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Living Abroad: Digital Nomads in Bangkok, Thailand

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Summary: Digital nomads flock to Thailand for a variety of reasons, and Bangkok is one of the most popular options. Plentiful co-working spaces, good wifi, and amazing food are at the top of the list.

Living Abroad - Digital Nomads in Bangkok, Thailand

Digital Nomads interested in bustling city life in Thailand often choose to live in Bangkok. The mesmerizing pace of the city, incredibly delicious and affordable food, and the endlessly fascinating culture combine to attract nomads from across the world.

If you're coming from the U.S., U.K., Australia or another country with a similar standard of living, you'll probably find the cost of living in Bangkok very affordable.

In a report that offers 12 Tips for Living in Bangkok, one expat noted that "Bangkok is thriving, exciting city of 9 million with a low cost of living and no cold weather! It is also a hub for Asia with inexpensive flights almost anywhere."

Do remember about the weather: it has periods of extreme heat and a rainy season. If you have enough control over your living and working situation, November to March offers the most "moderate" weather. That doesn't mean it won't get hot or that you'll have no rain, it's just moderate... for Thailand. An expat wrote: "There are 3 seasons - Very hot, rainy and humid, and nicely warm."

As far as transportation in Bangkok, The expat also shared: "I use the BTS every day, it runs about every 6 minutes I think 5 am to midnight. There is also the MRT underground and a very large bus system. All are safe and inexpensive."

Another expat commented: "Transportation systems also include taxis, 3 wheeler "Tuk-Tuks", "Baht" buses and motorcycle taxis, although the latter should be used cautiously, since most road accidents in Thailand involve motorcycles. However motorcycle taxis are arguably safer than non-commercial motorcycles since the owners use them to make a living."

When one expat said, "I have never not felt safe in Bangkok and just use common sense. I have taken public transport late at night and never worried about safety," which prompted another to advise: "Bangkok is generally quite safe, but be wary of unlighted or poorly lit lanes at night."

There's more good advice from experienced expats in our article Ten Tips for Living in Thailand.

"Bangkok is thriving, exciting city of 9 million with a low cost of living and no cold weather! It is also a hub for Asia with inexpensive flights almost anywhere."

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CoWork Space in Bangkok

When researching the multitude of co-work spaces available in Bangkok, remember to check the proximity to public transportation and the forms of payment that are accepted - not all spaces accept credit cards. Also, evaluate the day, multi-day and monthly options.

Here is info from Coworker.com for Bangkok, Thailand.

Hubba boasts that it is "the first coworking space in Thailand that supports Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital Nomads and freelancers."

The Hive in Thonglor is widely written about and occupies "5 floors of a modern building which includes a huge rooftop and the best little spa in town on the 1st floor."

Wolf is located on multiple floors with different setups and rates.

Where to Live in Bangkok

Here is a link of places to places listed on Airbnb Bangkok for short-term housing, including it's

Read our article 10 Tips for Living in Thailand, and then also 12 Tips for Living in Bangkok.

Expats interested in living in Bankok more long-term should consider the advice in 6 Tips for Living in Bankok

Food in Bangkok

Expats and Digital Nomads in Bangkok always rave about the food, and the conversation will quickly turn to options available via street vendors.

Food and Wine offers some advice on how to eat local in Bangkok with a focus on "avoiding overpriced, under-seasoned meals while visiting the glorious food city that is Bangkok."

Eater offers up the 38 Essential Bangkok Restaurants.

Wi-fi in Bangkok

Expats and digital nomads report that the wifi availability is good in Bangkok, with the plentiful coworking spaces and cafes with wifi creating more than enough options.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and 5 Best Places to Live in Spain. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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