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7 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Easily if I dumped the gf and kids.

Almost all my spending (40k) goes on them.

Has your girlfriend moved back in with you , or do you mean the mother in law ?

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12 minutes ago, totally thaied up said:

Not everyone gets this much. If I got that much, I would be saving money now. 

Neither do I as I have a government super pension, so I only get around $820 per month.

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14 minutes ago, totally thaied up said:

Not everyone gets this much. If I got that much, I would be saving money now. 

Look on the bright side. OAP is means tested and I'll get zero when the time comes, unless start splashing soon on expensive hookers and booze 🙂

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42 minutes ago, georgegeorgia said:

I wonder how the foreign teachers live on 40k a month?

Quite easily. Had a friend paying off a home and vehicle here. Small family. They weren't living the high life saving any money but were happy. Even managed a weeks holiday on Koh Chang once a year. You just have to set a budget. In some ways it's easier with a Mrs and kids as you aren't out grogging it up and blowing your money on wicked women every night 🙂

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13 minutes ago, gearbox said:

Look on the bright side. OAP is means tested and I'll get zero when the time comes, unless start splashing soon on expensive hookers and booze 🙂

Yes you are correct. I better live it up now and believe me, I have almost everything I want at home. About the only real big thing is I miss the beach and I wish we had one in Chiang Mai LOL .... As long as I got the wife, food, a big screen TV, my computer, a swimming pool, Netflix and a torrent, I have almost everything I want at my finger tips.

 

Life is pretty good. I really do not need much. 

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1 hour ago, georgegeorgia said:

$860 a fortnight Australia aged pension, $1720 per month currently @ 20.90 thai baht

 

is ....35954,so about 36,000 baht 

Actually a month isn't 28 days, but usually 30-31 days. So the AUD 860 per fortnight x 26 fortnight's ÷ 12 mths x 20.90 Bht to AUD1 equals 38,943 Bht per month as apposed to just under 36k Thb..

 

But if relying solely on this pension amount, well under the 65k monthly for retirement, and a shade under the 40k for marriage visa.. 

I'm sure those on Pound, Euro and USD pensions maybe in a similar or worse situation if relying solely on the aged pension.. No 400k or 800k lump sum and many of us are stuffed.. 

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8 hours ago, Jingthing said:

You could easily live on 35 to 40 as long as your rent is cheap. So the real question is whether you'd feel comfortable with such accommodations.

 

The question would be more interesting if it was 20k including rent.

 

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The OP says his rent is 3K, so if his pension is on the lower end of the estimate in the OP, that still leaves 27K after rent.

 

Easily to live on that as a single guy, especially as it seems he doesn't have a car or motorbike.

 

You don't even have to be frugal for that, but of course no walking street agogo's every night either

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47 minutes ago, owenm said:

Actually a month isn't 28 days, but usually 30-31 days. So the AUD 860 per fortnight x 26 fortnight's ÷ 12 mths x 20.90 Bht to AUD1 equals 38,943 Bht per month as apposed to just under 36k Thb..

 

But if relying solely on this pension amount, well under the 65k monthly for retirement, and a shade under the 40k for marriage visa.. 

I'm sure those on Pound, Euro and USD pensions maybe in a similar or worse situation if relying solely on the aged pension.. No 400k or 800k lump sum and many of us are stuffed.. 

If you ignore the boom boom part, until recent times you could live in Oz OK with $860 per fortnight without having much of other assets. Just buy a caravan and park it in a place like Dingo Beach (north of Airlie beach), get an esky, box of Tooheys New and a fishing rod...life is good! Good weather, clean beaches, no worries about health insurance. However the councils are getting greedy and the cheap caravan places are disappearing.

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1 hour ago, gearbox said:

If you ignore the boom boom part, until recent times you could live in Oz OK with $860 per fortnight without having much of other assets. Just buy a caravan and park it in a place like Dingo Beach (north of Airlie beach), get an esky, box of Tooheys New and a fishing rod...life is good! Good weather, clean beaches, no worries about health insurance. However the councils are getting greedy and the cheap caravan places are disappearing.

I agreed with everything you said until you mentioned Tooheys New. 

Obviously a Cockroach and not a Cane Toad.

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ok, no matter how you live the main question is--whats the purpose of living.

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3 hours ago, owenm said:

But rent assist only applies when renting back in Oz. I believe when you leave Australia it cuts out after 6 wks.. Otherwise heaps of back pay to the govt on your return.. 

I do know that I only mentioned it

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1 hour ago, emptypockets said:

I agreed with everything you said until you mentioned Tooheys New. 

Obviously a Cockroach and not a Cane Toad.

Guessed right 🙂

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6 hours ago, Kenny202 said:

I am lucky my girl isn't needy and greedy

How is that lucky? That's how the world turns. Only an idiot throws endless Cash at their partner

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One of my deals with the capitalist powers that be is that I dont dip into the capital kitty. One of my deals with me and the lawyers is that I dont dip into the stash unless necessary, which doesnt include excessive stupidity (trusts are a pain in the ass). So, last winter I used right at $1500 USD a month, including airfare, camera gear, shopping, rent, food, in thailand travel, Russian chicks at Mixx, Hotel buffets and the like. That was inclusive of a condo in Thonburi.

 

I should do the same this year. Since Im not going to buy camera equipment, and my photos generate cash, I might indulge in a fancier condo or more expensive Russian girls. Then again, to keep my budget if I keep hitting the buffets, I may be lurking on Soi 4 and living across from the Klong Toei Market. Foi gras is bae.

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