if you want to stay here long term, save money and be able to afford flights/travel home etc.
Anonymous on Jan 20, 2020:
For living in Bangkok:

45000 baht/month to get by.
60,000 baht/month is good.
Anything over 70,000 baht a month is great.

If you live like Thai people, It is possible to live on much less than the above amounts.
Most Thais live on less than half the money foreigners make.
Anonymous on Jan 20, 2020:
The company that I’ve got offered will pay me 50000B a month. Is it possible to save 30000B up every month? I don’t really need any fancy.
jake on Jan 20, 2020:
got offer 44k, is it enough for live in bangkok ?
Mr w on Jan 13, 2020:
#arda with that money your whole family can live there very nice wealthy western style life :)
Arda on Dec 09, 2019:
I have just received an offer to work in Bangkok for an international company, and they offered me 121k BHT (gross).
Is this considered a good offer and will I be able to live a decent life style there? And how much would that be after tax?
Land of frowns on Nov 25, 2019:
Not many happy smiling faces anymore.
The only reason you will get a smile from a Thai it's because they are thinking about how much money they can get from you.
Bangkok's air is full of toxic fumes.
You gave been warned.
Anonymous on Oct 04, 2019:
Yukti Mukdawijitra, a Thammasat University anthropology professor, observes that the idea that light skin is good and dark skin is bad is "embedded in Thai culture"

-Purnell, Newley (2013-10-31). "Images Spark Racism Debate in Thailand". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
Anonymous on Oct 04, 2019:
Racism holds back economy as society ages:

https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1412495/racism-holds-back-economy-as-society-ages

The above link is for an article from the 'Bangkok Post' newspaper, written by SANITSUDA EKACHAI.
Anonymous on Oct 02, 2019:
Before moving here,please make sure that you can tolerate racism.Thai people openly make fun of everybody who has darker skin,while they've forgetten about their own color of skin!
Gossiping everyday is also a part of Thai culture.
Lying and cheating is everyday life for Thais.
Yes,maybe a very small number of Thais are more civilized and don't follow others,as they know what is going on.
And yes,I understand Thai language and all the above are only facts,witnessed by me for over than 10 years of living in Thailand.
I was told about these before moving here,but I didn't believe it, as my toxic positivity didn't let me.
Now it is your call.Believe it or make your own mistake.
Sam on Sep 03, 2019:
I live in Bangkok for over a year now and here is my summary costs in average:
- Rental: 15k 32sqm condo living in city center at 4-star condo. Great value and quality for money.
- Transportation: 2k BTS train station is 5 minutes away from where I live. I occasionally take taxis if I'm too lazy and it's hot. I also take motorbike taxis.
- Food: 6k including both local and western food. I also go have Middle Eastern, Mexican and Japanese every weekend so I'm enjoying my dishes.
- Grocery: 3k 7-11 & Family Marts are very affordable and I shop at imported markets once every month.
- Bills: Electricity ~1.5k - Water ~60 & Internet ~650
- Entertainment: Limitless. Depends what you do :)

Overall. You can live by with ~30-35k per month.
Anonymous on Aug 30, 2019:
Any man who'd date a Thai woman doesn't have a spine.
Anonymous on Aug 09, 2019:
Who'd want to live in Thailand anyway not me because one brief visit was enough for me.
A nony mouse on Jul 14, 2019:
Oh my god the Anonymous comments below confuse yearly and monthly salary CONSTANTLY. Silly.

40k per month is a native salary. Expat with western education maybe 70k. Foreign specialist in ANY field can expect at least 100k and an good and easy life in the bangkok metropolitan area, assuming you work for an international company.
Anonymous on May 30, 2019:
Minimum salary for foreigners is not true that is 1,114,995 most of foreign companies are BOI hence they have no minimum salary as the foreign workers are considered "consultants" and as such have no minimum salary
Anonymous on May 17, 2019:
Thai women like all Asians look alike sawed off at 5' 112 lbs black eyes and hair.Wear one out grab another fresh one.Its like never changing girlfriends,a bonus.Life is good in Thai for me ahhhh.
Anonymous on Apr 20, 2019:
To Anonymous April 20 The figures quoted are from the Thai government website.
Anonymous on Apr 20, 2019:
To Anonymous April 20 I posted the 2019 requirements for annual salary.Didn't you read them? It used to be 800,000 BAHT per year but the Thai government changed that as of January 1, 2019.$35,000 USD = 1,114,995 BAHT annually.
Anonymous on Apr 20, 2019:
Can anyone provide any articles on this minimum annually salary?
Anonymous on Apr 11, 2019:
#Roger Ian Tonge. Furthermore no companies in Thailand are allowed to offer employment to any foreigners less than 1,114,995 BAHT annually.Thats part of the new requirements as well.
Anonymous on Apr 11, 2019:
# Roger Ian Tonge As of January 1,2019 the Thailand government changed its requirements for foreigners to live in Thailand.The current requirements are as follows.1,114,995 BAHT per year = $35,000 USD.Many retired foreigners are leaving Thailand because they cannot meet the requirements.The raise in requirements are due to alot of investments by the Chinese government throughout Thailand.
Roger Ian Tonge on Apr 11, 2019:
Minimum Immigration department is 800,000 per year,NOT per month as in Anonymous' post below
Anonymous on Apr 02, 2019:
# MISHU 70,000 BAHT will get you a very comfortable life in Bangkok. Unfortunately the minimum requirements to live in Bangkok is 800,000 BAHT per month.Although 70,000 BAHT is a good salary especially since the locals normally make $650 USD per month.The government will verify the minimum of 800,000 BAHT per month for anyone no matter what country you come from.They have a prestage area where they verify the minimum funds per month required.If you don't have enough per month they'll send you on the plane out of Bangkok.The Thai government is very strict and the monthly amounts are likely to change soon to be higher.Hope my accurate information helps.
Mishu on Mar 28, 2019:
#Anonymous: Sorry, I meant to say 70k baht per month :)Could you please let me know if this is a good deal or not? Many thanks :)
Anonymous on Mar 27, 2019:
#Mishu 70,000 BAHT per year is nothing.Basically that's $2,195 USD per year.Honestly it'd take at least $1,800 USD minimum per month to live in Bangkok.Does the employer hate you?LOL That doesn't even meet the Thai government requirements of minimum 800,000 BAHT per month income to stay there.
Mishu on Mar 24, 2019:
Hi there.
I have recently received an offer to work în Bangkok for 70000 baht per year. I will come with my wife. Îs this offer below or above average? Can I expect to have a normal life, and save some money as well?
Sapan on Mar 12, 2019:
Hey. I just got an offer from Bangkok and it's 75k B. I am with my family. How much I can save there. I am vegetarian guy
Rahul on Mar 07, 2019:
I'm single guy living in BKK as and expat and I'm sharing my monthly expenses:

1. Rent: 15000 thb (I living near nana bts, Bangkok city center, 50sq ft studio apartment)
2. Electricity: 1500-2000thb
3. Water: 80-120thb
4. Public transport: I only use BTS, for work and to travel on the weekend: 2500thb (Depends where you office is. If your office is 10-15 stations away, it can go to 4500)
5. Utility shopping: 2000 thb
6. Movies (that's very important for me), I watch movie every weekend: 1000-1200 thb (terminal 21 has 240 thb ticket)
7. Food (this includes, water, breakfast, lunch dinner, fruits etc): 12000 thb
8. Wifi: 650 thb
9. Medical insurance: 3000 thb

Total: 37730-38470

And this doesn't include places you go on weekend, and fee and any extra shopping you do.
That's the most basic amount you might need.
However, you can save a lot in transportation, by keeping your condo near your office
Having meal at inexpensive places, I don't have those places near my condo :) plus I love to spend money on my food.
And this also doesn't include income tax, depending on your salary slab.
You can also save money by renting condo at little inexpensive places like udom suk, on nut. You can get the same condo at 5000 less

So, I believe you at least need 40K, to have a normal life here and still have a little bit of savings.
Jacob on Feb 18, 2019:
I am living in BKK now for over a month. And here are my observations,

1. 25000 is enough for a single person if you don't live a very Western life, because Western goods ajd services are expensive.

2. If you wat at high end places every second, you need at least 70k to make some saving

3. You can have a studio apartment in city center at 15k

If you want to move to BKK and you're salary is less than 50k, you got to live little strictly to make Saving but if you can think twice before doing shopping, then you can have a comfortable life
Ngoc on Feb 03, 2019:
I got an offer of 36000BHT monthly before deduction and all the living expense I have to pay myself. Will that be enough for the basic single life?
Anonymous on Jan 30, 2019:
Lived in Thailand for 12 years. The prices mostly reflected in the comments are if you want to live like a rich farang. There are many, many nice places to live that cost at most 30k baht month.
ีu on Jan 27, 2019:
this is bullshit
I got paid 48.5k when I was in Bkk (Apr 18) saved 30k a month and traveled aboard twice a year.
rent 10k at Lumpini place Rama 9 - waking distance to MRT
transport 400 baht
Phone AIS 4 GB internet 250 baht
electricity never over 800 baht, AC on every night
Linny on Dec 21, 2018:
Hi Jacob
Will you get more offer from a company? such as the cost of accomodation , transportation , foods
However , if you did not get more so for somebody is enough but somebody is not enough up to the life of person. If you like go to bar every night or go out to another city every weekend, I guess it is not enough.
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
http://www.buriramtimes.com/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
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2017/12/01/2003683248
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
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/charity-worker-feared-being-raped-14559642
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.

BANGKOK EXPATS and CONDO EXCHANGE CENTER.

or website https://www.ddproperty.com
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:
Hi,

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.
Madhu
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 single.my 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.