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Fleeing back to the provinces

A street food vendor on Chakkraphet Road in Phra Nakhon district takes a lunch break as she waits for customers. She said the cost of living in Bangkok is rising, forcing everyone to tighten their belts. APICHART JINAKUL

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…

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