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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 09:22
flyingtlger

Why are so many expats leaving Thailand?

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30 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

Booze, namely locally brewed and bottled beer is comparatively expensive here compared with other countries in the region. It's a state-sanctioned monopoly. Wine is ridiculously high priced, they re-jigged the duties on imported alcohol products that has forced a few importers to either throw in the towel or drastically reduce their range. Lao khao and its variants are dirt cheap.

 

Not a cigarette smoker but I bought a packet of L&M menthol at a 7-eleven for a friend the other day and that was 99 baht. What 'pack of smokes' costs 60 Baht?

Playoff menthol green packet

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6 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

In Australia they are 1,000 baht a pack.

And, people still smoke!

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Tiger drought between 50 and 60 Baht a glass been the same for a few years around here

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6 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

All the Thai restaurants around me have been selling food at much the same price for the last 10 years.

If they put the prices up, the Thai wouldn't be able to afford to eat in them.

Do you mean foreign owned restaurants, or restaurants catering to foreigners by any chance?

Alcohol and tobacco have on up due to tax rises, I don't think that counts as inflation.

Imported items should have gone down in price, by 30%.

It must be a local thing. the 3-4 Thai eateries around my condo (jomtien) have all gone from 50-60 baht to 60-80 baht a dish. 

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4 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

It must be a local thing. the 3-4 Thai eateries around my condo (jomtien) have all gone from 50-60 baht to 60-80 baht a dish. 

I've just bought a bag of Pak Pak to bring home which I shall have for lunch 40 Baht fresh cooked today I also have some shredded chicken in the freezer just launch some of that in it

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45 minutes ago, transam said:

Booze and smokes still cost peanuts here, have a look in farangland at the cost of a pack of smokes, UK is around 10 quid whereas here 60bht...

Never smoked but booze costs at least as much and often more than the UK here (in a bar)

 

Unless you're drinking on the steps of 7-11 - how is it 'peanuts' ?

 

btw if you know anyone doing a visa run to Myanmar I'm told the 200 pack of cigs is the price of 20 here.

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Why are so many expats leaving Thailand? Call a spade for a spade, i.e. at least when speaking about Western expats who mostly, not all of course, come from democratic countries....nationalism and anti...can be frustrating over time for people, their believes due to the fact they and their ancestors have strived and built families all their life to not go backwards in history, human rights and standards.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Handsome Gardener said:

Never smoked but booze costs at least as much and often more than the UK here (in a bar)

 

Unless you're drinking on the steps of 7-11 - how is it 'peanuts' ?

 

btw if you know anyone doing a visa run to Myanmar I'm told the 200 pack of cigs is the price of 20 here.

Dont smoke them they will kill you coffin tacks

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1 hour ago, transam said:

Booze and smokes still cost peanuts here, have a look in farangland at the cost of a pack of smokes, UK is around 10 quid whereas here 60bht...

nah, 100 minimum for sigs that arent too disgusting

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2 minutes ago, brokenbone said:

nah, 100 minimum for sigs that arent too disgusting

I pay 60 Baht for Playoff 

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