(Ari, Victory Monument, Ladprao, Mo Chit/Chatuchak, Saphan Kwai, Ratchada)
Home to some of the city's best markets and parks, Northern Bangkok resembles more of provincial Thailand compared to its neighboring central areas. It is most preferred by expats with families as there are many American curriculum international schools. A wide range of accommodation types can be found, including single family homes (some with a swimming pool), condominiums, and townhouses. Shopping centers may be limited or further away from private residences.
"Many options for food, a little quiet, near Chatuchak, easy to go around Bangkok, more local"
"I live only a few minutes walk from MRT and major malls, still my condo is shielded from the buzz of the main road. Taking a walk downstairs is always peaceful!"
"Its a fairly local place, gives me a taste of the Thai life - beautiful park and many local bars."
(Sukhumvit, Phetchaburi, Asoke, Phrom Pong, Nana, Ekkamai, Thonglor)
This area is well-known among expats and foreign tourists alike. The sois are numbered from east to west, with some of the more popular ones even having names of their own! Entering the area, many shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, high-rise apartment buildings, the Skytrain, and traffic jams along the road can be easily spotted. Sois 1 to 63 are popular residential aeas for expats and affluent Thais. Western-style shopping complexes and international schools cater to many expat families.
"Close to BTS, malls, groceries, restaurants and very family friendly."
"It's close to the office and surrounded by tons of great cafes and things to do."
"Close to the office, close to the BTS, central location with everything available at close proximity and lively neighbourhood 24/7."
(Udom Suk, Bang Na, On Nut, Phra Khanong)
Known as Bangkok's suburban area, East Bangkok is home to many private single home residences, mega-sized shopping centres, prestigious international schools, communal facilities, such as public swimming pools, gynasiums, clubhouses, golf parks, and the Suvarnabhumi airport. Lower accommodation prices may be offered, suitable for those who enjoy low-rise living over being surrounded by towering buildings.
"There are a lot of interesting and diverse bars and restaurants just a couple of minutes walking distance from my place."
"Super convenient location! It's a bit quieter in my area but still super close to bars and restaurants and public transportation"
"It's very local. We have tons of local markets and restaurants, but at the same time we still have all of the major grocery stores and there are several big shopping malls close by. It's also a lot more quiet and less expensive than living in the Central Business District."
(Ploen Chit, Siam, Chidlom. Ratchadamri, National Stadium)
Closest to Agoda's Bangkok offices and the Central Business District, the area is home to many large shopping centres, including Siam Paragon, Central World, Central Embassy, and some of the most popular BTS stations. There are limited high-rise apartments and condos available, often smaller and more expensive than those in Sukhumvit. Residential areas closer to Lumpini Park come with leafier surroundings, fancy amenities, and bigger rental prices.
"Close to the office & the malls plus close to Sukhumvit Soi 11 (bars and restaurants) so best of both worlds! Did I mention it is next door to the airport rail link so those weekend trips are hassle free!"
"It's near the office, but you don't get to lose out on the typical city life. The area is bustling with students and you can also get student-price level foods around my area."
"Close to office, have lot of restaurants, BigC mart close by to get the daily needs, have many malls to spend some quality time."
(Saphan Taksin, Surasak, Chong Nonsi, Saladaeng/Silom, Sam Yan, Hua Lamphong)
Silom area covers the south side of Lumpini Park stretching towards the Chao Phraya River. The financial district of Bangkok is quickly gaining popularity among foreigners for their niche bars, dining areas, and dazzling night life. While most accommodations are available as condominiums and high-rise apartments, single homes may also be available for rent. The area is commutable by BTS, MRT, and the express river boat.
"Chao Phraya river view from my condo, large and clean sidewalks, walking distance to Icon Siam, great condo and quiet environment"
"It's close to the office and the area also offers a variety of options for food and places to hang out outside of work. Charoenkrung is nearby and Thonburi is just across the river which gives you a glimpse into local culture!"
"It's way quieter than Sukhumvit, especially on the weekends. Really well connected to our Agoda offices in Bangkok. Several highways accessible. Lumpini Park."
(Wat Mangkon/Chinatown, Sanam Laung, Wongwian Yai, Talat Phlu, Bangwa, Krung Thonburi, Taling Chan, Pinklao)
Also called Bangkok's Thonburi, the area lies west of the Chao Phraya river up north to Nonthaburi province and down south to Phra Phradaeng, further away from big shopping malls and tourist hotspots. Floating markets, leafy alleyways, and a few lesser known historic temples roam this side of the city. Although a few BTS stations can lead to the area, the main methods of getting around are often by taxi or personal vehicle.
"It's quiet but not far from the city center."
"It is near fresh markets, department stores, BTS Bangwa, hospitals, and community malls."
Types of Accommodation
Bangkok has a variety of housing options that cater for all income levels. Prices can range from under THB 10,000 to over THB 50,000, depending on a variety of factors, such as size, location, accessibility to public transportation and facilities. Most condominium or apartment units will come furnished (with airconditioners, sofas, bed matress, cupboards etc),
Rental Prices in Bangkok
Monthly rental fees for accommodation in Bangkok may vary based on the following considerations:
- Length of lease
- Proximity to a BTS or MRT station
- Condition and age of the building
THB 5000 +
These rooms may be situated in less popular areas, further away from the BTS or MRT, or minimally furnished with fewer amenities available.
Expected amenities: minimal furniture items, room-only, minimal space
May not include: stove, kitchen, air-conditioning, bed, TV, refrigerator, microwave, parking, shared gym, etc.
(1) Room-only (Bare Bones) – On Nut, Ekkamai, Ratchada, Phra Khanong, Victory Monument, Ladprao
(2) Furnished – Bang Na, Bearing, other surburban areas in Bangkok
Remark: The further away from populated areas of Bangkok, the cheaper the rental fee.
THB 10,000 +
Common for studio apartments and condominiums in downtown Bangkok. Rooms are often comfortable and you can find a recently built apartment in this range. Building facilities may include a fitness, sauna, and gym. A simple, minimally furnished room may fall in this range if near the BTS or MRT
Expected amenities: closet, dressing table, bookshelf, bed frame, sofa, small table, small kitchen extension, air-conditioning
May not include: bed, TV, refrigerator, microwave
Suggested areas: Sathorn, Phrom Phong, Ratchada, Ari, Udom Suk, Ladprao, Ekkamai
*At this range, accommodation near the BTS or MRT is recommended for utmost convenience and reduced costs of living
THB 20,000 +
Common for up-scale studio apartment or one-bedroom apartments. Fully furnished and may be situated in downtown Bangkok, closer or within few minutes’ walk to popular BTS or MRT stations. Townhouses further away from town may also fall in this range.
Expected amenities: full furniture set, TV, refrigerator, microwave, kitchen, air-conditioning, washing machine, etc.
(1) Apartment/Condominium – Ploen Chit, Asoke, Sukhumvit, Silom, Sathorn, Ari, Ratchada, Phayathai;
(2) Townhouse/House – Chatuchak, Bang Na, Phra Khanong
THB 30,000 +
The greater rental budget, the more furnished, larger, or closer to the BTS or MRT the accommodation is likely to be. You may find properties with multiple rooms in this range. It is also possible to rent out a house in Bangkok’s CBD area.
Expected amenities: full furniture set, TV, refrigerator, microwave, kitchen, air-conditioning, washing machine, and more.
Cost of Living Comparison
Housing rent price
1 bedroom in city center
(1USD ~ 30THB)
Water & Electricity for 85sqm apartment
(1USD ~ 30THB)
Taxi (Start price)
(1USD ~ 30THB)
Mid-range meal for 2 people
Inexpensive meal for 1 person
(1USD ~ 30THB)
Can I bring my pet to Thailand?
You are allowed to bring dogs/cats into Thailand. As a part of the relocation package, Agoda will cover up to USD 1,000 per pet, up to a maximum of 2 pets.
It is also important to note that housing can also pose some challenges if you have pets, as many rental properties may not allow them.
What voltage and plug shape are used in Thailand?
220-240AC, 50 Hertz