Compared to the cost of living in Bangkok, living in Chiang Mai can be pretty cheap. A 1-bed condo can cost half what it costs in Bangkok, so that is one of the major savings. And even though it’s a fairly small town compared to Bangkok, it will have everything you need. The city center is small enough to get around on foot, and even if you need to us a songthaew (open back truck), you can get most places for $1 or less. When I stayed in Chiang Mai a while back, my total costs came to around $1,300,

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