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Cost of Living in Phuket
Comparing with Europe prices are exceptionally low e.g.: 400 Baht - 500 Baht per day life can be quite comfortable
Phuket has a fairly large community of full-time foreigner residents and there are plenty more people who spend half of the year living in Phuket.
Living in Phuket is still much cheaper than living in the West. Living in Phuket in comfortable but modest fashion usually costs around 20,000-40,000 baht a month ($570-1,050; €420-850).
This is a very rough guide to what prices you can expect to pay for your expenses.
Food: Phuket has a wide variety of different types of cuisine available and how much you spend depends on where you go and what you want to eat. The normal prices for Thai people is 40 Baht a meal .
Phone and Internet: Internet caf?s generally charge 20 baht an hour in town and 30 to 60 baht an hour near the beaches. Cheap and used mobile phones cost anywhere from 1,500 baht to 7,000 baht and a SIM card is 200 baht and top-up cards can be found at any convenience store. The rate varies from network to network but is usually around 1 to 5 baht a minute in Thailand .
Getting around: Phuket is a fair-sized island and walking from place to place can take time. The most efficient means of transport is a 125cc motorbike. Motorbike rentals are readily available and cost about 3,000 - 5,000 baht per month.
Entertainment: Movies cost 80 to 120 baht for a basic seat, VIP seats at Central (reclining seat with blanket, drinks and popcorn included) are 500 baht. Bowling is 80 baht per game, shoe rental not included. The only discos that charge a cover are in Patong. The cost is 100 baht and includes a drink.
Clothes: There are plenty of open-air markets where you can buy shirts and tops from 100 baht, and jeans for 400 baht. At the more upmarket department stores shirts and T's are 200 to 500 baht and jeans cost 800 to 1,500 for brand names. There are countless tailor shops located all over the island.
Health: A visit to the doctor will cost around 1,000 baht for a simple check-up or consultation. Likewise dental work is extremely cheap, with a cleaning costing around 800 baht. Hospitals in Phuket are up to international standards, with competent doctors and excellent facilities.
Example of Expesnses
1 small soft drink: 8 ~ 13 Baht
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