Bangkokians worried by rising cost of living: survey

Most Bangkokians are worried by the rising cost of living, an opinion survey has found.

The survey was conducted by Bangkok University on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, which falls on October 10. The pollster interviewed 1,189 Bangkok residents, who are at least 18 years old, from September 30 to October 3. 

The survey found that most or 35.7 per cent of respondents cited the rising cost of living as their biggest worry during the past two months after the Yingluck government took office. The cost of living was followed by traffic problem (8.3 per cent), debt (7.9 per cent) and flooding (6.4 per cent) as biggest worry. And 6.3 per cent of respondents said they worried that they would not receive Bt300 daily minimum wage or Bt15,000 salary as promised by the government.

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