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Tag: cost of living
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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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People often ask me how much it costs to live in Bangkok, but this is a little like asking how long a piece of string is. Many Bangkok residents earn under 9,000 baht ($300) a month and they manage to live here on that. Whether you’d also be happy to live here with only that amount to spend is something else altogether. At the other end, there are people that live here that spend $5,000 a month just to rent their condo. So both extremes are possible. Accommodation What I’ll do here is go over my own spending, as that

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