Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: Expats and digital nomads love Bangkok. The low cost of living (depending upon your lifestyle), tropical climate, vibrant city life and friendly people make it popular destination. They offer an insider's view of day-t0-day life in this amazing city.

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What are the schools in Bangkok like?

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"When I found Glory Singapore International School all I wanted is a school that is near our house but I found a partner instead. Their approach to each student is sincere and the action they does reflects to the whole system-Faculty, students as well as all the people who work in the school. The school's curriculum will certainly help my daughter develop a competitive edge which can help her achieve more in the future. One more thing, no need to worry about kids picking on yours because the school promotes values and hard tasks are given as challenges that inspires kids. Curriculum is not easy but the school inspires kids and parents alike to succeed," said another parent with children at Glory Singapore International School in Bangkok.

"The school is amazing and you can really get the best out of it if your child is willing to study hard. The school's achievement rate is significantly higher than other international schools in bangkok, with many students receiving Top in the World and Top in Thailand prizes in their iGCSE and A-Level examinations. O," commented one expat when asked about Shrewsbury International School in Bangkok.

"I think this is an excellent school for the early years if you want to instill the love of learning in your child. Just make sure you know the theme of the month and also read up on it to keep up. My four year old came home one day and told me, "Do you know, mummy, we should not buy a car as they make black smoke and make Mother Earth sick. Also if we buy lots of toys, factories will make more, and make our earth hot and the ice will become water, and the polar bear have no place to live."," explained one expat in Bangkok, Thailand with kids at Modern Montessori International Preschool.

"I would look carefully at the British school Bangkok Patana and the more American school ISB. Both have much more experienced and wiser heads and are not run by a Thai board of governors. NIST is no longer as international in outlook as it was, increasing Thai student numbers and there are rumours that one of the leading Board members wants to buy the school. The lower end of the school has much better leadership than the middle and high school section which lacks credibility amongst most of the parents," wrote an expat living in Bangkok with children attending NIST International School.

"I was happy at first, my daughter was very happy. It's small, friendly staff, nice children and a decent education. What I notices is that there is no staff retention. I liked my daughter's teachers last year, but neither of them are back this year, actually, there are hardly any familiar faces in the teaching staff. It also seems that what was part of the school is now an apartment. Not sure what that means for the school. It's a good thing we're heading back to the UK," said one commented one expat when asked about British School of Bangkok - aka Topsy Turvy International School in Bangkok.

"The school is excellent, especially given the fee structure which is much lower than in other schools. However you need not to be prejudiced against Asian culture. Because the schools accepts so many Japanese students in Kindergarten, it lowers the general level of English spoken. On the other hand, the academic level is very high. My daughter was able to read/write fluent in K2. Teachers are very dedicated and seem to love their work. I recommend that school," mentioned one expat living in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Is the cost of living in Bangkok high?

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We asked people about the cost of living in Bangkok, they wrote:

"I currently rent a nice 2 bedroom condo right off the BTS line. My rent, phone, internet, cable and electricity comes to about $900USD and so with food and transportation I live very nicely for around $1300.00USD," commented one expat who moved to Bangkok.

What type of recreational facilities are in Bangkok?

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When we asked people living in Bangkok about recreational activities, they mentioned:

"Bangkok has too many choices to list, there are many large public parks and 5 National parks close to here," said an expat in Bangkok.

Are there good restaurants in Bangkok?

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"Bangkokians live to eat! There are more choices from street food to mid-priced restaurants to high end eateries than almost anywhere in the world," said one expat living in Bangkok.

Where will I buy groceries and do other shopping in Bangkok?

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"I am lucky enough to have both a Tesco Lotus and a Big C right by me, with several fresh markets also. If you must have your expensive food imports from home, there is Villa market on Sukhumwit. 7/11 stores are everywhere with many heat and eat foods available," commented one expat who moved to Bangkok.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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Join our Thailand forum to meet other people living in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Bangkok.

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Expats and global nomads in Bangkok share their experiences with health insurance, healthcare in Thailand, local hospitals and specialists, quality of medical care and more.

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Expats offer advice about everything you need to know before moving to Bangkok: what to bring (and what to leave behind), how to find housing and more.

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