Cost of Rental Chiang Mai – Small Furnished Studio Apartment $170 a Month

By | December 7, 2013

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25 thoughts on “Cost of Rental Chiang Mai – Small Furnished Studio Apartment $170 a Month


    Very nice for the price. I could live in that. Thanks JC!

  2. retirecheapjc

    Good idea to have a place paid for so if needed you will always have a paid

  3. retirecheapjc

    Not such a great building but it is safe for sure. And the building will
    improve as more foreign ownership gets a say in the management. 70 for a
    month of water and about 3.5 Baht per unit of electricity.

  4. zenjim007

    That disco light was kind of cool JC. I have been following all your videos
    as often as I can. Like I said before I have 11 more years to go, but as
    you said, that time goes fast. Using your info I am trying to prepare
    myself. I am starting to take a course in Thai language as I see that helps
    a lot. Checking out Columbia sports wear for clothing from your videos. I
    will plan some orientation trips. Soon as I can want to join the
    membership. I hope to be in cat no.#3 by R- time. Thanks

  5. retirecheapjc

    Wow! Great planning. As a cat 3 you’d be livin’ large!!

  6. Russelllim

    This apartment is really cheap. Like to know which part of CM is it located?

  7. phpeters87

    That’s about the same size place I have in the SF Bay Area and it costs 10x
    as much. Man, I can’t wait until I can cash in my 401k without penalty,
    then move to Chiang Mai. My 401k will hold me until I turn 62 and collect
    SS I will be a Cat 1.5’er as I will be living on a Cat 1 budget and banking
    several hundred a month for vacations, emergencies, “soapies” and other fun
    activities. I could easily live in that Studio and wouldn’t be at home much
    anyways. Thanks again for the vids.

  8. phpeters87

    No A/C though…or so it appears. But this gives a fair representation of
    what your Baht will buy. I would buy an A/C unit if I were to move into
    that place. And a bigger TV

  9. phpeters87

    I’m spoiled – I have a 42″ LCD TV in the bedroom and a 50″ in the Living
    Room area and anything smaller doesn’t look right to me. Didn’t notice the
    A/C which makes it an even better deal. I’ve been crunching the numbers and
    it seems the cost of a kWh of electricity in the US/California is similar
    to that in Thailand. Would that be an accurate observation?

  10. retirecheapjc

    with the exchange rate now it is about 13 cents per kWh

  11. phpeters87

    13 cents per kWh is about the same as in California. Thanks again for the
    great information. It is much appreciated and gives us future Expats a good
    idea of what things cost/will cost, especially those of us in Cat 1

  12. Stephen Johnson

    Read up on 401 K’s. When you take money out of a 401 k account you must add
    that to your income for that year. So if you have a small one say 200,000
    take out 10000 a year and it will last at least 20 years.

  13. Winterstick549

    What is there to watch on TV,,,ESPN? FoxNews? CNN?

  14. retirecheapjc

    Depends on the source of the TV signal and how much you want to pay.

  15. retirecheapjc

    No sorry. I do not promote nor am affiliated with any business. These are
    primarily examples I show of what you can find when it comes to housing,
    food etc. If the owner sees this maybe they will contact you directly

  16. Winterstick549

    Hopefully I’ll be enjoying Thailand so much, I wont even think about
    television :-), but do enjoy american football thou, but that may be at a

  17. retirecheapjc

    Yes there are many sports bars and they show many sports including golf,
    car racing, football (soccer) and American football to name a few. Or just
    watch online.

  18. Jason Howard

    Yeah JC…you are the best!!.. and thanks for all you do!!

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