Workers in Bangkok who live from hand to mouth have decided to return to their hometowns as the cost of living in the capital becomes unaffordable.
They said expenses in Bangkok have doubled compared to before the Covid-19 pandemic. After deducting expenses, there is almost nothing left to save.
Capping the price of more essential commodities would help low-income workers, they said.
It’s a struggle
Nee (surname withheld), 49, a papaya salad shop owner on Prachasongkroh Road, told the Bangkok Post that prices…