Since December, 2021 was already passed, I record here for my living expense as usual for your readers’ idea how much typical single man in Bangkok spends a month.
Total cost – 28,963 THB
Below is the total cost in Dec, 2021. It was beyond my monthly budget 25,000 THB because I had more expense this month to prepare and join the fitness competition in Phuket.
Fitness – 6,890 THB
|Gym||3,600||14 months for 16,800THB, 1200THB/month
Personal training 3 times (800THB/session)
|Protein||1,044||20lbs (9kg) Whey protein 4,176THB for 4 months|
|Supplement||158||Creatine 1kg 1,108THB for 7 months|
|465||Multivitamin 120 tablets|
|Surf pants||359||For competition|
Aside from regular gym and supplement cost, I had to buy several items to join Fitness competition in last month. I also restarted personal training with new trainer in Jetts. All fee was already paid but I will record here 800THB every time when I actually had lesson.
Travel – 4,242 THB
|Transportation||2,180||Vietjet to Phuket|
|60||Songteaw in Phuket|
|Hostels||972||Phuket town 3 nights + Patong 1 night|
|Miles||1,030||Alaska miles 1000 miles|
I flew to Phuket at the end of year for competition as travelling cost. To save the cost, I just stayed at guesthouse where there are several double beds in one room to share the space with other travelers.
Alaska miles is the mileage program by Alaska airlines. This is one of point program that I collect points to get reward flights to redeem. Points will be expired if there is no movement for 2 years. Since I had no chance to use points to get award flight for the past 2 years due to Covid-19 restriction, so as not let my points expires, I purchased only 1,000 miles to extend its validity for 2 years more.
Food – 6,576 THB
Normally I cook by myself that owes a lot to save cost and control my nutrition perfectly to my body. Only very few times, 1 or 2 times maybe I will dine in the restaurants per month.
In my previous post, you can refer what I eat regularly to build and win the fitness competition.
Housing – 7,600 THB
I rent a one bed room 28㎡ of condominium in Bangkok.
Utility – 1,017 THB
I think my utility bills are very low compared to other person who lives alone. This is because during weekday and weekend, I seldom stay at my room except night time to sleep.
|Electricity||332||(88 kWh used)|
|Water||36||(18/unit 2unit used)|
Others – 2,638 THB
I have several miscellaneous cost including expenses which I record here every month such as credit card annual fee and laundry fee. One good thing for working in a company is I can enjoy the benefit from the employer. For medial fee, I can reimburse up to 10,000 THB per year so I will not consider the amount under this is my cost of living.
|Credit card||720||Citi prestige card, M gen card|
|Laundry||80||40THB 2 times|
|Massage||300||200 THB + tip 100|
|Hair cut||300||one time|
|Gift||199||New year party gift|
|Entertainment||220||Soccer ticket 100THB
Movie ticket 120THB
Decay treatment & filling 900THB