Our 1st Year in Thailand
Cost of Living Comparison
(USA vs Bangkok, Thailand)
Since we just finished up our first year of living in Thailand, I wanted put together a cost of living comparison between back home in US versus Bangkok, Thailand. The easiest way to do this is with a chart (shown below). To keep it simple and to maintain an “apple to apples” comparison, I have chosen the following 5 basic expenses:
- Condo Rent
- Cell Phone
The first sections shows cost per month and year between USA and Thailand (12 month average). The second section shows the cost savings (per month and year) of living in Thailand (versus living in USA). The total savings per year is shown in the lower right corner.
Our average cost per month living in Thailand was only $496.20 versus $1,393.60 living in USA (a monthly savings of $897.40!). For our first year of living in Thailand, our total cost was only $5,954.40 versus a whopping $16,723.20 living in the US (a yearly savings of $10,768.80!).
So, was it worth it for us to move to Thailand?