Living in Bangkok is the dream of many but what’s it really like? Here’s practical advice on how to find a place to live and the cost of living in Bangkok
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With a population of more than 14 million and approximately 26.5 million international arrivals each year, Bangkok has a huge selection of apartments, condominiums, houses, hotel rooms, suites, homestays and other accommodation options.
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Bangkok is a huge city with hundreds of neighbourhoods, ranging from quiet suburbs to busy, fast-paced central areas. If youâ€™re planning to live in Bangkok, the area you rent in will have a huge impact on your cost of living, lifestyle and general quality of life.
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Bangkok is home to hundreds of serviced apartment buildings, ranging in price from well under 30,000 baht per month to upwards of 150,000. Most offer the usual services and facilities, from laundry and room cleaning to swimming pools, gyms, saunas and more.
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As one of Asiaâ€™s biggest cities, there are numerous places to find apartments and condos listed for rent in Bangkok. Weâ€™ve listed several of Bangkokâ€™s most popular apartment listing websites below, as well as several websites for real estate agents based in the city:
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Bangkok is one of the worldâ€™s most congested cities, with severe traffic problems that can make it a challenge to get around the city during peak rush hours. Whether youâ€™re visiting Bangkok or planning to stay long term, understanding the traffic is key to getting around quickly.