Renting an Apartment in Bangkok

Renting An Apartment in Bangkok, Thailand

I’ve been a little busy the last months with several things, including the search for a new apartment. I wanted to rent an apartment that’s a little more centrally located and for a cheaper price. I managed to find a 35m2 apartment in Bangkok central with a bedroom, balcony and shared pool. The price is 11,000 THB per month (about 280 EUR) before electricity and internet.

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This apartment is in the Din Daeng area, from which most of the key areas in Bangkok can be easily reached. The apartment is about 8 minutes walking away from a metro station and 2 shopping malls full of shops, restaurants and other entertainment.

Internet here is 30 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up, which is the fastest I’ve had in months. I have yet to try the 60 meter long swimming pool. There is a supermarket at the entrance which is open 24 hours a day. Several restaurants are around the complex offering food for 40-60 THB (1.00-1.50 EUR) and there’s a street market around the corner.

I will be living in this area for a while as I have everything I need out here. At the end of the month I’m going to do a visa trip again. I will probably be going to Cambodia, which will cost me an entire day, unfortunately.

4 thoughts on “Renting An Apartment in Bangkok, Thailand

  1. Greg says:

    Thanks for this very informative post. Your place is excellent value, given the standard and the location. I’ve always wanted to rent in Thailand, but couldn’t find short-term rentals (I always stayed max. 2 months). How long did you have to commit for? What about the deposit you were asked to pay? How much advance money you had to give?

    1. Eric says:

      Yes I’m quite happy with the place. Apartments at this location will almost always require a 12 month contract. You could find similar apartments for 6 months if you search well enough though. I had to pay 3 months rent at the start, which consisted out of 1 month deposit, 1 month in advance and the last month. This is the standard for most apartments in Bangkok.

      Short-term rentals can be found but are more expensive than the year contract deals. You can also find good deals on , where you can rent for short term also.

  2. Greg says:

    OK, thanks Eric for your reply. So basically you are counting on being able to do visa-runs monthly over a year (I’m assuming you’re in Thailand on a visa-exemption scheme), right? Isn’t it risky, especially considering the change of regime, and the fact that the Army seems to want to “straigthen things up”? Personally I’d be worried to be denied entry into the country after several visa-runs in a row…

    1. Eric says:

      I’m not using the visa exemption but am on a double tourist visa. This allows me to stay in the country for 6 months total, but I have to leave the country one time during this period and extend 2 times. Visa exemptions have much stricter rules and might result in refusal into the country when done excessively. Only 2 tourist visa’s would be needed to complete the 1 year contract.

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