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3 minutes ago, Destiny1990 said:

Somethings and or services are terribly more expensive in Phills then Thailand.

Aircon bill and internet bill condo rents and car rental for example.

as i said most expats are logged into Thailand with houses and local partners i doubt they will relocate because a beer can is slightly cheaper in Phills. 

 

As mentioned before, electric is around 60% more here, 13 peso per unit.

Take a 2nd look at my images, much more than alcohol only. 

I had many images of fruit, seafood, pork, beef, steak, shampoo, cheese and deli.

 

Many other expats are in a relationship, not married, not built a house. Don't these and single expat as well have the right (and need) for info?

People jump to conclusions so fast, rather than sit back and see what comes next.

 

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Over the next weeks I will write about Philippines, how it is to live here as a former Thai expat.   With the never ending visa changes in Thailand, I hope this will be helpful now for some

I don't think he started this thread to attract hecklers. There is a bigger world than only Thailand, or indeed Asean.

Visa: After the first 29 days on arrival, go to immigration and apply for 1 months extension. You can apply next day after arrival if you want. 3.120 peso 60$   After first 59 days in c

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54 minutes ago, ExpatPH said:

Some TV prices, for those few who consider PH as alternative location.

 

Couple of thoughts:

 

1. It looks like the peso to baht exchange rate means that if I'm doing this right, you can take every one of Expat's PH shopping photo prices, and multiply it times about 0.6127 to get the Thai baht price.

 

2. Don't think it's been mentioned earlier, but I gather PH electricity runs on the 220V, 60Hz standard, so presumably Thailand purchased electrical appliances/devices would at least be compatible there, depending on the plug/outlet compatibility.

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25 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Couple of thoughts:

 

1. It looks like the peso to baht exchange rate means that if I'm doing this right, you can take every one of Expat's PH shopping photo prices, and multiply it times about 0.6127 to get the Thai baht price.

 

2. Don't think it's been mentioned earlier, but I gather PH electricity runs on the 220V, 60Hz standard, so presumably Thailand purchased electrical appliances/devices would at least be compatible there, depending on the plug/outlet compatibility.

 

1. Yes, you are right. I calculated twice. First your direct way to Thb 0,6127.

Then PHP via US$ to THB and the difference was just a few peso.

Your way work and is correct.

 

2. 220V, 60Hz standard is correct. Thai cables fit perfectly. All photos show cables and original mobile phone charging cable, all bought in Thailand and all work. No problem.

 

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6 hours ago, ExpatPH said:

If you guys still read after 14 pages, you deserved a bonus. Supermarket prices. Zoom in.

 

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ExpatPH

 

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Seems quite expensive compared to Myanmar prices for beers. Less than 30 pesos equivalent for a very nice local lager.

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6 minutes ago, mike787 said:

After reading over the years, especially more recently of foreigners providing detailed evidence, ie, pictures of Visa issues, and facts detailing there difficult experiences of renewing/extending various visas from marriage, retirement to everything else.  I can only conclude, you are part of the LUCKY few that has had it so good/easy.  Many have not been as fortunate, though I wish your experience was the norm for many.  

One more conclusion I can draw from your comment.  Everyone else is either lying for unknown reasons, or if all submissions are truly honest about the visa challenges, then it poorly reflects on Thai immigration suggesting how consistently inconsistent their system is.  And what the reason is for that, I do not know.

Perhaps Somehow we are a burden to them? So they come up with the craziest rules just because they want us to leave but they do not like telling us straight forward in the face to f off...

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