How much do we spend on living in Thailand in Phuket

I already wrote how much do we spend on living in Thailand in Chiang Mai, and now, for comparison, I want to tell you how much money we spend on the island of Phuket.

It is clear that there are more. But! now we rent a bike per month, we live in a house, and not in the apartment, we cook food on the stove. That is, the standard of living has slightly changed for the better. Plus, we live in a tourist place, 10 minutes from the sea.

Our spending per month in Thailand for two

House with pool - 9500 baht.
Utility bills - electricity 400 baht, mobile phone 200 baht, water and internet - free.
Bike and gasoline - 3000 baht and 400 baht, respectively.
Store-bought food - 8,000 baht.
Food in Thai cafes - 1300 baht.
Unforeseen expenses - 1000 baht.

As a result, it turns out about 24,000 baht - the required amount to live on a paradise island. Or just 12,000 baht ($ 400) per person! And in dirty and wintry Moscow, this would be barely enough to rent a dull one-room apartment on the outskirts of the city. No conclusion suggests itself?

How much do we spend on living in Phuket

How much do we spend on living in Phuket

Our house in Phuket - view from glass doors

Our house in Phuket - view from glass doors

By the way, we have personally compiled hotel overview. In general, the choice of housing in Phuket is presented for any budget, it remains only to open RoomGuru and choose what you like.

Next month it will be even less, because the expenses associated with the purchase of all kinds of pots, rags, etc. will disappear. I can also say that our expenses on food have increased due to the fact that we filled the refrigerator with a bunch of all sorts of cooking sauces, drank constantly juices from the supermarket, and ate all sorts of other sweets, and were also lazy to go to the market.

You can live even cheaper

Expenses can be reduced a little if you rent a house for a long time, for example, for 3-6 months, and not for 2 months, as we have, or rent it in half with friends, or live in an apartment in Phuket Town. Plus, more often to tear off your ass to go to the normal market, and stop buying any «tasty», but harmful crap in stores. Thus, it is possible to reach the Chiang Mai level of 16,000 baht per month for two, or so..

Thus, I want to say that Phuket is not so expensive, even next to the sea.

P.S. On the other hand, there is little point in lowering your spending, and that's okay. Moreover, if everything is in order with income and more comfort is needed. When we arrived in Koh Samui, we were already spending another amount.