Bangkok and Chiang Mai Named among Best Asian Cities for Expats


An online language-learning marketplace, has released its rankings on the top ten cities for expats moving to Asia in 2024. Two cities in Thailand, including Bangkok and Chiang Mai, were recognized among them.

Taking the second place, the website describes Bangkok as the city with the highest return rate of all Asian cities analyzed. From vibrant street food to magnificent temples, Bangkok is full of culture and opportunities for relocators. The cost of living in Bangkok has also more than halved over the last couple of years, going from US$2,715 in 2022, to $1,048 in 2024. In fifth is Chiang Mai, with a monthly living cost of $665.

The ten best cities for expats, according to Preply’s analysis, are Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, Penang, Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, and Taipei.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.