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Cost of Living in Thailand
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.
From Fabulously Frivolous to Fanatically Frugal
Anywhere you go in the world you can find luxurious real estate and high-end dining experiences and that’s no exception in Phuket. However, if you want to live on a budget, there are deals to be found for even the most serious bargain hunter...
- Forum Legend
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.