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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 – 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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