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Phuket Poll: The cost of living in paradise

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I'm not sure if I would call it "Paradise", Phuket lost that crown years ago to greed and corruption, and it 's far too commercialized.

 

The place is very expensive (unjustifiably) compared to other destinations in Asia. Thailand seems to forget that other countries are catching up fast, and they provide the same weather, and beaches (if not cleaner) and are more friendly to foreigners without all the visa/reporting hassles.

 

The clock is ticking and if you mistreat tourists, they simply will go elsewhere.

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Nothing is cheap in amazing Thailand any more.  a $3.00 botlle of vine at home here $15.00.  what a deal.

Pork 5 bucks a kilo. Home 2.50.  Vegetables loaded with paraquat, have at it.

 

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On 7/8/2019 at 3:54 PM, uffe123 said:

Nothing is cheap in amazing Thailand any more.  a $3.00 botlle of vine at home here $15.00.  what a deal.

Pork 5 bucks a kilo. Home 2.50.  Vegetables loaded with paraquat, have at it.

 

Hmmm.  Three dollar wine.  $2.50/k pork.  If you're really drinking $3.00 wine I seriously doubt that you'd even notice the paraquat. 

Where the hell is this home you are fleeing from.  If it has a good beach or three I'll go there.

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On 7/9/2019 at 4:54 AM, uffe123 said:

Nothing is cheap in amazing Thailand any more.  a $3.00 botlle of vine at home here $15.00.  what a deal.

Pork 5 bucks a kilo. Home 2.50.  Vegetables loaded with paraquat, have at it.

 

Not sure if serious?

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21 minutes ago, beechbum said:

Not sure if serious?

Why? 

 

Wine is dead cheap in Europe.

Alcohol in general is way cheaper...

 

https://silklegal.com/importing-alcohol-to-thailand/

 

look into the effective tax rate for french, german, us, chilean etc wine, it's 400% basically. 

And then you pay extra for long distance shipping, all the logistics involved, profit margin here etc.

 

So yes a 3 USD cheap ass wine from france can easily be 15 USD here.

 

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On 7/8/2019 at 9:23 AM, Lucius verus said:

The Australian dollar has tanked against the baht. 1500 AUD will bring about 30,500 baht. Thats small change in Phuket after taking gross overcharging into consideration.

Australians are throwing 30% of their savings down the drain when they travel to Thailand.

Could soon be 19 baht .

5-10 dollars for a small lousy leo or singha beer. No imported brands allowed of course.

Small beer in Patpong bars as high as 220 b -  mostly 120-150 b.

Paradise exists only for Thais in the tourist industry especially road transport mafia and prostitution.

How long would 30k last in Thailand if you don't know the local prices for anything? Maybe 5 days.

Australia traditionally one the main tourist arrivals in Phuket .I wonder for how much longer.

Paradise lost ?

 

60 baht beer in bar for me, 40 or 50 baht with meal, bars in general mostly 80! Spend 6K per day?Nice! More anti Phuket rubbish ....

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On 7/8/2019 at 9:33 AM, legend49 said:

And Bali is booming with Australians

 

Bali went boom a few years ago, not a good result for Ozzie’s!

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Writing an economics paper about tourism based on a poll with only two questions is non-sensical especially when the questions are:

 

The first question is “Do you think the cost of living in Phuket is too high?”

Responses available to this question are:

  1. Yes, the cost of living in Phuket is too high
  2. The cost of living in Phuket is appropriate compared with living in other cities in Thailand
  3. No, the cost of living in Phuket is not too high, prices could be even higher

The second question is “Do you think the environmental damage from tourism is too high?”

Responses available to this question are:

  1. Yes, the environmental damage from tourism is too high
  2. The environmental damage from tourism in Phuket is acceptable compared with other tourist destinations around the world
  3. No, the environmental damage from tourism is low

“I understand that there will definitely be limitations to the replies to the poll, but regardless, the poll is still a extremely valuable data source,” Mr Piramon admitted.

 

The limitations are not based on the replies to the questions but the lack of forethought to constructing the poll in a meaningful way and asking relevant questions with proper information being provided, as it stands.  First, it displays lack of critical thinking in its construction and second, the information in the answers is not really meaningful as information is missing.  There should be a greater number of good pertinent questions related to the poll.

 

For the first question, how is it possible for tourist to make any statement about the economy if they know nothing about conditions in other parts of the country, and most tourists are not concerned with anything except having a good holiday.  The second question beggars the same problems.  How can tourists compare damage between locations when they may have no experience "...with other tourist destinations around the world".  Could go on but let it end here.

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2 hours ago, beechbum said:

Pork 5 bucks a kilo. Home 2.50.

Don't know where you call home, but the price you quote is cheaper than Toronto.

'nuf sed.

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4 minutes ago, wotsdermatter said:

Don't know where you call home, but the price you quote is cheaper than Toronto.

'nuf sed.

I had a friend who stayed in his mothers basement for free ate her leftover food and drank the bottom of her wine bottles and smoked the butts she left in the ashtray.  And he said.  Thailand was getting so expensive he couldn't afford it anymore.  

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28 minutes ago, wotsdermatter said:

Don't know where you call home, but the price you quote is cheaper than Toronto.

'nuf sed.

That's because it isn't "5 bucks a kilo" here in Phuket (assuming they are talking US$). It also depends, like every other meat, on what cut you buy.

I bought two kilos of pork loin at my local morning market for about six US dollars.

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, wotsdermatter said:

Don't know where you call home, but the price you quote is cheaper than Toronto.

'nuf sed.

You need to lean how to use the reply option correctly.

Adding my name to another person's comment just makes you look stupid. 

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22 minutes ago, beechbum said:
3 hours ago, wotsdermatter said:

Don't know where you call home, but the price you quote is cheaper than Toronto.

'nuf sed.

You need to lean how to use the reply option correctly.

Adding my name to another person's comment just makes you look stupid. 

Even more stupid than his signoff line.

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