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Real Exchange Rate For an Expat

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Hi everyone,

 

What would you all say the true exchange rate is? Living like an expat, not a Thai.

 

It’s been floating around 40 baht to £1 for a while now. But I just don’t think I get £1 worth from my 40 baht.

 

For example, Poundland in the UK is the equivalent to a 40 baht shop. I couldn’t dream of going into Villa and picking up a slab of Dairy Milk for 40 baht. Or a box of PG Tips for 40 baht. Those 2 at Villa would cost about 400 baht.

 

So my question is, how much baht would you need to get the same amount of things £1,000 would get you in UK?

 

It should be 40,000 but I have a feeling it’s closer to 80,000....

All opinions welcome...

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1 minute ago, JamesL1972 said:

That's why I stated living like an expat. Not everyone enjoys eating 40 baht street food.

so why live here? integrate ,eat local food ,its your home ,or are you a (tourist expat?0

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Please pay attention to the living like an expat part. I'm fully aware there are cheap products available in Thailand. If your only input is "ciggies are cheaper here" then please don't comment.

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Don't expats smoke? most of my expat friends do.

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2 minutes ago, Henryford said:

Don't expats smoke? most of my expat friends do.

gave up smoking when they hit about 2 shillings for 20 ,wow ,that was a long time ago ,mind you i used to like  home rolled ciggies called marua,marijuna ,or something like that😉

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