Joshua

Working in Pattaya

Monthly Earnings 24,000

Q1. How much do you earn from teaching per month?

24000 Baht per month for about 24 hours per week with no overtime or outside work

Q2. How much of that can you realistically save per month?

Nothing.

Q3. How much do you pay for your accommodation and what do you live in exactly (house, apartment, condo)?

2500 for a one bedroom apartment (no air-con, no hot showers

Q4. What do you spend a month on the following things?

Transportation

I own a reliable motorbike (28000B) so about 350B/month of gas

Utility bills

1000 for cable, power and water

Food - both restaurants and supermarket shopping

Almost all Thai food from the local market with some McDonalds/Pizza binges about 500-600B/week or around 2000-3000B month

Nightlife and drinking

Beer (2500B/month) and a movie or 2 (500B/month) and a girlfriend with a money loving mama and baby (4000B-5000B)

Books, computers

300B/month on second hand books with trade-ins. 400B/month on Net access

Q5. How would you summarize your standard of living in one sentence?

Thai style with a few perks here and there, I can't keep staying like this but it can be fun at times.

Q6. What do you consider to be a real 'bargain' here?

Rent and Beer

Q7. In your opinion, how much money does anyone need to earn here in order to survive?

30000B in Pattaya would be a comfortable living, other than that I would say at least 20000B and that is a steal for a school hiring a degree holding native with a TEFL cert.

Phil's analysis and comment

30000B in Pattaya would be a comfortable living, other than that I would say at least 20000B and that is a steal for a school hiring a degree holding native with a TEFL cert.


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