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BANGKOK 19 February 2019 01:12
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Thailand is still among the most affordable destinations for expat retirees

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2 hours ago, darksidedog said:

Figures might be a bit different if they factored in how dangerous moving around in the country is. And that world class health care they talk about, most definitely is not at all cheap.

Yes, the survey should have taken into consideration the fact that the majority don't afford a health insurance and compared the hospitalization costs without ....

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I am very comfortable here, and live much better than I could in Australia. If there is one thing I could change here, it would be modernisation of Thailand's visa system so I did not need the services of an agent. The paperwork in this age of computers is excruciating. As is a visit to CM immigration.

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Interesting, there's ANOTHER thread here in the forum focusing solely on Cambodia...

 

And in that Khmer Times article, there's a Cambodia visa reference I don't think I've ever heard of before....

 

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In 2016, the government released a three-year multiple-entry visa targeting retirees and other long-stay travellers and investors.

 

I'm no Cambodia expert. But as best as I've generally been able to follow, about the best an retired expat could do there is paying brokers for an annual "business" visa....

 

Any notion of Cambodia having an actual 3-year visa targeting retirees is nothing I've ever heard before.

 

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2 hours ago, Bkkthebest said:

I am surprise that they didn't even mention about bargirls. 

If bargirls tripled their fees, the quality of the expat community would shoot theough the roof overnight. I wish they would do it, for their sake, and everyone else's.

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18 minutes ago, ttrd said:

Yes, the survey should have taken into consideration the fact that the majority don't afford a health insurance and compared the hospitalization costs without ....

 

Or that not all expat retirees are American:

 

"The category evaluates things like day-to-day expenses—from the cost of a flight back to the U.S."

 

And it's a "day to day" expense?

 

The survey that everyone is freaking out about was written for ........Americans.

 

 

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2 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Question is where Thailand will be in a few years ahead?

My2Cents - Govern changes and recession where the tourism industry will get a real hit and the real estate market will more or less collapse especially in Bkk, Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai ....

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

For example, nine dishes set over a seven-course lunch costs only $44 per person. For $17, you can add a glass of wine to each of the first five courses—

I stopped by last week to ask the price of a lunch buffet.   I almost choked,  and I never even ate anything !

 

about 7 years ago i had a great buffet there ( a once in 6 months treat)  for 350 baht.  Life is change .....

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Thailand IS CHEAP, that is not the issue. The issue for most is now tying up money. If there any problems in Thailand in the future causing a run on the banks, those thinking they'll be able to get out their 800k I fear will be sadly mistaken.

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2 hours ago, Krataiboy said:

Ah, the joys of white privilege!

I don't know about that, the Baht has just climbed yet again against the Dollar,Pound and Euro

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1 minute ago, soalbundy said:

I don't know about that, the Baht has just climbed yet again against the Dollar,Pound and Euro

Nothing last forever so with that in mind at least we have something to look forward to ... :thumbsup:

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