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
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 95,000 ฿ a month in Bangkok assuming rent of condo in Asoke. How much will I pay for the same lifestyle if relocating to New York?