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Pros/Cons of CM

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6 hours ago, chickenslegs said:

IME - the daily cost of living here in Thailand is comparable to the UK

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Went to Sausage King yesterday for breakfast, and to stock up on some Western meals.

Big breakfast - 2 poached eggs, 2 toast, black pudding, back bacon 3 pieces, 3 breakfast suasage, fried potatoes, beans, mug of English breakfast - 169 baht

In the west - Canada - that would be at least $20.00 or 460 baht - 3 times the price.

We cook mostly at home - 95% - and do not spend 30K baht per month for 3 people. And that includes fuel to travel 25km to Macro

OP - $1800 US easily doable.

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22 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

You could add the traffic to the cons.

Pick your time and is relatively easy

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8 hours ago, chickenslegs said:

 

My point is that it is possible to live cheaply in Thailand, but not if you are expecting to eat great steaks and pizzas every day (in your OP you made reference to this).

 

IME - the daily cost of living here in Thailand is comparable to the UK (except for housing costs, which are very much higher in the UK). My monthly budget is a little more than yours, but I wouldn't describe it as "VERY comfortable", just moderate.

 

Of course, we all have our different ideas of what is "comfortable", "luxurious", "moderate", etc.

I am sorry to say this

I dont know where you are getting your information from

It is certainly not from Thai Visa

I go to England and Australia regularly

I can say this with any shadow of doubt

IT Is Cheaper To Live In Thailand

i think you need to look at JC and his youtube Videos

This will give you a better understanding of everything

Including living in other placed in Thailand and other countries

I am not a member of his Web site

But use his videos to keep in contact with what is going on

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIaFkikJlZQrlCw2LUtHLNg

 

 

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3 hours ago, canthai55 said:

Went to Sausage King yesterday for breakfast, and to stock up on some Western meals.

Big breakfast - 2 poached eggs, 2 toast, black pudding, back bacon 3 pieces, 3 breakfast suasage, fried potatoes, beans, mug of English breakfast - 169 baht

In the west - Canada - that would be at least $20.00 or 460 baht - 3 times the price.

I am amazed by the high food prices in the USA every time I go there, and on top of the high menu prices you have added taxes and then a massive tip is expected. So anything here should be many times cheaper. It's much cheaper in the UK and Europe also. You could get that breakfast in Spain for 5 Euros (under 200B), which for me makes Thailand look expensive.

 

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Lived there years ago, been back a few times , ferangs not the same anymore, too many poor Internet young bums ,or whatever they call em


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Posted (edited)

I love CM and spent months there, but the deal-breaker long term for me is the air quality. NOT burning season, I was there during rainy season, and yet, air quality (traffic induced) was harsh indeed imo.

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Pros:

- Northern Thais are very friendly 

- Very safe city (roads excluded) 

- The cool season is wonderful

- Mountain views 

 

Cons:

- Traffic is horrible

- The red trucks are a cancer 

- It’s basically little China 

- Burn season (leave if you can)

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