Living and working in Bangkok

Living & working in Bangkok as a digital nomad, sounds like a dream!  Remote working in Thailand is becoming more and more popular. On Wejustgotback.com we share experiences of other digital nomads in Bangkok and give you the best Tips & Tricks to start your own living and working in Bangkok journey!

Overall Score

4.06/5 (Rank #17)

Family Score

Medium

Internet

22 mbps

Temperature (now)

Air quality (now)

Safety

Very good

Lack of racism

Bad

Income level

493

English speaking

Bad

Walkability

Very Good

Freedom of speech

Fair

Happiness

Good

A/C or heating

Very Good

Traffic safety

Bad

LGBTQ+ friendly

Yes

Quality of life score

Very good

Fun

Good

Humidity (now)

Cost

1175 $ / mo

Lack of crime

Education level

Medium

Startup Score

Fair

People density

Peace (no pol. conflict)

Hospitals

Very Good

Nightlife

Very good

Places to work from

Friendly to foreigners

Very good

Female friendly

Yes

Digital Nomad Guide

Continent

Asia

Average trip time

7 days

Internet speed (avg)

22 mbps

Weather (now)

Warm all year round

Power

European Type C plug/American Type A plug

Best neighborhood to stay

Silom

Tipping

No

Cashless

Yes, almost everywhere

Best coworking space

Digital Nomad Guide

Tap water

not drinkable

Visitor return rate

0,18

Population

5800000

GDP per capita

5911 $

Population density

Religious government

Not religious

Apartment listings

Best national air carrier

Emirates

Closest int'l air airport

Cost of living in Bangkok

Cost of living for nomad

1395 $ / month

Cost of living for family

2909 $ / month

1br studio rent in center

655 $ / month

Hotel (avg price month)

528 $ / month

Airbnb (avg price month)

1422 $ / month

Dinner

2,49 $

Beer (0.5L)

2,31 $

Cost of Living

Cost of living for expat

1130 $ / month

Cost of living for local

831 $ / month

Coworking costs

145 $ / month

Hotel (avg price night)

25 $ / night

Airbnb (avg price night)

47 $ / night

Coca-Cola (0.3L)

0,78 $

Coffee

2,81 $

Reviews

Have you ever been to Bangkok, Thailand?

Share your experience with us!

Lisa
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After first spending 2 weeks on a working vacation in Bangkok I decided to go there for a longer period. So now I've been living in Bangkok for almost a 8 moths and I certainly don't regret it. We have a nice digital nomad community here and there are enough like-minded people to do fun things with in my spare time. So far living and working in Bangkok has been a very enjoyable experience.
Tom
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I lived and worked as a digital nomad in Bangkok for about a month. It was a really great experience to be living and working temporarily in this city. During the week I was able to work in a nice co-working and in the weekends I enjoyed all the beautiful sights Bangkok and surroundings had to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Making money as a digital nomad can be done many numbers of ways. As long as the job doesn’t require you to be physically present with your clients or co-workers, you can work as a digital nomad.

Examples of job titles of americans living and working in Bangkok as Digital Nomad are writers, translator, project programmer, developer  designer, marketeer, or consultant. 

Living and working in a new location sometimes comes with learning a new language. In Thailand they speak Thai. 

Before moving to a new location, it is important to know what the cost of living in that new location is. Cost of living in Bangkok is average on Unknown.

This is more complicated question to answer. Where you pay taxes as a digital nomad will be based on your nationality, which country you earn your money from or where exactly you are a resident.

Try to figure out what applies to your situation by doing it yourself or contacting an accountant in your home or, if you reside a fair amount of time in one country, that new place.

Working and living in Bangkok

You are or want to become a Digital Nomad and are considering living and working in Bangkok? We from Wejustgotback.com will tell you what Bangkok has to offer you as a digital nomad!

A good first step is to see if you can do your work remotely in Bangkok for a US company. 

Our TIP is to prepare well! Read about Bangkok and look at the living in Bangkok pros and cons. What are the cost of living and working in Bangkok for example? Is there a community of other expats working in Bangkok? Can i combine doing a good amount of working hours with pleasure and exploring Thailand? And in the long term check if you need a special Bangkok digital nomad visa!

But also important, how is the weather and (gastronomic) culture in Bangkok? Take all the above factors into account and weigh the pros and cons to make living and working in Bangkok an enjoyable experience!

Jennifer

Jennifer

Hi there. My name is Jennifer and for the past 10 years i have been traveling around the world as a Digital Nomad, working as a travel blogger and content creator. I have lived in different countries in Europe, Africa and South America. For Wejustgotback.com I will be gathering useful information about my favorite places to help you on your 'Digital Nomad - way'.

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