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sjohnson1234    12

Seems for now most of us live for min 50k a month for pretty modest, but correct life (rent+food+motorbike+all except exceptional leisures)

@sjohnson : you can even find places for 4-6000THB to live. You can eat for 60-100THB a day if you eat strict thai food or from Tesco.

I know I could, but I don't want, live for less than 10k... :

5000THB rent

1000thb electric+water

100thb food a day, 3000/mo

Rest is comfort... better house, internet, more choices in food, motorbike, leisures. A must for me to pay 5 times this but for much higher quality of life. Also we are two.

10k a month? I lived better in the Scrubs :-)

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sjohnson1234    12

Ang Thong, what a great life you are describing! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks - don't hear that too often tongue.png I do what I love, I just happen to love simple stuff.

Me too - all your liesure stuff is as mine. But I do like some seafood, a few beers too.

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notmyself    2,667

My lifestyle probably wouldn't appeal to a lot of people... I don't enjoy going out so I don't do it. (I also don't drink or smoke.) I enjoy swimming, walking, reading and writing, which doesn't cost me anything. My current house is a new (1 year old) bungalow with sea views on Phangan (Had Yao West), typical bungalow size, easily big enough for me and with a nice large balcony. Well built & decently equipped for my needs (not much of a kitchen but I don't need one).

I might downgrade to a 7-8K bungalow, been looking for one and found a few, somewhat older and so lower standard but otherwise same. I'm not too fussy as long as electricity + internet works and I don't get too many bugs or other critters.

As far as food goes, I eat out 3-7 times a week, usually dinner. I like simple food, rice with something simple added, rarely pay more than 200 B per meal, even though I don't hunt for the cheapest restaurants - often eat at the beach, which is obviously more expensive. I'm not a vegetarian but don't eat beef/pork, sometimes I eat vegetarian, sometimes seafood and occasionally chicken. Apart from that I only eat fresh fruit - some days I eat nothing else. Mangoes are my staple, right now 40-50 B/kg. When there's good durian I do spend more but that doesn't happen too often in these parts. Bike rent is 3K + petrol.

I've been thinking about cutting my costs, might move to a 7-8 K bungalow in Chaloklum & get rid of the bike, I'd save ~6K.

Like I said, probably not a lifestyle that would appeal to a lot of people... I enjoy a very simple life, reading books, swimming and hiking being among my greatest joys. I'd like to live without a bike but buying fruit becomes tricky if I can't get to Thong Sala easily - Chaloklum just might work though.

Sounds great.

I manage without a bike though there is the odd occasion when not having one is a bit of a pain such as tomorrow morning when I need to go to immigration (from Lamai). Only go out a couple of times a month for birthdays or to meet up with someone who is stopping over for a few days/ week. Even then, in almost all cases I will cook and eat at home before I go.

I don't have a budget but I certainly spend around 20k a month. If I didn't drink and cut back on the fish/ seafood I could knock perhaps 5k off.... ish. I do smoke but it's a Chang Mai very mild hand rolling tobacco which costs me around 75 Baht a month or maybe 100, not thought about it.

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thrilled    725

I usually spend on average 100k baht A month.Maybe more depends on how much traveling that I want to do.my finances allow me to do this.I don't need to budget.

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sjohnson1234    12

My lifestyle probably wouldn't appeal to a lot of people... I don't enjoy going out so I don't do it. (I also don't drink or smoke.) I enjoy swimming, walking, reading and writing, which doesn't cost me anything. My current house is a new (1 year old) bungalow with sea views on Phangan (Had Yao West), typical bungalow size, easily big enough for me and with a nice large balcony. Well built & decently equipped for my needs (not much of a kitchen but I don't need one).

I might downgrade to a 7-8K bungalow, been looking for one and found a few, somewhat older and so lower standard but otherwise same. I'm not too fussy as long as electricity + internet works and I don't get too many bugs or other critters.

As far as food goes, I eat out 3-7 times a week, usually dinner. I like simple food, rice with something simple added, rarely pay more than 200 B per meal, even though I don't hunt for the cheapest restaurants - often eat at the beach, which is obviously more expensive. I'm not a vegetarian but don't eat beef/pork, sometimes I eat vegetarian, sometimes seafood and occasionally chicken. Apart from that I only eat fresh fruit - some days I eat nothing else. Mangoes are my staple, right now 40-50 B/kg. When there's good durian I do spend more but that doesn't happen too often in these parts. Bike rent is 3K + petrol.

I've been thinking about cutting my costs, might move to a 7-8 K bungalow in Chaloklum & get rid of the bike, I'd save ~6K.

Like I said, probably not a lifestyle that would appeal to a lot of people... I enjoy a very simple life, reading books, swimming and hiking being among my greatest joys. I'd like to live without a bike but buying fruit becomes tricky if I can't get to Thong Sala easily - Chaloklum just might work though.

Sounds great.

I manage without a bike though there is the odd occasion when not having one is a bit of a pain such as tomorrow morning when I need to go to immigration (from Lamai). Only go out a couple of times a month for birthdays or to meet up with someone who is stopping over for a few days/ week. Even then, in almost all cases I will cook and eat at home before I go.

I don't have a budget but I certainly spend around 20k a month. If I didn't drink and cut back on the fish/ seafood I could knock perhaps 5k off.... ish. I do smoke but it's a Chang Mai very mild hand rolling tobacco which costs me around 75 Baht a month or maybe 100, not thought about it.

So, how much are you paying on rent. Does your diet suffer much?

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sjohnson1234    12

I usually spend on average 100k baht A month.Maybe more depends on how much traveling that I want to do.my finances allow me to do this.I don't need to budget.

And what does 100k get you?

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notmyself    2,667

My lifestyle probably wouldn't appeal to a lot of people... I don't enjoy going out so I don't do it. (I also don't drink or smoke.) I enjoy swimming, walking, reading and writing, which doesn't cost me anything. My current house is a new (1 year old) bungalow with sea views on Phangan (Had Yao West), typical bungalow size, easily big enough for me and with a nice large balcony. Well built & decently equipped for my needs (not much of a kitchen but I don't need one).

I might downgrade to a 7-8K bungalow, been looking for one and found a few, somewhat older and so lower standard but otherwise same. I'm not too fussy as long as electricity + internet works and I don't get too many bugs or other critters.

As far as food goes, I eat out 3-7 times a week, usually dinner. I like simple food, rice with something simple added, rarely pay more than 200 B per meal, even though I don't hunt for the cheapest restaurants - often eat at the beach, which is obviously more expensive. I'm not a vegetarian but don't eat beef/pork, sometimes I eat vegetarian, sometimes seafood and occasionally chicken. Apart from that I only eat fresh fruit - some days I eat nothing else. Mangoes are my staple, right now 40-50 B/kg. When there's good durian I do spend more but that doesn't happen too often in these parts. Bike rent is 3K + petrol.

I've been thinking about cutting my costs, might move to a 7-8 K bungalow in Chaloklum & get rid of the bike, I'd save ~6K.

Like I said, probably not a lifestyle that would appeal to a lot of people... I enjoy a very simple life, reading books, swimming and hiking being among my greatest joys. I'd like to live without a bike but buying fruit becomes tricky if I can't get to Thong Sala easily - Chaloklum just might work though.

Sounds great.

I manage without a bike though there is the odd occasion when not having one is a bit of a pain such as tomorrow morning when I need to go to immigration (from Lamai). Only go out a couple of times a month for birthdays or to meet up with someone who is stopping over for a few days/ week. Even then, in almost all cases I will cook and eat at home before I go.

I don't have a budget but I certainly spend around 20k a month. If I didn't drink and cut back on the fish/ seafood I could knock perhaps 5k off.... ish. I do smoke but it's a Chang Mai very mild hand rolling tobacco which costs me around 75 Baht a month or maybe 100, not thought about it.

So, how much are you paying on rent. Does your diet suffer much?

35k for 6 months.

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My diet is mostly in season fresh fruit and veg along with fish seafood and some chicken. Very little fried, much of it steamed or raw really.

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Neilly    1,511

We get by on 300k a month

With or without food smile.png

Food for 5

200k spare then 1046-thumbs_up_smiley_zps1f3cfc78.gif

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jbrain    2,816

We get by on 300k a month

Same here, I'm single and my montly budget is around 300K baht.

Now if could manage to get hold of a 20% of that money every month............

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PoorSucker    4,469

BUPA 5000

Thats a big bupa bill.
That comes to what coverage you want on your medical insurance, also the bill goes up with age.

Easy to go 5000 per month for 2-3 people.

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