I already wrote how much we spend on living in Thailand in Chiang Mai, but now for comparison, I want to tell you how much money we have left on the island of Phuket.
It is clear that it has become more. But! Now we rent a bike Monthly, we live in a house, not in an apartment, we cook food on a tile. Thats there is a standard of living slightly changed for the better. Plus to this we live in a tourist place, 10 minutes from the sea.
Our spending per month in Thailand for two
House with a pool – 9500 baht. Utility bills – electricity 400 baht, mobile phone 200 baht, water and internet are free. Bike and petrol – 3,000 baht and 400 baht, respectively. Food bought in store – 8,000 baht. Food in Thai cafes – 1300 baht. Unforeseen Spending – 1000 baht.
As a result, it turns out about 24,000 baht – the required amount to live on an island paradise. Or just 12,000 baht ($ 400) per person! And in dirty and winter Moscow, this would be barely enough to rent a dull one-room apartment on the outskirts cities. No conclusion begs?
How much do we spend on life in Phuket
Our house in Phuket – view from glass doors
By the way, we have a personally compiled review of hotels. But in general, the choice of housing in Phuket is presented on any budget, it remains only open RoomGuru and choose what you like.
Next month will be even less, because the waste will disappear, associated with the purchase of any pots, rags and so on. I can still say that we have increased spending on food due to the fact that we scored refrigerator a bunch of sauces for cooking, drinking juice constantly from supermarket, and ate all sorts of other sweets, as well as lazy go to the market.
You can live even cheaper
Spending can be reduced a little if you rent a house for a long time. for example, for 3-6 months, and not for 2, as we do, or to shoot it in half with friends, or live in an apartment in Phuket Town. Plus to this often tear off your ass to go to a normal market, and stop buying any “tasty”, but harmful crap in stores. Thus, it is possible to reach the level of Chiang Mai at 16,000 baht per month for two, or so.
Thus, I want to say that Phuket is not so expensive, even near the sea.
P.S. On the other hand, there is little point in lowering spending, and so already ok Especially if everything is in order with income greater comfort. When we arrived on Samui, we spent quite other amount.
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