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Cost of Living in Thailand

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Cost of Living in Thailand

Post Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:58 am

by Expat Focus columnist, Anne O'Connell



When researching places to settle upon retirement everyone has different requirements and preferences. There are those who have lived the expat life for a long time who can’t wait to go home and settle into a comfortable routine, surrounded by children and grandchildren. Others, such as my husband and me, continue to look for new adventures in exotic and, in our case, warm climes.

A dream we had early on in our marriage was to retire on a sailboat and just float the days away. That could still happen but we’ve taken a bit of a detour and decided to settle on land, for now, in Thailand.

Why, you ask?

Well, other than warm weather year-round, the great food and friendly people, one of our requirements was to find somewhere that our dollar would stretch further and we could live happily on that dreaded ‘fixed income’; where I could continue to write in blissful oblivion and the extra money I made would be gravy.

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Re: Cost of Living in Thailand

Post Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:19 pm

Thailand is cheapest country to visit. This is the best destination for a budget traveler. One can enjoy a lot and taste different kinds of mouth watering food in Thailand without loosing much on his pocket. Smile

 

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