Thailand is a popular country for many expatriates to move to, and Bangkok is where many prefer to live. Bangkok is a 24-hour city, and there is always something going on somewhere. If you are moving to Bangkok and need to find somewhere to live, below are some things you will need to consider when looking for an apartment to rent.

Your Budget

The first thing you will need to work out is the budget you have available, and you need to factor in your electricity and water costs, and the monthly service charge. The service charge will pay for the maintenance of the public areas of the building, and prices do vary depending on the age of the apartment block.

The Location

When you are looking for a condo for rent in Bangkok, you will notice that the city is vast. The good news is that there is a glut of properties available to rent in Bangkok throughout the city, but you will want to choose the location you live in wisely. With so many vehicles on the roads, travelling around the city can be hard work, so you may want to live close to public transport links such as the BTS and MRT. If you are going to be working or studying in Bangkok, try and find a condo close to where you need to be, which will help to reduce your daily commute.

The Facilities

You are also going to have to consider what facilities you want in your condo building to help ensure you can live there comfortably. There are usually lots of amenities available such as

  • swimming pools
  • gyms
  • gardens
  • secure parking
  • laundry service
  • maid service
  • 24-hour security
  • Convenience store
  • Hairdressers

Consider carefully what you need in your life to be content, and then factor what you need into your search. No matter what type of property you want to live in, plenty of options are available in Bangkok.

How Much Space Do You Need?

You will also need to think about the size of condo you want to rent and how much space you will need. There are many options available in Bangkok as there are so many empty units, and you can select a cheap studio unit or one with two or three bedrooms. The bigger the overall size of the condo, the more you will pay, and there will also be more cleaning if you rent a bigger unit. Choose one that has sufficient space to live comfortably, and maybe an extra bedroom for visitors, and you can start enjoying your new life in Bangkok.