If you’re thinking about making the move to Bangkok but need to figure out where specifically you’d like to live, the first and most important question on your mind will be: “how much?” How much is the average cost to rent a Bangkok condo? Which areas are the most expensive?
In this article, we’re going to look at some prices, ranging from the lower end, some mid-class quality condos, and all the way up to the luxury-end of the spectrum. Here’s everything you need to know…
What’s the average cost to rent a condo in Bangkok?
The average cost to rent a condo in Bangkok is around the 15,000 THB mark (approx. $417 USD). This price is considered very good for cheap apartments to rent in Bangkok.
This will get you a reasonably sized studio / 1-bed apartment with all of the Western features you’d require to live comfortably.
The price may also include exclusive access to a shared swimming pool, fitness centre, free room cleaning, and more.
All in all, it’s a very good price for a level of comfort that would cost a significant amount more in most Western countries (e.g., an average 1-bed apartment in London would be around $1,300).
How much is it to rent a cheap condo in Bangkok?
At the much lower end of the spectrum you can get an apartment with basic facilities and a fridge for somewhere the region of 5,000 and 10,000 THB per month ($140 – $280).
This is very cheap but you will be living in a basic condo with minimal facilities. No swimming pool or fitness studio, you won’t have much of a kitchen, and the bathroom will be bare.
In any case, if you plan to eat out every evening and don’t expect to spend much time at home, it’s an affordable way to save money and keep a roof over your head.
How much is it to rent a luxury condo in Bangkok?
If you are looking for something a little more luxurious, you’ll be looking at somewhere around 30,000 THB as a starting point (about $1,000 per month).
This cost will go up depending on where you are located (e.g., the central business district is highly expensive / the closer you are to BTS and MRT stations, etc.).
Luxury apartments will be more spacious, have larger balconies with a view, quality fixtures, fittings, and appliances, lavish furniture, kitted kitchens, dreamy bathrooms, and plenty of in-house facilities, such as a pool, fitness room, sauna and steam room, restaurant, and more.
All in all, if you’re happy to spend between $400 and $900 USD per month on rent, you’ll be able to enjoy top quality accommodation with all of the amenities you could ask for.