Chiang Mai Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
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Chiang Mai
Located in northern Thailand, this city has been one of the main remote worker hubs for over a decade. It's an ideal size, not too big and not too small. You can walk around the quaint old city and visit endless Buddhist temples and markets, and easily reach other parts of the city by scooter, tuk-tuk or taxi. Chiang Mai has everything you could possibly want in terms of accommodation, food, cafes, activities and nightlife, as well as options for day trips into the countryside. It's also always buzzing with remote workers from all over the world attracted to the low cost of living and friendly atmosphere.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 34780 1026 888 ${ selected_currency } per month in Chiang Mai, with an average rent of 9782 289 250 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 9782 289 250
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 6025 178 154
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 3840 113 98
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 1600 47 41
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 3396 100 87
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 379 11 10
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 2133 63 54
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 710 21 18
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 350 10 9
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 280 8 7
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 270 8 7
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 2225 66 57
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 1460 43 37
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 1980 58 51
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 350 10 9
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 34780 1026 888
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
Do you have a tip about Chiang Mai? Please share and help the community!
Chiang Mai is particularly safe compared to other major tourist destinations. I honestly have never had a problem and rarely hear of any issues from other foreigners living here. In my opinion, Just use your common sense as in any other city and you'll be good here.
By Neil G. Safety
Some cool coworking places are:ย Punspace Tha Pae Gate and Hub53 (a coworking and coliving space). Outerspace Chiang Mai is more high-end, and finally, you may want to check outย C.A.M.P. it is a creative and meeting space that is open 24/7.ย Working at CAMP is free, but after the first hour, internet access is not. Youโ€™ll get a voucher for two hours of internet access with a purchase of 50 baht or more at the cafe.
By Markus P. Workspaces
Chiang Mai Walking Street andย Chiang Mai Night Bazaar are the places to shop. You will findย art, crafts, music and food โ€“ with mostly handmade quality rather than mass-produced goods.
By Nadia G. General
Walk around the Old City and get lost.ย It is practically a living museum. Its narrow streets are lined with beautiful temples and historical buildings, one after the other.
By Gina K. Places to visit
You can exchange language lessons with "Language Exchange Chiang Mai". They meet every week and it's an easy way to socialize and meet new people, both locals and foreigners: withย https://www.facebook.com/groups/456476087805075/
By Sam B. Community
Average weather in Chiang Mai
Most common months to visit: November - April
What to know
Population
1,166,978
Main airport
Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Language
Thai
Tap water
Not drinkable
Tipping
10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere
Taxi apps
Grab