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A Year In Udonthani

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Hi Guys n' Gals. Life here in the uk is getting a little tedious so my wife and I are considering a break in her hometown, Udon, for a year. I can raise approx 30,000 baht month for the duration of the stay. We're not high maintanance, don't drink etc. Just good food, looking around, going for walks, maybe a daytrip or two - Mekhong and Laos. My wife has a modest little place there so we wouldn't have to pay any rent. 30,000 enough? Thanks in advance. Cheers

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Yes.

Some people have complained in the past about my short posts so I will pad it out a bit to stop them complaining.

I think you will be able to live a modest lifestyle for one year on 360k

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With rent paid? Man you will have no trouble at 30,000. Especially if your like me and don't drink. Here in Nong Khai its costing me about 3000 a month for rent and utilities, 250 baht a day to eat, and I spend abut 400 baht a week on TUK TUKs. Anything else is just pleasure so its kind of up to you how expensive it will be. I have no trouble at all on less than 30,000. Of course thats just for one person since my GF works and has her own money.

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While living in Thailand my wife and I had a budget of 20k a month.

Didn`t feel that was a problem. We stayed upcountry most of the time, but did quite a bit of travelling as well.

This was admittedly a few years back, but I don`t think I would have any hesitations going back provided I would have an monthly allowance of 30k.

Not sure though if the missus these days would agree with me on that :o

What you however should consider is the cost of an international health insurance while staying there.

Now I have no idea what the cost of insurance is in your neck of the woods but this could definitely add up to a substantial amount.

Cheers

Hua Nguu

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As stated you will have enough(30000 Baht)to live a modest life in UdonThani,if you don,t drink,don,t drive a car,like Thai food,live by relatives in a Thai house,it will be plenty.Most of the Farangs living here,there are many,myself included,spend a lot more,but it depends on the wife,of course. :o

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Although my house and pick-up are paid for, my FG and I live in Issarn very comfortably on Bht 35,000 / month. I drink in moderation ( :o ) and smoke a little and we enjoy eating out quite a lot (generally Thai food but also farang food). You should manage easy on Bht 30,000 without the vices.

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I drink in moderation ( :D )

Is that the name of the new bar in Surin? :o

It could be. Or was it in Wan Chai?

Kettles and pots again Pete®.

:D

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Yes.

Some people have complained in the past about my short posts so I will pad it out a bit to stop them complaining.

I think you will be able to live a modest lifestyle for one year on 360k

I get the same problem. If I can reply to a question in one or two lines, whyever would I need ten or more ?

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The problem is not "can you live on 30K a month", it is whether the immigration will let you stay here for a year, with only 30K a month.

To get the one year visa, supporting a Thai wife you have to show 40K a month or 400K in the bank.

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The problem is not "can you live on 30K a month", it is whether the immigration will let you stay here for a year, with only 30K a month.

To get the one year visa, supporting a Thai wife you have to show 40K a month or 400K in the bank.

In my limited heresay experience (UK based) you are able to obtain a 1 year multi-entry visa (90 day entry permit each time) without recourse to offering any financial backing whatsoever, whether you have a Thai wife or not.

I can't imagine immigration requiring you to prove evidence of Bht 400,000 (or the equivalent) at each of your re-entries. Not in my opinion anyway.

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Didn't realise the min 400k visa requirments. mmm. Looks like the trip's off then :o . Thanx for all your replies anyway. Cheers siamsam

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In my limited heresay experience (UK based) you are able to obtain a 1 year multi-entry visa (90 day entry permit each time) without recourse to offering any financial backing whatsoever, whether you have a Thai wife or not.

Hi, can you recall the type of visa you refer to? I too, no longer have 400Kb to show after paying out for my freak accident!

cheers

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In my limited heresay experience (UK based) you are able to obtain a 1 year multi-entry visa (90 day entry permit each time) without recourse to offering any financial backing whatsoever, whether you have a Thai wife or not.

Hi, can you recall the type of visa you refer to? I too, no longer have 400Kb to show after paying out for my freak accident!

cheers

A multiple entry Non-Immigrant O class visa from abroad ( but it's not too likely to be granted in the S.E.A region ) Valid for a year and it enables stays of up to 90 days on each entry.

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In my limited heresay experience (UK based) you are able to obtain a 1 year multi-entry visa (90 day entry permit each time) without recourse to offering any financial backing whatsoever, whether you have a Thai wife or not.

Hi, can you recall the type of visa you refer to? I too, no longer have 400Kb to show after paying out for my freak accident!

cheers

A multiple entry Non-Immigrant O class visa from abroad ( but it's not too likely to be granted in the S.E.A region ) Valid for a year and it enables stays of up to 90 days on each entry.

So, no need to show 400,000Bt in yr savings a/c to get a Type "O" (at BNE)?

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