Bangkok

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
99/263
Details
Large apartment$1126.35
Medium apartment$795.98
Rent index [score]0.77
Small apartment$465.60

Cost of Living

8
70/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.40
A Cappuccino$2.70
A beer$1.40
A kilogram of Apples$2.90
Bread$0.45
Inflation [score]0.75
Lunch$3.70
Monthly fitness club membership$64.00
Monthly public transport$31.00
Movie ticket$5.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$25.62

Startups

6
66/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups13
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.48
Coworking spaces [score]0.53
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co24
Meetups [score]0.39
Meetups groups92
Meetups members41035
Number of investors45
Number of startup events in the last 12 months296
Number of upcoming meetup events15
Startup climate scene [score]0.63
Startup events25
Startup events25
Startup events [score]0.53
Startups [score]0.71
Total number of startups174

Venture Capital

4
92/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.41

Travel Connectivity

4
88/260
Details
Airport hub139
Airport hub [score]0.62
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.19

Commute

4
246/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Thailand/Bangkok
Traffic handling [score]0.22

Business Freedom

6
207/259
Details
Business freedom76.30
Business freedom [score]0.69
Freedom from corruption38.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.28
Lack of labor restrictions62.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.50
Time to open a business25.50
Time to open a business [score]0.72

Safety

7
138/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.52
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents16
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.93
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

7
108/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.88
Healthcare quality [score]0.79
Life expectancy (years)74.88
Life expectancy [score]0.49

Education

4
187/230
Details
Best university in rankingMahidol University
Best university ranking550
Country mean scores in PISA math test418.52
Country mean scores in PISA reading test441.22
Country mean scores in PISA science test444.00
PISA math ranking (high school)46
PISA ranking45
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.63
PISA reading (high school)44
PISA science (high school)45
Percent of happy students0.93
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.50
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.33
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.34
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.03
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.01
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

4
218/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.33
Cleanliness [score]0.36
Drinking water quality [score]0.42
Urban greenery [score]0.40

Economy

2
244/258
Details
Currency for urban areaTHB
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.23
GDP per capita$14354.30
GDP per capita [score]0.24

Taxation

7
37/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.75
Income tax level [score]0.59
Profit tax (% of profit)0.33
Time overhead to file company taxes266
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

4
182/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)22.63
Internet access (download) [score]0.49
Internet access (upload) [score]0.33
Upload speed (Mbps)6.89

Leisure & Culture

9
13/263
Details
Art galleries286
Art galleries [score]0.96
Cinemas243
Cinemas [score]1.00
Comedy clubs196
Comedy clubs [score]0.82
Concert venues288
Concerts [score]0.72
Historical sites373
Historical sites [score]0.92
Museums298
Museums [score]0.89
Performing art venues169
Performing arts [score]0.81
Sport venues196
Sports [score]0.88
Zoos123
Zoos [score]0.98

Tolerance

5
206/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index54.95
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.55
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.49

Outdoors

6
68/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters232.50
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1.00
Water access [score]0.94
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Bangkok are in the 70th place of all 261 Teleport cities and the most expensive in Thailand. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$286$645
$466
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$64
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$18
Monthly public transport$31
Lunch$4
-51%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Bangkok are below average. For this job type, Bangkok ranks 145th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Bangkok.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$40,035
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

15.60
Guns per 100 people
1.55
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Bangkok in position 168 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Bangkok

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Married Couples Only

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Bangkok

Bangkok (Thai: กรุงเทพฯ) is the capital of Thailand and, with a population of over eleven million inhabitants, by far its largest city. Its high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife do not immediately give you a warm welcome — but don't let your first impression mislead you. It is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.

For years, it was only a small trading post at the banks of the Chao Phraya River, until King Rama I, the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, turned it into the capital of Siam in 1782, after the burning of Ayutthaya by Burmese invaders. Since then, Bangkok has turned into a national treasure house and functions as Thailand's spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic centre.

Bangkok is a huge and modern city humming with nightlife and fervor. Administratively, it is split up into 50 districts (เขต khet), which are further split into 154 subdistricts (แขวง khwaeng), but these are more often used in official business and for addresses. Visitors will find the conceptual division below of the main areas more useful for getting around.

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