A Thai street vendor waits for customers in Bangkok. Photo: Shutterstock
A Thai street vendor waits for customers in Bangkok. Photo: Shutterstock
Thailand

In Thailand, having a regular job could still leave you US$218,000 in debt

  • Meagre incomes don’t leave workers with much at the end of the month, and millions are pushed deeper into debt as they take out new loans to get by
  • Poor financial literacy, inflation and rising interest rates also worsen household debt, which reached US$394 million in 2021, analysts say

A Thai street vendor waits for customers in Bangkok. Photo: Shutterstock
A Thai street vendor waits for customers in Bangkok. Photo: Shutterstock
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