Living Cost in Bangkok, Feb 2022 - fitravelife

Living Cost in Bangkok, Feb 2022

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Another month passed in year 2022! In February, I jouned fitness competition then started bulk up program to make my muscle bigger for next stage.

Anyway, as my usual record, I will memorize here my expenditure in February 2022. I hope this will help readers to get idea how much typical single man use in Bangkok life.

Total cost – 33,743 THB

Total cost in February soared up from compared to the last month, this is mainly I had some events such as Valentine’s day and wedding for my close friend in a company. These expenditure is included in other costs.

Fitness 4,625
Travel 4,537
Food 5,482
Housing 7,600
Utilities 1,167
Others 10,332
Total 33,743

Fitness – 4,625 THB

Gym 2,900 14 months for 16,800THB, 1200THB/month
Personal training 2 times (800THB/session)
Gym one day at Sisaket 100THB
Protein 1,567 10lbs (4.5kg) Whey protein 3,134THB
Supplement 158 Creatine 1kg 1,108THB for 7 months

Normally I consume 10lbs protein for 2 months  so half ot its price will be counted as this month cost. I purchased Another 50lbs whey protein this month for shop dee mee kuen, tax refund program. I will deduct this protein cost when used.

Travel – 4, 537 THB

Transportation 1,220 Vietjet to Ubon 1,046THB
Grab  54THB
Airport bus in Ubon 20THB
Ubon-Sisaket mini van 100THB round trip
Accommodation 3,317 Sisaket 2 nights 810THB
Conrad Bangkok 2,507THB

Only one time for provincial trip to Sisaket province this month for E-san Classic bodybuilding competition. I flew first to Ubon Ratchathani province then used minivan to Sisaket province since there is no airport available at my destination. Nowadays, Vietjet is enhancing their presence in Thai market, expanding their service and affordable airfare offer compared to other low cost carriers. For me also, I use Vietjet much considering cheaper price and convenience of their hub airport at Suvarnabhumi.

Food – 5,482 THB

Normally I cook what I eat every day as other professional bodybuilders do to control calories and nutrition balance, protein, carbs and fat. Sometimes I record my meal plan so you can refer to it.

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Since I cook mostly by myself, I do not eat at restaurant nor world famous street food in Thailand much. Maybe only several times per month.

Housing – 7,600 THB

I live in low rise condominium, one bed room 28㎡. I really like my current room and just enough for me.

Utilities – 1,167 THB

Electricity 467 (122kWh used)
Water 54 (18/unit  3unit used)
Phone 321 10Mbps Unlimited
Server 325

Utilities cost is stable as every month. I do not much air-conditioning, only when I am awake inside my room, that is why my electricity bill is relatively low. If you use aircon all day long, electricity bill goes up more than 1,000THB, I think.


Others – 10,332 THB

Credit card 720 Citi prestige card, M gen card
Laundry 80 40THB/time
Transportation 1387
Massage 200
Entertainment 240 Soccer ticket 120THB
Movie 120THB
Tooth brush 290 29THB*10 pcs
Tooth paste 357 119THB*3
Body soap 294 98THB/pcs. buy 1 get 1
Hand wash 72 36THB/pcs. buy 2 get 1
Sandal 99
Belt 109
Leather shoes 299
Gift 6185 909THB Valentine’s chocolate
2,276THB Buffet voucher*2
3,000THB Celebration for friend’s wedding
Dental (3,650) Root canal treatment 3,500THB
X-ray 150THB

I spent a lot for this month mainly for my friend’s wedding, valentine’s day gift and shop dee mee kuen program.

For wedding, I purchased some attire, shoes, belt and restaurant voucher in hotel 2 persons. For congratulatory, I allocated 3,000 THB for my friend, this might be quite big than normal amount but it is ok since groom was my close friend to me in office.

Normal price is 500THB for just officemate and 1,000THB for close friends. in case groom or bride is your subordinate, amount would be 3,000THB, based on my research.

Totally around 6,000THB I spent for my friend’s wedding,

And as Valentine’s gift to my officemate, I bought chocolate around 900THB. In Thailand, gift shall be given from men to women unlike traditional way in Japan. Every year, I buy some chocolate to female staff in office for token of my appreciation.

and to use shop dee mee kuen program (tax refund), I purchased daily necessities around 1,300THB. Almost every year Thai government has this program to stimulate general expenditure. I usually utilize this opportunity to full amount.

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I also purchased personal training package and protein 50lbs to use shop dee mee kuen program. These amount will be counted in my living cost when it is consumed.

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