Thursday, 11 September 2014

Cost of living/holiday in Thailand


Cost of living/holiday in Thailand

My detailed listings of expenses (during 3 week holiday or monthly for living in Thailand) caused some controversial discussion the forums:

Expenses holiday 28.07.2011-15.08.2011 Bangkok Pattaya Chiang Mai

Holiday expenses 09.09.-29.09.2012

Expenses holiday 20.12.2011-10.01.2012 Bangkok Pattaya Bangkok

Expenses June 2013
Occasionally, others start threads with similar subjects on the gay forums:

How Much do you spend on an Average Trip to Gay Thailand

Do you live on a Budget? (poll with results of monthly expenses)

Living in Thailand ..on 30,000 Thai baht/month ?

Can you live on 34,000 b a month?

I am happy to report that I am not the only person who keeps an eye on his spendings, below links to similar blog entries elsewhere.

How To Live Like a VIP in Bangkok for $285.06 Per Month

Cost of living Thailand: Living in Chiang Mai for $505 a month
(with more links about cost of living in Chiang Mai)

Bangkok on 30 Dollars A Day

Budget diaries: One month in north Thailand and Isaan

in German, cost of living in Isaan

How Much Money To Budget For A Month In…Thailand
(and for other countries)

A friend of mine lives in the suburbs on 12,000 Baht per month because he doesn’t have more to spend. I will ask him to provide details.

Update: holiday in Thailand for 15 Euro per day, in German
http://faszination-suedostasien.de/reiseziele/thailand/5958-guenstig-reisen-thailand-fuer-15-euro-am-tag
 
Update 6mar2017: Cost of Living in Bangkok 2017
http://afarangabroad.com/2017/02/cost-living-bangkok-2017/

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3 comments:

  1. you have found an enormous amount of info on it- will take me some time to look at those sites.
    I think all discussions in those [gay] fora all boil down to: its not can IT? but ; Can I? Too many only post to show off their wealth.
    You are smart enough to have discovered it can surely be done [10/11/12k/mo] IF you live cheaply=no AC and do not pay excessive for the pleasures of the flesh.

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  2. Most Thais are living proof that you can live (survive) in Thailand on about 10,000 baht per month. The more important question for a foreigner choosing to live in Thailand, on the other hand, is how much you need to have "a good life". And that depends a lot on preferences and lifestyle choices - there's no magic number that fits all.

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  3. I actually admired your calm in the face of those ' controversial discussions" on other boards as some of comments were outright rude and assholish.

    While a bit too detailed I found your expense reports quite usefull. Great mine of budgeting in this thread as well, great job.

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