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How is life in Bangkok?

Bangkok is another adopted home besides Lisbon has become for me over the years. The metropolis in Thailand offers so much love and joy because this place never makes me tired. In this article I will explain to you what the real life in Bangkok is like, whether as a location-independent entrepreneur, digital nomad or expat ... this magical cosmopolitan city has something for everyone. More information about Thailand can be found in the article Travel Guide Thailand - Everything about the country in Southeast Asia.

1. About Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. With a little more than 14 million inhabitants, there are a multitude of cultures in this melting point, as well as restaurants, shopping centers, museums, companies that let off steam in this construct. You may be wondering if Bangkok is safe after seeing Hangover 2. Oh yes, Bangkok is generally a very safe city to live in well as a foreigner and which is incredibly affordable.

From here it is very easy to travel to other parts of Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

2. Why did I choose Bangkok as my place of residence?

I come from Lake Constance and great life could only be seen in Zurich. Yes, the same language, the same culture was not enough for me. After my little brother after Australia I decided to move abroad, to Ireland. All of this has become too small for me over the years and I wanted to have a world metropolis. I wanted to experience what it is like to live in one of the largest cities in the world. Bangkok has everything you can imagine and these are the amenities I was looking for.

3. How do I prepare to move to Bangkok?

After I've booked a flight and done a little research about the place, I usually stay in a hotel for the first few days before I go looking for an apartment.

For this I use Airbnb, my best friend. Experience herehow you can use the service and save money with a simple trick and get a gift from 25 euros on your first booking. After a little over a week I found the perfect accommodation with my wife and we got stuck in On Nut.

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4. The cost of living in Bangkok

Apartments

The cost of living in Bangkok is entirely up to you. You can rent apartments from 250 euros in simpler areas or a penthouse for 10,000 euros. Bangkok is so variable and different that you can get everything here.

You can find enough apartments (1 room) just outside the city center for 500 euros. For 600 - 800 euros you can get a good apartment that is close to public transport and not too far from the city center. Look here if you want to know which are the best neighborhoods to live in Bangkok.

Eating out in Bangkok

The same applies to the food in this metropolis as to the accommodation. Whether you love Michelin restaurants, fast food or street food, you will find everything your palate could wish for in Bangkok. You can eat on the street for around 1 - 2 euros or spend 20 euros in a restaurant. “The Sky is the limit” again.

Transportation in Bangkok

Means of transport are quite cheap here. It doesn't matter if you choose a taxi (take Uber or Grab), a motorcycle taxi, a Skytrain (BTS), or a subway (MRT). Tuk Tuk's tend to charge higher prices. The BTS prices range between EUR 0.50 and EUR 1.50 for a one-way route, depending on the distance. For taxis you pay a basic fee of around 1 euro and 0.15 euros per kilometer.

Groceries in Bangkok

First of all, you can really find any cuisine you want in Bangkok. I found German bratwurst and Oettinger beer here myself. You can buy groceries in the local markets and pay a few cents for fresh fruit and vegetables, or you can go to the grocery stores in the Central Shopping Center, for example, and pay delicatessen prices in the respective gourmet shops. The big supermarket brands are Big C and Tesco Lotus in Bangkok, where you pay normal prices for domestic food. For foreign food (Western products), such as your Italian pasta, you pay a surcharge and these are significantly more expensive than in Germany, Switzerland or Austria.

Buy clothing

The capital is a mecca for shopping enthusiasts. I've seen a queue in front of a LOUIS VUITTON shop here several times and I can tell you that many Asians are willing to spend a lot of money on luxury items. But at the same time you can find clothes and accessories in local markets or Chinatown, where you only spend 3 euros on shirts. Bangkok is one of the world's shopping meccas for a reason and you can find shops like H&M, Zara or Forever 21 in almost every shopping center. You can find luxury brands such as Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel in luxury temples such as EmQuartier or ICONSIAM shopping mall.

5. What do I like about Bangkok?

To get to the point. Thanks to the lovely people, Thailand and Bangkok are so special. You meet Thai people with a pleasure, so it was easy for me to like this city here. In addition, Bangkok is one of the largest cities in the world and just like other large cities has everything you can imagine. You will find delicious restaurants, shops, bars, temples, museums, cultural events and much more here.

I like the mix of old Bangkok and the modern part of the city. The skyscrapers and skyscrapers and on another corner is a wonderful temple. The city is multicultural, a hub for many nationalities and the city is relatively cheap and a dream for luxury enthusiasts. That's what I like about this city.

6. What do I recommend to you in Bangkok?

You must definitely visit the famous riverside temples like Wat Pho and Wat Arun in this city. You can also visit the Grand Palace or visit the Emerald Buddha. The city has so much to offer, you will find more attractions here.

For those who love nightlife, Khao San Road is where most of the backpackers hang out. If you love nightlife but want to stay away from the backpacker crowd, the Thong Lor or Ekkamai areas (on Sukhumvit Road) are the best options for you. Here you will find very trendy bars, restaurants and nightclubs. You should also visit a sky bar and soak up the view of the city.

Weekend trip on the Indian Ocean

It is cheap to get on a plane in Asia and 2 or 3 hours later to dive into another country. Why not after Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong over a weekend or within Thailand north to Chiang Mai or Ayutthaya, where you will find ancient ruins? Just over an hour's flight away is the wonderful island of Phuket or Koh Chang and Koh Samet. Unpack your suitcase in your accommodation and enjoy the warm Indian Ocean.

7. Tips and tricks for moving

Read as much as you can about this city and plan where you might move want. Know the general cost of the things you need like groceries, rent, transportation, etc. Try to understand the culture and customs of the people so you don't offend anyone and step on the wrong foot. Learn the general words like thank you, please, hello etc. and let yourself go, be open to adventure and new friendships and enjoy this cosmopolitan city in all its glory.

8. Would I recommend living in Bangkok?

Bangkok will always be one of my favorite cities in this world. In my opinion there is no other country like Thailand and it is a place that everyone should experience at least for a short time in their life. The way of life of the Thai people and joy of the people is so fascinating and different from the way of life in Europe. I'm sure the only way for you to grow as a person is to step out of your comfort zone every now and then. From their own country take offto experience another is a growth experience. You will never see your own country the way it is again. Follow me on my adventures around the world on my YouTube channel "marc on the road“!