Living in Chiang Mai as a Digital Nomad couple

On June 15th, my boyfriend and I left Paris to travel to Bangkok!

We stayed there 3 days and 2 nights then we headed to Chiang Mai where we’re currently living 🙂

Information about our stay in Bangkok

  • Accommodation: Smile Society, close to Patpong Night Bazar, booked with Hostelworld. The price for a double bedroom is 40 euros per night.
  • Things we did: Chatuchak weekend market, eat street food, thai massage, sleep (a lot).

From Bangkok to Chiang Mai

We took the train because the railway station was 2 stops away with the tube from our hostel.

  • Price for an upper bed with aircon: 751 bahts per person
  • Time of departure: 10PM (last train)
  • Time of arrival: around noon

Accommodation

  • Nimman Boutique Resort*: 405 euro for 24 nights, 16.88 euros/day for a couple
  • Tuk tuk from the railway station to our hotel: 150 bahts

*We had a 43% discount using Agoda.

Gym

  • Powerhouse fitness center: 1500 bahts per person for one month, only from 10AM to 4PM
  • Included in the package: lockers, sauna, showers, toilets, wifi, water.

This gym provides classes of yoga, pilates, abs etc. If you take the initial package which is at 3000 bahts you can participate to these classes.

We had a 50% discount because we are flexible with our schedule but it doesn’t include the classes. We have to pay 100 bahts extra per class. You can find the schedule on their website.

Foods and drinks

  • Food at the Market in front of Maya: average 40 bahts per person for dinner
  • Eating lunch in the street Nimmana Haeminda Road Soi 8: min 35 bahts and max 60 bahts
  • Fruits from the fruit cart in front of Beerlab on Nimmanahaeminda Road: 10 or 20 baht per bag of fruit
  • Chicken Pad Thai (street food on Nimman road): 40 bahts
  • One meal in 7eleven: 37 bahts
  • Beer in 7eleven (Chang or Singha): 56 bahts

Coworking space & Café

  • Punspace: 229 bahts for one day
  • Camp at Maya: you have 2h of Internet for each 50 bahts you spend there
  • Iced green tea: 85 bahts
  • Hot coffee: 65 bahts
  • Coca Cola (325ml): 30 bahts
  • Wake Up: You have 4h of Internet for 2 users. The Internet was not stable.
  • Local Café, Think Park: You can stay as long as you want. The internet is free and stable. And that’s actually where I’m writing this article 🙂

Leisure

  • Cinema at Maya on Sunday: 170 bahts
  • Thai massage: starting from 200 bahts for 1 hour
  • Elephant Jungle Sanctuary – Half day package: 1700 bahts per person (pictures coming soon!)

Laundry

We found one here:

  • Price per kg: 50 bahts
  • Pick-up after 24h
  • Services: Wash, dry, iron

How much do we spend on a regular day?

Between 320 to 550 bahts (10 euros more or less) as a couple.

It includes foods, drinks and working from a coworking space.

No transportation because everything is within reach by foot.

I hope these information will help you to prepare your stay in Chiang Mai.

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