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Yes no problem just leave 800,000 baht in your bank account 3 months before extending retirement visa and then 3 months after great system??? Not

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I don't understand all these conflicting marketing reports...some say BKK is most expensive just under Singapore (which I seriously doubt) and others like this say it's the cheapest top 5 blah blah.

 

Then you have all these jaded long-term stayers (farangs) threatening to leave BKK for greener pasture in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, etc.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, Pattaya46 said:

No need to say it's the result of a survey made in USA. :wink: 

The result would be very different with a survey made in Europe...

If Sweedish and English chaps was doing the survey, it would have been ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,drumrolll,,,,,,,,,, guess who? 

 

Cambodia 😁

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1 hour ago, sammieuk1 said:

It helps a lot if you don't smoke drink wine fall foul of the daily crackdown and the ensuing ridiculous fines.  but the first class healthcare must be a typo being gassed in the PM 2.5 smog haze should be the correction otherwise welcome if you can afford it 🤔 

This is cheep wine at the moment. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Brickbat said:

I love it. But sad to see a few pals forced to leave with the new Immi rules. Compulsory health insurance will be another nail in the coffin for many. Enjoy . There’s no tomorrow.

Compulsory health insurance will be the death nail for many retirees, myself included. Millions of baht worth of assets will be on fire sale. Anyone interested? Lol

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1 hour ago, crazykopite said:

No doubt this report was completed before the Immigration Burea decided to introduce financial penalties in order to obtain the retirement visa .

I looked up the link and the article containing the report was dated 1st January, so you're right.

 

It's as though someone, somewhere has dug up this article as a counter to the cost of living in SEA report published yesterday. A bit like the kindly taxi driver stories appearing shortly after the accident and scam articles!

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3 minutes ago, Father Fintan Stack said:

Correction, you are here for as long as your permission to stay is valid for.

I am in full agreement with you on this topic.

 

What is so hard to actually understand?"Duration..forsooth..

 

Yes..anywhere between $8-12 Aussie dollars will get you a more decent wine than those shown above..better,if they are "specials"..

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Even Bangkok Bank have a snare going now,but maybe they are running short of CASH.Needed to draw 10K before going for my Visa extension at Mukdahan main branch. ATM said can only draw 2500Bt max in 100BT notes.  tried  the next machine which came up with the same answer.Great offer from main branch(this was at 8am)

At the counter had to sign withdrawl slip twice(Not writen in English plus 2 other a4 identical steets  TWICE,plus had to hand oner ATM Card, Passport and Passbook/ AHHHHHA!!!

Next I needed the Bank confirmation letter to confirm the balance showing 10K escaping. after 10K withdrawal Has always been 100Bt  free service to open the computer, change the name and figures.However this  time was given 2 100bt receipts and was told had to pay twice for 2 reciepts for letters.Photocopy must have gone up/reasonable miserable lot.No IFS or BUTS  So watch out do  not get caught twice,service is no in their dictionary.I have only been banking with them for 36 years Phew!!!!

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