It’s already one month passed since year 2022 has started. I feel time flies so fast as getting older and older. So as not to feel that I have not made any progress, I set short term goal such as preparation for bodybuilding contest so that when I look back at January month, I can say confidently that I made slow but consistent improvement on my body.
Anyway, as my usual record, I will memorize here my expenditure in January 2022. I hope this will help readers to get idea how much typical single man use in Bangkok life.
Total cost – 28,580 THB
Total cost in January a bit beyond my monthly budget 25,000 THB because the government announced tax deduction scheme for shopping. I bought sneakers and other necessary things this month to request income tax refund next year. If you are not familiar with this government support, you can read general guidance below so you can also enjoy reimbursement from tax office.
|Gym||2,800||14 months for 16,800THB, 1200THB/month
Personal training 2 times (800THB/session)
|Protein||1,044||20lbs (9kg) Whey protein 4,176THB|
|Supplement||1,189||Creatine 1kg 1,108THB for 7 months
Glutamine and BCAA 1,031THB
Let’s take a look one by one for my cost. First one is money spending related to fitness, Fitness is most important part of my life so I do not save for what I need. From this month, I started to buy Glutamine to prevent muscle loss after workout. BCAA is also necessary for my pre workout supplement. Both costs around 500THB each. Tanning oil for Thailand Masters Games use.
2 Places visited in this month, Hatyai and Ratchaburi province on weekends only.
Hatyai is for bodybuilding competition while Ratchaburi, I wanted to cheer up my team BG Pathum United at Mitl Pol stadium as first game in 2022. Match report will follow below.
|Transportation||2,613||Vietjet to Hatyai 2,070THB
Minivan to Ratchaburi 190THB
Airport van 60THB
|Accommodation||778||Ratchaburi 1 night 506THB
Hatyai 1 night 272THB
Food – 5,350 THB
Food cost is relatively small in this month. As an amatuer bodybuilder, I normally cook by myself and eat same food to easily track my body transformation day by day. Even though I live in Thailand, where one of best local food is offered in the world, I seldom eat such food which I cannot control ingredients and nutrition balance.
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 – 1,121 THB
|Electricity||421||(109 kWh used)|
|Water||54||(18/unit 3unit used)|
I do not use air condition much in my room, normal a couple of hours only when I stay wake up. And shower is only user for water not heated.
Others – 3,992 THB
I have other cost spent much for this month as below.
|Credit card||720||Citi prestige card, M gen card|
|Entertainment||170||Soccer ticket 170THB|
|Kitchen paper towel||49|
|Mask||255||85THB per 50 mask * 3 box|
|Tooth brush||58||2 pieces|