Category: Lifestyle Bangkok

Thailand Safe and Unsafe Zones

For many people around the world, an extended vacation to Thailand is a dream come true. Many American expats have fared well with long trips to the country where they can enjoy traveling from one hot tourist spot to another. For some, just a little relaxation off the beaten path in a quiet province where […]

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The Best City in the World

This Is the Best City in The World (Hint: It’s Not New York, London, or Paris!) Looking for an new, fun destination to visit during your next vacation? Whether you’re a budding traveler or seasoned jet setter, don’t settle on a typical trip to Paris or London. Sure, those cities can certainly dazzle. But if you’re feeling inclined to hop […]

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The Secret to Manage Properties in the USA and Thailand

Manage Properties You Bought If you’re a serious real estate investor, or you want to get into investing for the first time, it’s very important to understand how to manage properties you bought effectively. Both Thailand and the United States are well-known for their booming real estate markets. Investing in either of these countries makes […]

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Making the Move to Thailand Easier Than Ever

Moving to Thailand might seem like a daunting task to accomplish. However, with the right help and tips, you can make sure to make the move to Thailand one of the best decisions you have ever made. Moving here requires a few different steps, such as obtaining the right visa, shipping your household goods or […]

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Living Without Car: San Francisco & Bangkok – What’s In Common

San Francisco – Living Without Car

The real estate experts at Redfin named San Francisco the best city in America for people who “don’t want a car, but still want to get around.” They observed American cities with populations in exceed of 300,000 and voted San Francisco #1 for walking, biking and transit. San Francisco was ranked highest overall followed by New York City, Boston and Washington D.C.

It’s a fact that most people in San Francisco don’t own cars and they can reach every neighborhood in San Francisco by walking and public transportation can basically get you anywhere you need to go. Also, it’s extremely expensive in San Francisco if you want to own a home that has parking – one need to plan an addition of 300,000 $ to the cost of your home.

Bangkok – Living Without Car

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I Live in Asoke Bangkok – How Much Will Cost My Lifestyle in Sydney Australia – Part C.2

Part A is here   Part B is here  Part B.2 here  Part C is here

Hi there. Yesterday I published the last Part C where I have concluded that I will need to spend more than 250,000 ฿ (almost 7,200 $) a month in New York if I want to maintain same lifestyle that costs me 95,000 ฿ (about 2,700 $) here in Asoke Bangkok Thailand. This calculation is probably quite specific for my own lifestyle, even though it may be some good indicator for other expats. I took into account food, utilities, consumer goods, sports and, certainly, real estate expenses to compare cost of living between two cities. I may need to add cost of health services – this may be of interest for many expats, especially those from New York, where cost of health insurance and doctor visits getting higher and higher. It may be a good topic for one of next articles.

Here I would like to complete calculation for comparing cost of living in Asoke Bangkok and Sydney Australia, as started in Part B.

How much it would cost me in Sydney to maintain my same Asoke Bangkok lifestyle?

We already know that consumer prices (excluding Real Estate rent) in Sydney are 76% higher than in Bangkok, restaurant prices in Sydney are 182% higher than in Bangkok, and groceries Prices in Sydney are 51% higher than in Bangkok

Apartment Rental Prices in Asoke Bangkok and Sydney

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I live in Asoke Bangkok – can I afford New York with the same lifestyle – part C

Read Part A here         Read Part B here

Hi there. Last week I started this “project” of comparing cost of living in Bangkok and New York. I have done it in a non-traditional way that is, however, relevant for me, and, probably, for some of readers. My way of comparing is based on a fact, that spend 95,000 ฿ (around 2,700 $) a month to maintain a certain lifestyle here in my condo in Asoke Bangkok.

How much it would cost me in New York to maintain my same Asoke Bangkok lifestyle?

In parts A and B we already compared cost of food, transportation and other expenses, excluding real estate and salaries. My calculation shows that consumer prices (excluding apartment rent) in New York are more than 2 times higher than in Asoke Bangkok. Restaurant prices in New York are almost 4 times higher than in Bangkok. And groceries prices in New York are almost double of those in Asoke Bangkok.

Apartment Rental Prices in Asoke Bangkok and New York

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I Live in Asoke Bangkok – How Much Will Cost My Lifestyle in Sydney Australia – Part B.2

Part A is here   Part B is here

Hi again. In two previous articles I described my lifestyle in Asoke, Bangkok – one that costs me 95,000 ฿ (around 2,700 $) a month. My question was simple like this – how much I will need to pay in New York if I live the same lifestyle there. It sounds a simple question, still it’s a bit more complicated to calculate that I thought. I am continuing my mathematical and accounting exercise and I promise to come soon with an exact sum – give me few more days.

For meanwhile, I have requires from our readers to compare Bangkok with other cities in the world. Wow, I would love to do it and I start with … Sydney, Australia. Why Sydney you may ask. Oh, simply it was requested more times that any other city.

How Much I Will Need To Spend In Sydney For My Asoke, Bangkok Lifestyle

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I live in Asoke Bangkok – can I afford New York with the same lifestyle – part A

I live in Asoke, Bangkok for quite a few years and, same as many of us, complain that prices in Thailand are getting too high. Many times I hear from Thais and farangs (Western foreigners) that nowadays living in Asoke (or Silom, or Sukhumvit …) is same as staying in Manhattan, New York. Is that really true? Can I afford same lifestyle if move to New York? Yesterday I decided that I need to get to more insights and understand  – is that true or simply emotional?

Can I maintain same lifestyle in New York as I do here in Bangkok?

Here is what I found out.

Let’s say I spend ฿ a month in Bangkok assuming rent of condo in Asoke. How much will I pay for the same lifestyle if relocating to New York?

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