So my girlfriend and I are about to move out to Chiang Mai in two weeks, and I was wondering how much we can expect to be paying for an apartment (not trying to get cheated by some sketchy realtor the moment we arrive).
Here is what we are looking for:
- 1 bedroom plus one separate living room plus kitchen
- Furnished (doesn't have to be amazing) plus air conditioning and internet
- A complex that has a gym and/or pool would be REALLY nice.
- central(ish) location so commuting isn't a bitch
Also, what is generally the best way to look for an apartment on arrival?
On a side note, what are the full-time salaries like in Chiang Mai these days? I've been hearing everything between 20,000-30,000...
Maybe this would be simpler:
If you live/have lived in Chiang Mai, what did you pay for an apartment and what was it like?
google is your friend...
It's cheap. That's about all you need to know. Furnished houses and apartments are not common in Thailand. Be thankful if it comes with a fridge. If you signed a lease your landowner might be into loaning you something they have lying around.
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C269 - Newly renovated one bedroom condo in Galae Thong Condo | condo for rent in Chiang Mai | Chiang Mai Real Estate | Property for rent in ChiangMai
C216 - 1 Bedroom 1 bathroom with fully furnished in Hillside plaza and condotel 4 | condo for rent in Chiang Mai | Chiang Mai Real Estate | Property for rent in ChiangMai
C242 - 1 Bedroom condo with 2 bathrooms and fully furnished in Galae Thong Condo | condo for rent in Chiang Mai | Chiang Mai Real Estate | Property for rent in ChiangMai
Guy Manpoof sux nuts for $$.
Tomcat trained. Satisfaction guaranteed.
But then I guess if I am looking for an apartment with Internet that doesn't make much sense...
Thais say thank you by patting each other on the head.
thanks for the offer, but I'm hetero.
Now, now guys...
Few years ago now but I stayed at Chang Puek Resident near the old stadium (just outside the moat) and paid about 3500B a month for a aircon room with a mini kitchen, balcony and fully furbished. For around 5500B you could also get a proper flat with two bedrooms and a living room etc.
If you want gyms and pools then you are probably going to have to spend at least double this budget.