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On 11/20/2020 at 6:54 AM, Chandler said:

any idea what cost of raising children are?  general costs I'm referring to.


Cost when kids are at a local school are minimal but University is another matter.

I pay 45000 a year in semester fees for my son and 12000 for my daughter who is at a vocational college.

Then you have room rent which is 7000 a month between them and living expenses 5000 each and incidentals like uniforms etc.

Each has their own scooter so that's another 100000/120000 depending on model.

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There's no rule that says you must live on her land. For extended happiness, live far away from her family and she can visit them.

15,000 to 200,000 bht/mo. That should cover it.

A difficult question to answer as a lot depends on your circumstances, your ability to accept Thai culture and your idea of a decent lifestyle   House - A very nice house can be built for ar

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On 11/20/2020 at 11:25 AM, Chandler said:

30K Thb a month is fair there?


We have 4 kids, 2 go to a Catholic school which is private, not talking one of those international private schools, the other 2 go to government high school.


House to build 2 mil, 320 square metres, 6 beds, 3 baths, good quality, local builder. New pickup 800k, I budget on 70,000 a month which includes private emergency health insurance coverage for all.


We live comfortably, not over the top, if you want a domestic holiday or international holiday add to that, but at 70,000 baht per month, the budget comes in spot on every year, give or take 10,000/20,000 baht.

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On 11/21/2020 at 12:00 PM, Toscano said:

I would advise renting , if things turn sour you can pack your bags and leave . 

Alternatively only invest as much as your prepared to lose, generally speaking 10% of one's worth.


Been with my loving wife for 14 years, 2 kids with her, we have a great relationship and things have never been better in life, but as humans we can change at a moment, so if the s-hit ever hit the fan, at least the kids would have a place over their heads as opposed to renting, but I did not build till we moved here 5 years ago, that gave me more than enough time to know who she was, even though I knew that the first night I met her in a bar 🙂


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On 11/20/2020 at 1:04 AM, Chandler said:

well,  now I can narrow down my stuff 555   Just general costs like i said nothing crazy.

You know? I have a great advice for you. Why don´t you come and stay in Thailand for a year with your wife? Why not buy a motorbike? Ask price for house and car! Pay for everything on a monthly basis during that year. After that you will have all the facts, including if it is the right choice for you.

If you already done all this, why in the world are you asking about it?

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