“The cost of living in Thailand clearly depends on the exchange rate. And now things are not the best, but quite tolerable, ”the Russian woman, who moved to a tropical country for a long stay, made this conclusion. On the pages of her blog in Yandex.Zen, she told in more detail how much her life in the kingdom costs.
The author assured that her quality of life has improved significantly after she left Russia: “Our salary is in rubles – and that is why the exchange rate is 2.3 (ruble-baht). But until recently, the rate was 1.6 – and that is why it is not so cheap to live in Thailand now. However, it is worth noting that the quality of our life has greatly improved – although we live on the same money as in Russia.
To compare expenses in both countries, the girl gave a list of expenses that she had to do while living in Russia. So, for housing in the center of Krasnodar, she paid 18-21 thousand monthly – the blogger probably meant rent. For food – 35-40k rubles. Such average figures were given by a tourist.
Let's see how her spending has changed after moving to the resort of Pattaya. A traveler pays 30,000 rubles for a studio with a sea view, a swimming pool, a gym and a coworking space. per month including utilities. According to her, there are options for apartments for 18-20 thousand rubles. At the same time, food costs a girl and her young man 40 thousand rubles a month. “In Krasnodar, we went to cafes and restaurants 1-2 times a week, but here we eat ready-made food every day – because it’s even cheaper to eat that way! she compared. – The main thing is to get used to the fact that you have to love rice – if you don't like it, as well as noodles! And eat most of the seafood – then it will not be so expensive. For example, our usual buckwheat is sold here only imported and costs about 700-800 rubles. for a small pack, from this we are still sad. But all the fruits can be taken for almost pennies – their abundance is simply amazing. Can you imagine, one large mango costs 20-25 rubles?” At the same time, the blogger sadly recalled such products familiar to Russians as cottage cheese and kefir, which are not available at the resort or cost fabulous money.
As for entertainment and shopping, the couple is constantly looking for adventure, so they the cost of this item increases. However, the tourist uses a student visa, which she managed to get for legal residence in the country, so she visits all the sights with a 50% discount.
“Thus, about 15-20 thousand rubles are spent on entertainment and trinkets. per month. We will also add purchases of clothes and something for everyday life – 10-15 thousand rubles. It turns out that the approximate cost of living in Pattaya in their case is 100-110 thousand rubles, although before the appreciation of the baht to the ruble – about 90-95 thousand rubles.
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