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BANGKOK 21 February 2019 20:27
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Thailand is still among the most affordable destinations for expat retirees

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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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1 hour ago, webfact said:

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2019

 

10. Spain

9. Thailand

8. Peru

7. Portugal

6. Colombia

5. Malaysia

4. Ecuador

3. Mexico

2. Costa Rica

1. Panama

 

The 5 Most Affordable Retirement Havens of 2019

 

- (tie) 4. Bolivia

- (tie) 4. Peru

3. Thailand

2. Vietnam

1. Cambodia

 

 *source: Internationalliving.com

 

 

So Peru and Thailand are the only two countries that make BOTH the Best and Most Affordable retirement lists above....

 

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12 minutes ago, Father Fintan Stack said:

Those are less than 140thb a bottle in Aus. 

 

😁

I would say around 3-5 euro in Spain 😂

 

max 200 baht. 

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55 minutes ago, ThomasThBKK said:

Yeah mate, Mexico is for sure a safer country for us... We'll go there instead... 😒

Depends on where you go to in Mexico. 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

The 5 Most Affordable Retirement Havens of 2019

 

- (tie) 4. Bolivia

- (tie) 4. Peru

3. Thailand

2. Vietnam

1. Cambodia

TAT are already working on a face lift to get back on the top ,  will be published next week.

 

Thailand brings you more luck. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, ginjag said:

Surely a deposit of 500k in Thai bank and a show of the UK pension on of 30k should be sufficient.

It is.

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3 minutes ago, zydeco said:

It is.

Sorry look at the new rules, it is not.  Immigration want money transferred at source direct to a Thai bank,    so I give up my UK bank account because I have no monthly income by direct debit.

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6 minutes ago, zydeco said:

It is.

You have also cropped my post to suit your post.

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1 hour ago, realenglish1 said:

 Actually I have lived in Panama and it is a really nice country Very friendly do expats and very very easy to live there and work there No 90 day reporting or other ridiculous  requirement  Good infrastructure and hospitals as well What Thailand does not understand is they must compete with the rest of the world for expats money or there will be a breaking point for people will not come anymore

What thailand has going for it other than food and lodging over other countries are the easy ladies...once that well dries up, thailand will seem much less attractive as a retirement home for retirees.  

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