Tuesday, 21 March 2017

My expenses Nov 2016

My expenses Nov 2016

Time for a new expenses report (previous were expenses Jun 2014 http://christianpfc.blogspot.de/2014/09/expenses-june-2014.html and expenses Jun 2013 on the forums: http://gaybuttonthai.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5999&start=0 and http://www.gaythailand.com/forums/topic/9122-expenses-june-2013/)

For a list of links what others spend per months see:
http://christianpfc.blogspot.de/2014/09/cost-of-livingholiday-in-thailand.html 

My expenses in Nov 2016 were 32,883 THB (880 EUR or 950 USD at time of posting)

Sorted by decreasing amount (sum first, then individual items in chronological order):

5642 food 35 33 105 40 40 40 325 150 165 25 40 40 47 20 40 75 30 60 258 94 40 34 49 1020 245 110 30 50 150 85 20 30 40 198 260 30 35 37 35 50 100 30 40 33 64 220 150 50 110 80 80 120 25 35 250 40 (these are the individual meals over the month, ranging from 20 or 30 for a snack over 35 or 40 for a full meal of streetfood, the occasional splurge between 150 and 400, and up to 1020 for seafood dinner for 3 where I invited 2 Thai friends)

4800 rent (old basic room)

3253 boys 500 500 100 200 100 100 500 100 53 500 500 100 (500 is for sex, smaller amounts no sex)

2888 medical expenses 1933 955 (skin rash, two visits to Bangkok Christian Hospital, doctor’s fee and medicine)

1904 immigration (1900 extension of stay 30 days, 4 two copies A4 b/w)

1650 sauna 170 100 100 160 100 170 160 140 100 170 170 100

1560 taxi 49+1 75+5 139+1 55+5 71-1 87+3 55+5 59+1 101-1 115+5 171-1 59+1 111-1 49+1 63+7 57+3 45+5 105+5 49+1 (fares ending in 1 rounded down to full 10, everything else rounded up)

1500 massage 500 1000 (1 hour oil massage, tip for happy ending)

1260 hotel 360 450 450

1250 boat and driver (2500 shared with Farang friend, islands in Pang Nga)

1114 sweets 3 29 33 35 30 215 50 25 378 50 50 240 40 25 (all food that is not essential, like 3 for a frozen Sprite ice, 30 for Lay’s potato crisps/chips, 50 for khao niao mamuang, 378 for two bags of fried durian)

933 fruit 40 35 50 20 33 50 40 130 10 20 100 20 40 30 30 100 60 5 15 40 20 20 25

932 bus outside Bangkok 40 508 193 191

610 electricity (7 Baht/kWh)

600 mobile top-up 500 100 (500 for data lasts for 2 months)

500 driver and car 300 200 (outside Bangkok, where we couldn’t go with FF’s car, shared with FF)

400 museum 100 300

360 boy bars 80 300 150 100 (gogo or host, price for drink and tip for boys)

250 bus in Bangkok 11 9 9 15 9 6.5 18 6.5 21 21 9 16 6.5 9 9 6.5 6.5 9 6.5 15 9 9 6.5 6.5 (that means a monthly card for 400 would cost more than paying each trip)

250 van 15 15 100 120

173 MRT 21 32 28 21 32 39 (no BTS in Nov)

165 swimming 15 60 15 60 15

160 clothes (I buy about two trousers, two shirts and two underwear per year)

147 boat 18 50 50 16 16 (Saen Saep boat 16-18 and ferry Sri Ratcha to Koh Si Chang 50)

110 books 50 20 20 20 (all second hand at Neilson Hays library book sale)

100 laundry 30 20 20 30 (20 or 30 for coin operated washing machine of different size)

100 water (base fee includes 5 mˆ3)

72 drinks 22 50 (I could take water with me instead of buying drinks when traveling)

60 haircut (Yes, 60 Baht for haircut AND shave in the slum!)

50 mocy

30 internet 15 15 (I have free internet at home, but sometimes go to an internet café for research purposes)

36 toiletries

28 train 20 8

6 toilet 3 3 (public toilet in bus or train station, in temples and shopping center it’s free)

No alcohol, no cigarettes - I don't drink, I don't smoke.

Other arrangements of data are possible: lumping food+sweets+fruit together 7689, lumping all transport together 5140. Food could be split into Thai street food (average 40 per meal) and restaurants (average 200 per meal).

This list does not include health insurance (I don’t have any, at average 1000 Baht per month it’s cheaper to pay all health expenses myself), petrol for FF’s car (we drove about 2000 km in November; I do all planning and navigation, he does the driving), cheese and sweets brought from Germany (estimate 500 Baht per month, most of it not available in Thailand, and if it were available it would cost estimated 2000 Baht).

Copyright 2017 ChristianPFC

5 comments:

  1. medical expenses are dangerously close to those on boys - sign of gentrification or what?

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    1. Sign of increasing age. Soon I will be writing more about health problems than sexual activities.

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  2. you are proof that one can live inexpensively in BKK.
    Thanks Christian !

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  3. well, you say living......

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  4. I dare not give you my expense sheet after reading about your impecunious farang friend.

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