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I have visited Thailand once for a short period because it was my first time travelling to asia....

 

I have a friend in Bangkok who admitted receiving a monthly salary of 12000 baht

 

What would be the average monthly salary they receive in Bangkok?

Is it possible they could be earning much less???

What would be the living condition they encounter???

What is considered as normal standard living for them???

 

Just curious as I have visited Asia only once for a short time

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Possibly on ฿8000 a month + overtime.

Possibly living in a cold water 3 metres x 6 metres concrete room with three - four others. I know a few like that. 

They wouldn't understand what a 'normal standard of living' means. Often straight off the farm, no schooling to speak of - a dog's life.

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15 minutes ago, mick220675 said:

Average Bangkok salary 25,000.

Average Thai salary 14,000.

 

In the village I live in we have family's living on 50,000 a year, but in a rural area frogs/rats/fish/chickens/snakes/road kill are free.

Would you have a idea of 7-11 workers??? 

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In my old housing estate the houses cost around 35,000,000 baht, a million USD, average income was probably around 500,000 to millions of baht per month.

 

The security were probably earning 12k a month.

 

The gardeners a bit less.

 

Our maid was on less than 20k.

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9 minutes ago, Jan0 said:

Would you have a idea of 7-11 workers??? 

 

They often have posters up on the door advertizing positions.

 

Around 10 or 12 k a month, must have finished M.3.

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High school graduate 9k/month, University graduate 14k/month

Street food seller = less, Member of Parliament = more.

 

Is the average salary in a town relevant to anything?

I was one of the highest paid guys in my field working in London, I couldn't make the average wage.

Mainly because the stockbrokers, day traders, bankers and other fat cats made millions.

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1 minute ago, Airalee said:

as you can see...it’s all depends on the job.

Exactly, I worked for a "Multi-national" company in Bangkok, salaries were comparable throughout to what the company paid in other areas of the world, if you were to take the Thai "average" they were very well paid, but on "par" for the job they were doing compared to anywhere else in the world where the company had operations.

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3 minutes ago, CGW said:

Exactly, I worked for a "Multi-national" company in Bangkok, salaries were comparable throughout to what the company paid in other areas of the world, if you were to take the Thai "average" they were very well paid, but on "par" for the job they were doing compared to anywhere else in the world where the company had operations.

Yup...it’s like the old “Bill Gates walks into a bar...” 

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27 minutes ago, ravip said:

you did your in-depth research on Thai life and got out of the country pretty fast, never to sight it again?

Hopefully! 

The average bkk salary is around 25k as already stated. The median Thai income will be a bit higher than 12k, due to that many people have hidden incomes.

The ones you see in the villages you think are living only on the farm, mostly do a lot of work on the side.

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3 hours ago, cooked said:

Possibly on ฿8000 a month + overtime.

Possibly living in a cold water 3 metres x 6 metres concrete room with three - four others. I know a few like that. 

They wouldn't understand what a 'normal standard of living' means. Often straight off the farm, no schooling to speak of - a dog's life.

Yes I agree with you, In Australia the legal minimum hourly rate is $20. That means if your earning 12000Baht that is 12000/30 = 400 Baht a day. In au $20 = 400Baht so our minimum hourly wage is worth one day of their pay. Their may be some Thai's earning good money but their is also westerners who earns good money as well.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if they earn less then 12000 and live  "dog's life"

 

I think they are blessed through the tourism industry as a very large portion of GDP comes from tourism....

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