What is the cost of living in Bangkok?

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The cost of living in Bangkok can vary depending on one’s lifestyle choices, preferences, and location within the city. Generally, Bangkok is considered to be an affordable city compared to many Western capitals. However, costs can still vary significantly depending on factors such as accommodation, dining choices, transportation, and entertainment.

Here are some approximate costs for common expenses in Bangkok:

1. Accommodation

Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center: 12,000 to 30,000+ Thai Baht per month
Rent for a one-bedroom apartment outside the city center: 7,000 to 20,000+ Thai Baht per month

2. Food

Inexpensive meal at a local street food stall: 40 to 100 Thai Baht
Meal at a mid-range restaurant: 150 to 400 Thai Baht
Groceries for a week (for one person): 1,500 to 3,500 Thai Baht

3. Transportation

BTS Skytrain or MRT Subway ticket: 16 to 59 Thai Baht per trip, depending on the distance
Public bus fare: 8 to 24 Thai Baht per trip
Taxi starting fare: 35 Thai Baht, plus additional charges based on distance and time

4. Utilities (electricity, water, internet)

Monthly utilities for a small apartment: 1,500 to 3,000 Thai Baht
Internet (monthly): 600 to 1,500 Thai Baht

5. Entertainment and leisure

Movie ticket: 150 to 300 Thai Baht
Fitness club membership: 1,500 to 3,000 Thai Baht per month
Nightlife and drinks: Varies widely depending on the venue and personal preferences

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