How much money do Bangkok girls earn?

March 26, 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Here's something we get asked often. "How much money do women in Bangkok earn?" In order for a Thai lady to earn a decent salary in Bangkok or anywhere else in Thailand, she will need a university degree. Menial work does not pay very well in Thailand at all. If your girlfriend is living in Thailand, you will be responsible for supporting her by sending money. You will also be responsible for supporting the people that rely on her, such as her family members, parents, and any children that she might have.

At the time of writing this article the minimum wage in Thailand is around 350 THB per day, or 10,000 – 12,000 THB per month. Surviving in Thailand on minimum wage is a difficult life, especially in a major city such as Bangkok or Pattaya. Think about it, could you survive on 350 THB per day in Thailand? 7/11 workers, hotel and restaurant workers, can earn minimum wage.

Ladies that work at bars in Thailand are able to earn considerably more than the minimum wage by leaving the bar with customers, drinking alcohol that is bought for them every night and receiving tips. A popular bar girl or dancer might earn 30,000– 50,000 THB per month, some are able to earn much more than this by having many different foreign boyfriends sending them money at the same time.

Ladies that have university degrees and work in offices, hospitals, or any other professional environment are easily able to earn 30,000+ THB per month; however without a good education it’s not possible to earn this level of wages.

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