Best Places for Expats to Live in Bangkok Thailand

To answer the question of finding the best places to live in Bangkok, it would depend on lifestyle, budget, accessibility.  It might be a good idea to make a shortlist of needs/desires, and consider transportation; do you have a car/motorcycle, would you rely on public transportation?  What is your eating style; are food-courts ok, street-food, nicer cuisine, or perhaps you like to cook?

Upper Sukhumvit

– Ekkamai – SalaDaeng – Probably the best deals for your money, with plenty of great local food and a mix of locals and scattered foreigners.  The On Nut area has several nice low rise Condos and great access.  On Nut road is a long and does have a bit of traffic, so along the Sukhumvit is probably your best bet.


– Huai Kwang – Suthisan – A fairly central location, integrating more with locals and much less a tourist area.

Lower Sukhumvit

– Nana to Thong Lor – If money isn’t much of a concern, this is probably the most central Best Places to Live in Bangkoklocation to get anywhere.  Note: Soi 11 is starting to change quite a bit; catering to more Middle Eastern and Indian clientele.


 Saphan Taksin to Sala Daeng

Phetchaburi Rd

– Lot’s of nightlife, as you are near the RCA Nightlife.  It’s a reasonably central location.

Khao San Rd

– This is a hunting ground for local girls looking for foreigners.  It’s cheap to live here, but the noise, drinking, and partying is quite tiring to many.
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