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The number sounds about right for your GF, average salaries in Thailand like the rest of the world is regional, and dependent of where you are in the country THB 20k/m could be "high" or "low", there is on no one average salary in Thailand,

THB 7-8k/m may be average in say Isaan, but low for BKK or say Rayong area (which are the two higher paying areas)

the only real point of reference you have is referencing against the Thai minimum wage of THB 300/day and lets say a person works 6 days a week, (24 day month) then around THB 7200/m would be considered minumim, therefore based on this your GF is way above this thereshold.

Thanks for the help.

We're currently in Bangkok. I guess THB 20k is about average then.

It's no wonder that a lot of Thai girls choose to go into the sex industry. They can make a lot more money.

I know this is off-topic, but I just want to thank you for this non-judgmental and fair comment. I believe sex workers are simply trying to make a decent living, and are no less or more than all other humans on this planet.

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The number sounds about right for your GF, average salaries in Thailand like the rest of the world is regional, and dependent of where you are in the country THB 20k/m could be "high" or "low", there is on no one average salary in Thailand,

THB 7-8k/m may be average in say Isaan, but low for BKK or say Rayong area (which are the two higher paying areas)

the only real point of reference you have is referencing against the Thai minimum wage of THB 300/day and lets say a person works 6 days a week, (24 day month) then around THB 7200/m would be considered minumim, therefore based on this your GF is way above this thereshold.

Thanks for the help.

We're currently in Bangkok. I guess THB 20k is about average then.

It's no wonder that a lot of Thai girls choose to go into the sex industry. They can make a lot more money.

I know this is off-topic, but I just want to thank you for this non-judgmental and fair comment. I believe sex workers are simply trying to make a decent living, and are no less or more than all other humans on this planet.

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Well really it's not " Off Topic " when a young Thai lady is only earning 9,000 or less working a 10 hour daily shift at a 7 eleven it won't leave her a lot of change to give back to her Parents and Buddha.I know a few Ladies who work in Go Go bars in Pattaya and the good ones can earn around 50,000 baht a month ( obviously for that kind of money they will be " rather busy " .....) and can send a nice amount back to the " Parents and Buddha " .But even earning that kind of money they will still on live on the " absolute minimum " .

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Well in my area of Naklua ( Pattaya ) it's mainly a Thai Area ( very few farang ) The normal thais are earning from 6,500 to about 9,000 baht a month ( 9,000 for the 7 eleven staff ) which all seem to be happy and enough for them to pay for the rent,food and most have a motorbike.

Farang Jaidee wub.png ( jing jing ) x

I was just up your area (went to the fish market) and wow there is some slums there.... I reckon you could get something even cheaper without looking too hard.

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Well in my area of Naklua ( Pattaya ) it's mainly a Thai Area ( very few farang ) The normal thais are earning from 6,500 to about 9,000 baht a month ( 9,000 for the 7 eleven staff ) which all seem to be happy and enough for them to pay for the rent,food and most have a motorbike.

Farang Jaidee alt=wub.png> ( jing jing ) x


I was just up your area (went to the fish market) and wow there is some slums there.... I reckon you could get something even cheaper without looking too hard.

LOL Actually i don't live near the " fish market " but i know exactly where you mean and yes they are " dreadful " i live in absolute luxury compared to them! ( in the Uk we would class those accommodations as " Squatters territory " - a kind of " Harry Brown " (a cool movie) set up........x

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1,000 baht a month for rent in CM is what is called a slum. There is no way you are renting a house with a yard for 2,000 baht a month. The average price for rooms are around 3,000 baht a month for low end dives. Good places will run around 5,000 baht a month. Rent for 1 story 2 bedroom houses unfurnished is around 5,000 baht a month and about 8,000 baht a month furnished. The prices go up from there.

Trust me if you are renting a place in CM for 1,000 baht a month, you are living with cockroaches, bad smells and plumbing that doesn't work. Also unfurnished means that you need to spend about 30-100,000 baht to be able to actually live there.

I don't know if you've noticed, but many Thais don't use furniture.

Sleeping mat on the floor and a zip bag for their clothes.

Thai spending to make an unfurnished apt livable, 500bht for a second hand fan.

ok, but shouldnt the question be, if they didnt have to do this because they had more disposal income, would they still be sleeping on mat with a THB 500 fan with a zip bag for clothes ?

my guess is they wouldnt, so please nots infer its a lifestyle choice, its not.... its because they have No choice, it what they have to do...

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ok, but shouldnt the question be, if they didnt have to do this because they had more disposal income, would they still be sleeping on mat with a THB 500 fan with a zip bag for clothes ?

my guess is they wouldnt, so please nots infer its a lifestyle choice, its not.... its because they have No choice, it what they have to do...

I think most of them would.

If they get a higher income, generally they seem to buy a new pickup, and the living conditions remain the same.

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ok, but shouldnt the question be, if they didnt have to do this because they had more disposal income, would they still be sleeping on mat with a THB 500 fan with a zip bag for clothes ?

my guess is they wouldnt, so please nots infer its a lifestyle choice, its not.... its because they have No choice, it what they have to do...

I think most of them would.

If they get a higher income, generally they seem to buy a new pickup, and the living conditions remain the same.

No not exactly! The " farang " buys them the pickup ( Thai ladies like a new " black coloured " pickup ) and then the farang drives the lady about like " Driving Miss Daisy " ( its actually very true...)

Thais will always sit on the floor and eat together on the mat.( that will not change ever and i love that and i think it's lovely! ) that has nothing to do with money.I see them all " sitting on the floor " in the railway stations too! It's Thai style it won't change but it's important that when farangs come to live in Thailand that they " Think thai style " ( that way they won't be paying " ridiculous rental prices " along with other things........)

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coming back to OP's question (which also aligns with mine) a gross sal of 50k/mo is it underpaid, overpaid or so-so..? location being Bangkok and for an ex-pat who has a work experience of 4 years as a mobile software developer?

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coming back to OP's question (which also aligns with mine) a gross sal of 50k/mo is it underpaid, overpaid or so-so..? location being Bangkok and for an ex-pat who has a work experience of 4 years as a mobile software developer?

Its underpaid (for an ex-pat), I know a young Thai kid who was making 60-70k per month, Next month he is off to Japan to do his PhD.

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coming back to OP's question (which also aligns with mine) a gross sal of 50k/mo is it underpaid, overpaid or so-so..? location being Bangkok and for an ex-pat who has a work experience of 4 years as a mobile software developer?

It's a good salary for a local hire, it's not good if it's an expat package, sourced from your home country.

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coming back to OP's question (which also aligns with mine) a gross sal of 50k/mo is it underpaid, overpaid or so-so..? location being Bangkok and for an ex-pat who has a work experience of 4 years as a mobile software developer?

Its underpaid (for an ex-pat), I know a young Thai kid who was making 60-70k per month, Next month he is off to Japan to do his PhD.

I thought these digital nomads were raking in the sach though RG? Maybe I misunderstood laugh.png

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coming back to OP's question (which also aligns with mine) a gross sal of 50k/mo is it underpaid, overpaid or so-so..? location being Bangkok and for an ex-pat who has a work experience of 4 years as a mobile software developer?

Its underpaid (for an ex-pat), I know a young Thai kid who was making 60-70k per month, Next month he is off to Japan to do his PhD.

I thought these digital nomads were raking in the sach though RG? Maybe I misunderstood laugh.png

Mr T, as you well know I am old school, too long in Asia, thankfully didnt have to endure Tony the Liar Blairs social engineering and mind control project of the '90s.

To me Digital Nomad= FreeLoader = Couch Surfer.

Gotta love TV, where can I rent a condo with free wifi, gym, swimming pool and all for less than 5k per month?

DN= EBayer, online trader trying to flog Ajarn Nu sak yant t shirts for 10 times the price, poker player, currency trader, import/exporter.

They are usually found camped out in some Starbux place or the bar on soi 8 guzzling down the free wifi as they sip one can of non diet Coke per hour.

Living the dream they call it Mr T, sorry not for me.

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This thread seems to have been hijacked for one poster to prove his "Thainess" to everyone. I seriously doubt that 2,000 baht a month gets anything even remotely decent for accommodation in Naklua, unless it is a wooden hovel. Think I'll continue paying over the odds for everything, as the thought of living on a budget of 9,000 baht a month is impossible for most foreigners.

You are correct most foreigners could not live on 9,000 baht a month ( inc myself as I live on less ...) It all depends on the type of person you are.If you drink,visit bars,eat farang food and even have a " live in maid " then it will be expensive! I found another lovely accommodation today during my " afternoon stroll " a lovely 1 bed apartment set in gardens and swimming pool for 5,000 baht per month.(Naklua) Greetings from Farang Jaidee x

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