What's the cost of renting in Vientiane?

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What's the cost of renting in Vientiane?

Postby JohnBKK » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:40 pm

Hi folks

As the costs of renting an apartment in Thailand has gone only up and up over the past two decades, I sometimes look a little north to Laos, and wonder what a renter would be expected to pay there. Let's assume we're talking about :

1) a small condo (40sqm/430sq ft),

or,

2) a spacious apartment (100sqm/1076sq ft).

Both must be located in Vientiane city center, and with modern kitchen and bathroom. What should a fair monthly rental cost for each of these be?
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Re: What's the cost of renting in Vientiane?

Postby stumpy » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:56 pm

I suggest that you do a Google search for what you are looking for. Just Google rentals Vientiane. Not cheap here either.
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Re: What's the cost of renting in Vientiane?

Postby laosTraveller » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:59 am

It's not as cheap as you might think, to live in the heart of Vientiane - although probably still cheaper than Bangkok :) A furnished condo (40 sqm'ish) with aircondition, cable, internet and all that, can easily set you back $500-$800 / month. A larger apartment (100 sqm'ish) with similar facilities is probably around $1500 / month.
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Re: What's the cost of renting in Vientiane?

Postby JohnBKK » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:21 am

Thanks for the price information. With rental costs so steep, I begin to wonder how the locals can even afford to live in Vientiane.
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Re: What's the cost of renting in Vientiane?

Postby lucas » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:00 pm

It may very well be, that rental costs in Vientiane are the same as in Bangkok these years. But the day to day living costs in Laos (food, transportation, clothing) are still lower, I think. Worth considering if you're on a budget.
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Re: What's the cost of renting in Vientiane?

Postby stumpy » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:49 am

For cost of living I use this site www.numbeo.com You can compare costs between Laos and Thailand.

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