Cost of Living in Bangkok

Cost of Living in Bangkok

This article covers, Cost of living in Bangkok as of 2019.

Good thing is you can find almost all Indian eatables. There are many Indian grocery stores across Bangkok. Check list here Indian Grocery Stores.

All prices are given in THB.

Before we begin, I will share a summarized expense list:

Summary of essential expense (For two person)
Condo Rent 1BR 15000 - 20000 THB
Utilities(Electricity, Water, Internet) 2000 - 4000 THB
Indian Grocery 2500 - 4000 THB
Fruits and Vegetables 2000 - 4000 THB
Transport 1500 - 2000 THB

Below you can see categorized list. Just a reminder, all prices are given in THB.

Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center
30-45 sqm
20,000 - 30,000 THB
Apartment (2 bedroom) in City Center
50 - 70 sqm
30,000 - 50,000 THB
Apartment(3 bedroom) in City Center 100+ sqm 60,000 THB +
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside City Center
30-45 sqm
12,000 - 20,000 THB
Apartment (2 bedroom) outside City Center
50 - 70 sqm
20,000 - 30,000 THB
Apartment(3 bedroom) outside City Center
100+ sqm
40,000 THB +
Utilities (For Two)
Electricity Bill
(Condo with 2 AC, 2 TV, 2 Fan,
1 Washing machine, 1 Induction Stove, 1 Geyser, Lights etc.)
1000 - 2000 THB
(May vary depends on usage)
Water Bill 150 - 200 THB
(May vary depends on usage)
Home Internet(Broadband)
Upto 30 MBPS 600 - 800 THB Per month
Upto 50 MBPS 800 - 1000 THB Per month
Upto 100 MBPS 1000 THB + Per month
Indian Grocery
Ashirwad Atta(5 KG) 150 - 170 THB
Thai Rice(Per KG) 40 -60 THB
Indian Rice Normal(Per KG)
Indian Basmati Rice(Per KG)
40 - 60 THB
80 - 120 THB
Eggs regular (12) 50 - 60 THB
Milk (1 liter) 40 THB
Pulses (1 KG) 80 - 120 THB
Ghee(1 liter) 350 - 450 THB (Depends on brand)
Cooking Oil (1 litre) 50 - 80 THB
Salt, Sugar (1 KG) 30 - 40 THB
Tea(500 gm) 200 - 300 THB
Indian Biscuits( Britannia, Parle, Horlicks etc) 30 - 60 THB per pack
Indian Namkeen(Haldiram, Bikaji etc) 80 - 100 THB (pack of 400gm)
Indian spices(Red chilly powder, Turmeric powder etc) 100 - 200 THB per 500 gm
Fruits and Vegetables (Monthly expense for two people) 2000 - 3000 THB
Drinking Water 1 Litre
Drinking Water 5 litre
15 THB
45 - 50 THB
Fruits and Vegetables
Apple, Pomegranate (Per KG) 100 - 150 THB
Banana, Orange (Per KG) 35 - 60 THB
Potato, Onion (Per KG) 30 - 40 THB
Green vegetables(Per 200 gm) 30 - 50 THB
Lemon (1 piece) 2 - 5 THB
Transport
BTS 50/40/25/15 trip
(All trips have to be used within one month.)
1300/1080/725/465 THB
By AC Bus Starts from 15 THB
By Taxi First 3 KM 35 THB. After that 6 THB per Km
By Taxi (Grab) In general 150 - 200 THB for 10 KM of trip.
(Without surge pricing)
Eating Out (For two people)
Indian restaurant 700 - 1000 THB
Indian restaurant (Fine dining) 1500 - 2000 THB
Pizza 300 - 600 THB
Icecream (Baskin Robbin) 150 - 250 THB
Movie Time
Indian bollywood movies 350 THB per person
(Major Cineplex charges 350 THB flat fees for Indian movies. Almost all Bollywood (Hindi) movies are released here.)
Hollywood movies (Mon, Tue, Thu) 200 - 300 THB per person
Hollywood movies (Fri, Sat, Sun) 250 - 350 THB per person
Hollywood movies (Wednesday) 100 - 150 THB per person

Looking for cost of any specific item? You can check online on these super markets. Tops Online, Big C, Tesco Lotus.

Hope it helps and gives you better picture of expenses in Bangkok.