Last updated on Apr 22, 2023
Summary: The approximate population of Bangkok, Thailand is 8.3 million people. People often describe Bangkok as a vibrant, bustling city with a unique blend of modern and traditional culture. Expats love the city's diverse culture, delicious food, and vibrant nightlife. The weather in Bangkok is typically hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living in Bangkok for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $500 to $1,000 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment can range from $800 to $1,500 USD per month.
What do I need to know about living in Bangkok?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bangkok, they said:
"Before retiring in Bangkok, expats should research the cost of living and the availability of healthcare services. It is also important to familiarize oneself with the local culture and customs, as well as the language. Additionally, expats should consider the climate and the type of housing available. It is also important to research the visa requirements and the process for obtaining a retirement visa. Finally, expats should consider the safety and security of the area they plan to retire in," remarked one expat living in Bangkok, Thailand.
What do I need to know before moving to Bangkok?
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