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Fruit prices vary depending on the harvest.

Just four weeks ago it was four lemons for 20 Bt, now it's 8 lemons for the same price.

Mangosteens are cheaper than last year due to a plentiful harvest causing a glut.

Rambutan is till the same price as several years ago, whilst some mango varieties, the price has nearly doubled per kilo.

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37 minutes ago, jaideedave said:

You are exactly correct.I live on my pension in Canadian $ . It used to cost around $ 700 to withdraw 20,000 baht from my CDN bank...the other day it was $ 890.00.<deleted>

Thats some hella expensive transaction fees.

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35 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Sorry, still stuck using 25 baht to dollar exchange rate, so $40 a pack. I was back in oz over xmas and regularly paid $40 a pack B&H from a servo, 7/11 etc. Not sure where your mate is buying at $27 a pack, maybe WA has less tax.

No probs, WOW $40, not sure when my mate was last home, probably a couple of years, and yes maybe they have different taxes ?

 

Sure glad I quit when they were $10, can you imagine 7 packs of B&H, that's like $280 a week, cricky !

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2 hours ago, Joe Mcseismic said:

Yes, a few expats leaving, but, no one mentions the expats that are still moving here to retire.

...or the ones who are not leaving!

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2 hours ago, ChipButty said:

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

Isn't English a crazy language, put an O instead of an A, and there is no Tiger!

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32 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

No, it isn´t, and i can feel your sarcasm. If you have a business or start a business you have to protect yourself in case it would turn out successful. All landlords and other that might rack upp the price will do it to get your profit.

That has nothing to do with regular price hikes. Here you are talking the stupidity to not make up a contract that protects you and your business against that kind of behaviour.

It's not sarcasm, it's fact.

 

You cite your longish term fixed rent stability for office space as some kind of universal. Most hole-in-the-wall restaurants rent commercial shophouse space, not air-conditioned office space. Yes, one should have a business plan in place and a contract that precludes any gouging by opportunist landlords but I am talking about the majority of low-end convenience eating here, not 5-star and definitely not a commercial business office.

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33 minutes ago, Joe Mcseismic said:

Fruit prices vary depending on the harvest.

Just four weeks ago it was four lemons for 20 Bt, now it's 8 lemons for the same price.

Mangosteens are cheaper than last year due to a plentiful harvest causing a glut.

Rambutan is till the same price as several years ago, whilst some mango varieties, the price has nearly doubled per kilo.

They sure do.

 

I went to my local market yesterday and bought the following and it came to 120 baht.

1 big bunch of dill

1 big bunch of mint,

1 big combo bunch of spring onion and cilantr

A tom yum bunch

1 big bunch of basil

A large chunk of pumpkin

4 medium potatos

4 limes

one big head of broccoli

one big bunch of kale

one head of cos lettuce

 

That is very fair value in my eyes.

 

 

 

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Well if they impose the mandatory insurance there will be a lot more leaving. And that is essentially adding to the over all costs and throwing money away. But I will still stay. got my family and home here.

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1 minute ago, Just Weird said:

"Why are so many expats leaving Thailand?"

 

So many?  How many are leaving according to your research, or are you just making that up?  Perhaps you're just referring to the couple that have threatened to do that on this forum?

I suggested as much on another forum. Those that can't afford to live with or otherwise reconcile their own life choices are the ones making most noise whereas those who are more ardent in their desire to leave have already done so. Quietly.

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