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how much to pay a month for houses

Olympia, Washington
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how much to pay a month for houses

I was wondering how much a house would rent for a month. Was trying to spend 300 to 500 a month. Is that reasonable?

Hell, Norway
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1. Re: how much to pay a month for houses

US$? Euro? GBP? AUS$?

How much you pay depends on the size and type of the house, with or without furniture, and of course location. House rentals are usually on a fixed term contract, although holiday lets are available in some places. Don't forget the visa rules too.

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2. Re: how much to pay a month for houses


Given your profile says Olympia, WA, I'll assume that's US$500.. If so, given the exchange rate today of around 31:1+/- that's about THB15,500... You're probably not going to find a whole lot in that price range that I suspect you'll like as a foreigner..

Another thing to think about, aside from what dragon has noted, is that with house, apartment and condos on long(er) term rentals, it's not uncommon for utilities (chiefly water and electricity) to be a separate and independent charge.. The water charge is usually very small in relative terms.. *but* the electricity charge *could* be substantial depending on usage..

Most homes don't have central A/C installed with good insulation.. it's over head units with exterior compressors and other less-than efficient systems.. all things that help to form a sizable bill.

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3. Re: how much to pay a month for houses

For Phuket, the difference in price between a long-term rental/lease versus a short-term rental can be huge. The rate for one-week rental during high season can have you paying more than you might for the same place for six or eight weeks on a a long-term lease.

So . . . without knowing how long you wish to stay, it becomes even more difficult to answer your question. Add in location and well . . . anyone's guess is as good as yours.

I think you can rent a very reasonable house for B15,000 per month on a yearly lease. No pool, not on the beach or immediately in major tourist areas - but they are there. Don't look in the English language newspapers or websites for them. They will have just a little sign out front. usually.

As soon as you start looking in the Phuket Gazette or other English language media - prices will go up at least 50% and often double or more.

Electric bills are really nothing compared to what you are paying where you are now.

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4. Re: how much to pay a month for houses

As others have said. Most long term rentals are 1 year contract, some may go for 6 months.

Note location and appreciate transport requirements. B15-18k gets you a small single storey perhaps 2 bdrm place. Air-con amount of use can make big difference to electricity bill. Also some have landline phones but many do not.

Without knowing more of what you are looking for, for how long, or why, can't add more.

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