While the city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, Bangkok is also a draw for thousands of expatriates who prefer its affordable cost of living , a stable economy, the relative ease of doing business, plus the vibrant culture and warmth of Thai people, and a more laidback lifestyle.
Bangkok is a very safe city to live in as a foreigner and incredibly affordable. Most foreigners come to Thailand to work as teachers because, to stay long-term, you either need to have a work permit or be married to a local to have a marriage visa.
Summary about cost of living in Bangkok , Thailand: Family of four estimated monthly costs are 2,373$ (71,285฿) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 666$ (20,022฿) without rent. Bangkok is 45.22% less expensive than New York (without rent).
Minimum Cost Living in Thailand in 2021 : USD $650.
You should plan to live in Thailand on a budget of at least $1,500 per month, with $2,000 being a more reasonable benchmark. This will allow you to live comfortably without breaking the bank. You could potentially live a lot cheaper, as low as $1,000 a month, but you would probably have a difficult time.
Average wages in Bangkok is pretty high compared to other areas of Thailand. Currently, the average wage in Bangkok is of 25,500 Thai Baht per month, or approximately 800 USD. Bangkok has some of the highest average salaries among ASEAN members capitals.
In order to apply to become a Thai Permanent Resident, you must meet the following criteria: You must have had a Thai non-immigrant visa for at least three years prior to the submission of your application. You must be a holder of a non-immigrant visa at the time of submitting your application.
Some of the most popular locations for expats to live include the upper and lower Sukhumvit Road areas — such as Ekkamai and Thong Lo — the Silom area in the south along the Chao Phraya River, and Phetchaburi Road in the north.
Thai culture is warm and welcoming but also conservative. While people are keen to save face and avoid confrontations, there are a number of ordinary western habits that can be liable to cause offence.
You should plan to spend around ฿2,113 ($70) per day on your vacation in Bangkok , which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ฿513 ($17) on meals for one day and ฿144 ($4.80) on local transportation.
A can of Coca-cola in 7-11 is 14 Baht. 25Baht = $NZ1 which makes conversion very easy. 25 baht for a can of Coke is definitely very much on the top side. That’s usually what there’ll charge out of cool boxes in very touristy areas.
|Type||Price per Square Meter|
|Luxury||180,000 – 250,000 baht|
|High End||100,000 – 170,000 baht|
|Mid Market||70,000 – 100,000 baht|
|City Condo||Lower than 70,000 baht|
1,000 baht a day is a lot more than the minimum wage (in the formal job market and way way more than up country) in Thailand. Few people would come Thailand to holiday as a poor Thai.
Convert US Dollar to Thai Baht
|1 USD||30.0412 THB|
|5 USD||150.206 THB|
|10 USD||300.412 THB|
|25 USD||751.030 THB|
50,000 Baht a Month – Many western teachers in Thailand say the 50,000 baht figure is enough money for a comfortable lifestyle with several monthly ‘luxury’ items thrown in. 80,000 Baht a Month – Approximately $2,555, and you will be much closer to living in the lap of luxury.