Last month we spent a grand total of 41,599 baht, but it was a bit unusual because most of it was spent in lockdown. During May the lockdown was partially lifted, so we suspected we’d spend more money, but how much did we actually spend? Read to find out.
We still live at the same condo in Hua Hin, so if you want to see what it’s like, take a look at our Hua Hin Cost of Living April 2020 post.
Total accommodation cost: 10,000 baht
Utility Bills (Electricity, Water, Internet, Phone)
This month our electricity bill was 542 baht.
Water cost 52 baht.
Internet and multi-channel TV (AIS Play) is included in the rent.
Mobile phone cost was 1,057 baht.
Total utility bills cost: 1,651 baht
We didn’t cook as much at home this month, so our food costs went up almost 3,000 baht. We started eating out again and had more takeaways. Things have started slowly returning to normal, so I guess we’ll spend even more next month.
Total food costs: 22,050
Tea & Coffee
Last month we bought 25 baht coffee from 7-Eleven quite often, so that kept our monthly costs down to 2,184 baht, which is probably the lowest it’s ever been. This month we went out for either tea or coffee every day. It resulted in our tea and coffee spending reaching 5,765 baht. That’s more than double what we spent last month.
Total coffee cost: 5,765 baht
As mentioned last month, we have a trusty old car that gets us around town. We usually fill the tank up when it’s almost empty. We’ve only traveled around town, so only filled the tank up once. Once we start traveling further afield, these costs will definitely rise.
Total car costs: 940 baht
Miscellaneous costs this month included hair salon visits for my wife, clothes, supplements, laundry and a Kindle book.
Total miscellaneous costs: 4,900 baht
So we spent a grand total of 45,306 baht, which is just under 9% more than last month’s spend of 41,599 baht. We’re pretty happy with that, as we used to spend around 80,000 a months in Bangkok.
We’re about halfway through June already, and I think our spending will be up to around 50,000 baht this month. Stay tuned for the next update.
How does this compare to your monthly cost of living?