udon thani Cost of living The cost of living in udon thani Thailand varies depending on your standard of living. The location you decide to live in also plays an important role in deciding the cost of living, making it more expensive to stay within udon thani city limits as compared to a smaller town like ban dung. The prices are calculated according to the currency, The Thai Baht.
Things to consider when planing where you will rent our buy that affect cost are your mode of transport and accessibility to public transport with the thai police cracking down on drunk drivers leaving the car and taking a tuck tuck home outside the ring road every time could soon eat into your budget making that extra couple of thousand baht a month for a nice city centre apartment seem worthwhile and not just as far to stumble
one U.S. dollar is equal to 35 Baht.at the moment If you have plans for staying in udon thani, you may need to keep aside approximately 1000-2000 Baht every month for water and electricity. However, this amount may definitely vary according to the extent of usage. Using an air-conditioner too often may raise your electricity bills up to 3000-4000 Baht per month, which is still very affordable compared to U.S. and European prices.
its difficult to work out what a particular persons costs would be case buy case but one thing for sure even with the rise of the Thai baht udon thani and the whole of issan are far more resonabley priced than the tourist hot spots of Thailand giving you a lot more for your money but if your lucky enough to have a little spare cash and just need that certain something from home try British expat supplies our try British food shopping
phone calls, especially within udon thani, are quite cheap, costing around 1-2 Bat per call. international direct dialled calls are expensive, If you need to make a few international calls, you can purchase calling cards.i myself would purchase a Thai mobile on arrival around 1.300 baht for a cheap p.a.y.g phone and sim and dial cheap access numbers like 009 then your number well under 10 baht a minute to Europe Postage charges come to around 20 Baht to send a letter to Europe or the U.S., and around 5 Baht within Thailand. For sending a one-page international fax you will pay around 40 Baht.there might be some additional charges like local village post offices. and small towns where they seem to charge more for some reason ?
Udon Thani issan Expat blog
A personnel prospective on life in udon thani issan and Thailand the ups and downs of expat life
The blog was opened up to to give a voice to those of us who are fed up with the local forums who censor any story that does not make them money this includes removing links to other stories you will find many links on expat udon thani and feel free to comment and join in the banter
Udon Thani website
this udon thani website ofers free adverts to all reputable udon thani places of interest when you visit you find really usefull links about udon thani the reader you get the no b/s stories made up buy some locals to promote there own interests which other local websites seem to be doing
anyway udon thani needs a real voice so what the hack
Thai expat info
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Ban Dung blog
ban dung issan blog focus on a beutifull corner of issan 1 hour outside of Udon Thani
a small town with a super chilled out bunch of local expats some say village life is boreing but scarth the surface and who knows what you will find