The price of renting a house or apartment in Thailand - how much is really

I get a lot of cost issuesrental housing in Thailand at various resorts. I have already written a number of posts related to renting, and I want to add one more, dispelling some pink dreams. It will be useful to those who are going to go to Tai soon.

The thing is, it's not quite right.Some things are perceived in Thailand, for example, rental prices. We are bloggers sometimes not on purpose, but we create the illusion that for a penny you can rent almost a villa with a private pool. Although it is not so or not at all.

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The real price for renting a house or apartment

So how much does an apartment cost orat home in Thailand? I will try to describe the prices that should be guided when renting a house / apartment, regardless of the resort. I will talk about all the resorts, as it is cheaper only in Pattaya. In other places, plus or minus is similar. Price per month.

  • 8-15 thousand baht - a very simple one-bedroom house or a simple apartment like a cheap hotel room. All taistal. Search only by yourself.
  • 15-30 thousand baht - a house with a little betterfurniture / appliances, 1-2 bedroom, occasionally there may be a communal swimming pool on site. House taistal. Also, somewhere from 20 thousand baht there are cramped apartments (studio or 1 bedroom), sometimes with a communal pool and a mini gym in the building. The apartment will not taystal, but with a very simple repair. If you book this accommodation, then only in advance.
  • 30-50 thousand baht - houses and apartments squaresmore, maybe a view from the window or the sea closer. All sorts of pots on the shelves, pictures on the walls (design in the Thai sense), better furniture, a common pool and a gym in the area. But the houses will still be taistal, and the apartments are fairly simple repairs. Usually, starting from this price range, this housing is offered to those who are looking for it shortly before the trip. But in the peak season, and this may not be, everything is booked.
  • 50-100 thousand baht - you can already count on a house withprivate pool. In terms of repair ... There will be something transitional from Tai Style to Eurostyle. But apartments in this price range are already familiar to us, normally furnished, in more expensive areas, overlooking the sea, bathroom instead of a shower, with all appliances and so on. In terms of armor, it is somewhat simpler, but still a little better in advance, especially during the peak season.
  • 100 thousand baht and up - you can already claim tothe villa. That is a large area, several bedrooms, good furniture, all the necessary appliances, all there gazebos in the territory and your pool. The more expensive, the better the quality of housing. In my opinion, a real renovation somewhere closer to 200-300 thousand baht begins. Villas are not looking for their own, all through realtors. In terms of armor, it is somewhat simpler, but still a little better in advance, especially during the peak season.
  • If you are traveling to Thailand for the first time, thenI recommend to book a house or apartment in advance. This is done only through a realtor. Yes, they are not engaged in the cheapest housing and take a commission, but this allows you to avoid unnecessary trouble in an unfamiliar country. Believe me, independent searches on the site is a difficult task and it is not worth it. You're going to rest.

    Send me a request, advise a trusted realtor, whom I myself trust. And then in recent times a lot has become a scam.

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    As I said, the prices are approximate, as they dependfrom a variety of conditions. An apartment rented in the winter for a week or in the summer months with a contract for a year will have a completely different price tag in terms of the day.

    How to rent

    • Reservation is necessary for six months. If you are traveling during the peak season and want to get options with adequate prices, you need to start worrying about housing for at least six months. That is, for December-February, apartments and houses should be booked, ideally as early as spring-summer.
    • Shoot not in peak season. The main stream comes to Thailand in December and February, so if you come outside these months, the choice will be much more. For example, on Samui in the summer great weather, few tourists and very good prices.
    • Do you want cheap and have time to comb the areas with houses, do it yourself :) True, I recommend to everyone who is looking for the most affordable housing to do everything on their own on the spot (my instruction). Realtors are not engaged in such houses.

    So in Thailand, cheap or expensive housing?

    Thailand is full of different types of housing - houses, villas,apartments, bungalows. For every wallet and taste. But one thing is a trip to the New Year, another thing - a trip out of season or a long wintering. One thing, you want as cheap as possible, and another thing - you have money and you are ready to pay for comfort. Completely different approaches and prices.

    Request to the realtor: “I arrive in a week on January 5, I want a house for a month with a pool for 15 thousand baht and near the sea.”

    Mmm ... I will explain the essence of the problem. Indeed, in Thailand you can rent unpretentious housing for 15 thousand baht and sometimes even with a communal pool, but it is unreal to book it even a couple of months before the trip, for dates from December-February! Even for 30 thousand baht will not work, and for 50 thousand baht can not go ...

    No, I'm not saying that the season is bookedtotally everything, you can offer something good, but they can offer nothing at all. How lucky, 50/50. Moreover, even doubling the budget can no longer save.


    Where do low prices come from on the Internet?

    When a person comes to Thailand with limitedbudget, in any case, he will look for a house for the 10-15 thousand baht he needs. It will search independently - because it does not want to pay a commission, and until blue in the face - there are no other options. And then tell, see how cheap to live in Thailand.

    Are you ready to drag yourself for a week in the heat, combing streets and lanes for 5 hours a day? And if you just arrived for 2-3 weeks, do you need it?

    I remember once my friends came to Phuket in December and were looking for housing on their own. They did not find anything at all and went back to Russia. Like this.

    Also on the websites of real estate agencies you oftenYou can see the base of apartments and houses without indicating whether a particular object is free now or not. And when you start writing to them and asking, it turns out that everything is already taken a long time, and there are only more expensive options. For, I repeat, everything had to be done in advance.

    P.S. What is not clear, ask. I have personal experience of self-renting and through agents, almost at all resorts in Thailand.

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