Take a stroll and see the cost of living in Thailand (video)

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tesco_lotusTake a stroll back in the year 2551 (that’s 2008 on the Western calendar) where it’s hard not to see the bargains at the local Tesco-Lotus supermarket in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Along with a large car park and temperatures kept at a cool 26C, you can meet all your shopping needs at Tesco Lotus.

On the shopping list, we’ll see back in 2008 the following items and their costs:

Soap$0.40 $1.00

Flip flops$0.54

Plastic bins$5.11

Refrigerator$162.20

Washing machine$188.30

TV$85.43

Bikes$25.43

Stuffed animals$2.83

MAC lipstick$23.54

Eggs (30)$2.40

Most electronics in Thailand go for the same as they would in America, making them rather expensive for the average Thai. Back in 2008, the average monthly income in Thailand was around $700, statistics show.

Bangkok is not cheap though; some foreigners there are homeless and find it hard to come by making a living. A user by the name of pudgimelon on Reddit said that, “I’ve had teachers of mine come over here with as little as $200 in their pockets, thinking that would be enough to last them to their first paycheck. They almost always come to me for an advance after just a week or two in the country. Lesson learned: Bangkok is not cheap!!!”

You can find more information about the average cost of living in Bangkok here. There’s also a travel blog post made by Mark Wien back in 2011, who managed to live in Thailand on $285.06 a month.

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Take a stroll back in the year 2551 (that’s 2008 on the Western calendar) where it’s hard not to see the bargains at the local Tesco-Lotus supermarket in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Along with a large car park and temperatures kept at a cool 26C, you can meet all your shopping needs at Tesco Lotus.

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tesco_lotusTake a stroll back in the year 2551 (that’s 2008 on the Western calendar) where it’s hard not to see the bargains at the local Tesco-Lotus supermarket in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Along with a large car park and temperatures kept at a cool 26C, you can meet all your shopping needs at Tesco Lotus.

On the shopping list, we’ll see back in 2008 the following items and their costs:

Soap$0.40 $1.00

Flip flops$0.54

Plastic bins$5.11

Refrigerator$162.20

Washing machine$188.30

TV$85.43

Bikes$25.43

Stuffed animals$2.83

MAC lipstick$23.54

Eggs (30)$2.40

Most electronics in Thailand go for the same as they would in America, making them rather expensive for the average Thai. Back in 2008, the average monthly income in Thailand was around $700, statistics show.

Bangkok is not cheap though; some foreigners there are homeless and find it hard to come by making a living. A user by the name of pudgimelon on Reddit said that, “I’ve had teachers of mine come over here with as little as $200 in their pockets, thinking that would be enough to last them to their first paycheck. They almost always come to me for an advance after just a week or two in the country. Lesson learned: Bangkok is not cheap!!!”

You can find more information about the average cost of living in Bangkok here. There’s also a travel blog post made by Mark Wien back in 2011, who managed to live in Thailand on $285.06 a month.

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