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Property maintenance costs in Thailand

Maintenance costs on a flat in a resort complex amount to about $1,400 per year. The exact sum depends on the living space, amount of energy used and the length of time spent there.

Property taxes

Land tax in Thailand is several tens of baht per rai (1,600 sq m), which is usually collected once every several years when the amount becomes significant.

Tax on commercial or residential rentals is 12.5% of its assessed value. There is no tax on homes used as primary residences.

As of 01 February 2016, there is a 5% estate tax for those with assets worth THB 20 million ($570,000) or more and 10% for assets over THB 100 million ($2.9M).

Utility bills

Property owners pay $30–120 per month for gas, electricity, water and waste collection for an 85 sq m flat.

Bangkok 050–120
Chonburi 50–90
Hua Hin 50–90
Koh Samui 030–100
Krabi 40
Pattaya 50–90
Phuket 30–80
Rayong 50–90

Maintenance costs for a flat in a resort complex cost about $1,400 per year including upkeep of the communal areas (about $600), utilities (about $300), insurance ($100–200), Internet and TV ($300).

Flats 15–25
Houses 20–30
Prime property 60–70

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