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Well if you really want to " live cheaply " in Thailand then you can!

I am moving back to one of the Chiang Mai next month and i already have my budget plan worked out....

MONTHLY ACCOUNT :

rent : 1000 Baht ( a small room with bathroom and shower )

Food : 2,500 Baht ( 80 baht a day x 31 = 2,480 )

Water/Elec 200 Baht

Coffee 200 Baht

Extras 100 Baht

Total Cost Per Month = 4,000 Baht per month ( 48,000 Baht per year )

It should be noted viewers that i do NOT drink or smoke and my transport is " Walking " & " Bicycle " Most of the day i will be " out and about " in the glorious sunshine.I do Not have time to watch TV.and Ladies? Yes I only get involved in ladies that actually like to be with me for who i am ( FREE )

God Bless You All Viewers!

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Well if you really want to " live cheaply " in Thailand then you can!

I am moving back to one of the Chiang Mai next month and i already have my budget plan worked out....

MONTHLY ACCOUNT :

rent : 1000 Baht ( a small room with bathroom and shower )

Food : 2,500 Baht ( 80 baht a day x 31 = 2,480 )

Water/Elec 200 Baht

Coffee 200 Baht

Extras 100 Baht

Total Cost Per Month = 4,000 Baht per month ( 48,000 Baht per year )

It should be noted viewers that i do NOT drink or smoke and my transport is " Walking " & " Bicycle " Most of the day i will be " out and about " in the glorious sunshine.I do Not have time to watch TV.and Ladies? Yes I only get involved in ladies that actually like to be with me for who i am ( FREE )

God Bless You All Viewers!

Mr Farang Jaidee xwai2.gif

These are the kinds of posts that fill the planes with starry-eyed "x-pats" coming to Thailand -- and the overstay detention cells in Bangkok ..

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Well if you really want to " live cheaply " in Thailand then you can!

I am moving back to one of the Chiang Mai next month and i already have my budget plan worked out....

MONTHLY ACCOUNT :

rent : 1000 Baht ( a small room with bathroom and shower )

Food : 2,500 Baht ( 80 baht a day x 31 = 2,480 )

Water/Elec 200 Baht

Coffee 200 Baht

Extras 100 Baht

Total Cost Per Month = 4,000 Baht per month ( 48,000 Baht per year )

It should be noted viewers that i do NOT drink or smoke and my transport is " Walking " & " Bicycle " Most of the day i will be " out and about " in the glorious sunshine.I do Not have time to watch TV.and Ladies? Yes I only get involved in ladies that actually like to be with me for who i am ( FREE )

God Bless You All Viewers!

Mr Farang Jaidee xwai2.gif

These are the kinds of posts that fill the planes with starry-eyed "x-pats" coming to Thailand -- and the overstay detention cells in Bangkok ..

I agree. Nowhere is there anything about insurance.

As we get older, WE WILL have medical emergencies, probably more than one. If the family has one too, you will be expected to at least help. If you are married, you also have to leave enough money for your wife to live on.

However much money you think you will need for retirement, triple it to be on the safe side.

Here in Phuket, I've seen people retire in their fifties, stay 10 years then get wiped out by medical costs, or exchange rates. They are forced to go back to their own country. After being out of the work-force for 10 years and in their sixties, they stand no chance of ever getting a job with good pay, ever again.

Droves of elderly people have had to leave and the ones still here, many of them live very frugal lives. I don't want to live on a knife's edge when I'm elderly.

You can't put a price on peace of mind.

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Well if you really want to " live cheaply " in Thailand then you can!

I am moving back to one of the Chiang Mai next month and i already have my budget plan worked out....

MONTHLY ACCOUNT :

rent : 1000 Baht ( a small room with bathroom and shower )

Food : 2,500 Baht ( 80 baht a day x 31 = 2,480 )

Water/Elec 200 Baht

Coffee 200 Baht

Extras 100 Baht

Total Cost Per Month = 4,000 Baht per month ( 48,000 Baht per year )

It should be noted viewers that i do NOT drink or smoke and my transport is " Walking " & " Bicycle " Most of the day i will be " out and about " in the glorious sunshine.I do Not have time to watch TV.and Ladies? Yes I only get involved in ladies that actually like to be with me for who i am ( FREE )

God Bless You All Viewers!

Mr Farang Jaidee xwai2.gif

These are the kinds of posts that fill the planes with starry-eyed "x-pats" coming to Thailand -- and the overstay detention cells in Bangkok ..

* It should be noted that i have " plenty more funds " and have all the correct Visas etc.I just like living a simple life here in Thailand.( I have had sports cars & hilltop luxury apartments and telephone number salaries in the past ) but nothing better for me than living the " simple life " It also is to show people that Yes you can live cheaply in Thailand and be happy!

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Well if you really want to " live cheaply " in Thailand then you can!

I am moving back to one of the Chiang Mai next month and i already have my budget plan worked out....

MONTHLY ACCOUNT :

rent : 1000 Baht ( a small room with bathroom and shower )

Food : 2,500 Baht ( 80 baht a day x 31 = 2,480 )

Water/Elec 200 Baht

Coffee 200 Baht

Extras 100 Baht

Total Cost Per Month = 4,000 Baht per month ( 48,000 Baht per year )

It should be noted viewers that i do NOT drink or smoke and my transport is " Walking " & " Bicycle " Most of the day i will be " out and about " in the glorious sunshine.I do Not have time to watch TV.and Ladies? Yes I only get involved in ladies that actually like to be with me for who i am ( FREE )

God Bless You All Viewers!

Mr Farang Jaidee xwai2.gif

These are the kinds of posts that fill the planes with starry-eyed "x-pats" coming to Thailand -- and the overstay detention cells in Bangkok ..

* It should be noted that i have " plenty more funds " and have all the correct Visas etc.I just like living a simple life here in Thailand.( I have had sports cars & hilltop luxury apartments and telephone number salaries in the past ) but nothing better for me than living the " simple life " It also is to show people that Yes you can live cheaply in Thailand and be happy!

With all respect, you are not living on a knife edge and poor then (so you say).

What you are doing is by your own choice and happy with your quiet lifestyle with the comfort of, if further funds are needed, they are available.

Slightly different circumstances to most here.

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Well if you really want to " live cheaply " in Thailand then you can!

I am moving back to one of the Chiang Mai next month and i already have my budget plan worked out....

MONTHLY ACCOUNT :

rent : 1000 Baht ( a small room with bathroom and shower )

Food : 2,500 Baht ( 80 baht a day x 31 = 2,480 )

Water/Elec 200 Baht

Coffee 200 Baht

Extras 100 Baht

Not at all likely and if so you must be a really boring life because the style of living is unbelievable..

Total Cost Per Month = 4,000 Baht per month ( 48,000 Baht per year )

It should be noted viewers that i do NOT drink or smoke and my transport is " Walking " & " Bicycle " Most of the day i will be " out and about " in the glorious sunshine.I do Not have time to watch TV.and Ladies? Yes I only get involved in ladies that actually like to be with me for who i am ( FREE )

God Bless You All Viewers!

Mr Farang Jaidee xwai2.gif

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Well if you really want to " live cheaply " in Thailand then you can!

I am moving back to one of the Chiang Mai next month and i already have my budget plan worked out....

MONTHLY ACCOUNT :

rent : 1000 Baht ( a small room with bathroom and shower )

Food : 2,500 Baht ( 80 baht a day x 31 = 2,480 )

Water/Elec 200 Baht

Coffee 200 Baht

Extras 100 Baht

Total Cost Per Month = 4,000 Baht per month ( 48,000 Baht per year )

It should be noted viewers that i do NOT drink or smoke and my transport is " Walking " & " Bicycle " Most of the day i will be " out and about " in the glorious sunshine.I do Not have time to watch TV.and Ladies? Yes I only get involved in ladies that actually like to be with me for who i am ( FREE )

God Bless You All Viewers!

Mr Farang Jaidee xwai2.gif

I think your extras are too high and suggest 50 baht per month should be adequate.

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Well if you really want to " live cheaply " in Thailand then you can!

I am moving back to one of the Chiang Mai next month and i already have my budget plan worked out....

MONTHLY ACCOUNT :

rent : 1000 Baht ( a small room with bathroom and shower )

Food : 2,500 Baht ( 80 baht a day x 31 = 2,480 )

Water/Elec 200 Baht

Coffee 200 Baht

Extras 100 Baht

Total Cost Per Month = 4,000 Baht per month ( 48,000 Baht per year )

It should be noted viewers that i do NOT drink or smoke and my transport is " Walking " & " Bicycle " Most of the day i will be " out and about " in the glorious sunshine.I do Not have time to watch TV.and Ladies? Yes I only get involved in ladies that actually like to be with me for who i am ( FREE )

God Bless You All Viewers!

Mr Farang Jaidee xwai2.gif

A flat tire on your bicycle and you can't eat the next week ;)

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Well if you really want to " live cheaply " in Thailand then you can!

I am moving back to one of the Chiang Mai next month and i already have my budget plan worked out....

MONTHLY ACCOUNT :

rent : 1000 Baht ( a small room with bathroom and shower )

Food : 2,500 Baht ( 80 baht a day x 31 = 2,480 )

Water/Elec 200 Baht

Coffee 200 Baht

Extras 100 Baht

Total Cost Per Month = 4,000 Baht per month ( 48,000 Baht per year )

It should be noted viewers that i do NOT drink or smoke and my transport is " Walking " & " Bicycle " Most of the day i will be " out and about " in the glorious sunshine.I do Not have time to watch TV.and Ladies? Yes I only get involved in ladies that actually like to be with me for who i am ( FREE )

God Bless You All Viewers!

Mr Farang Jaidee xwai2.gif

I think your extras are too high and suggest 50 baht per month should be adequate.

i don't understand people who waste 50 Baht for extras per month when there's glorious sunshine available for free huh.png

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Two things that I don't get when reading this thread.

1. If you only have $ 500 a month. Why not work so you get more money?

2. If you are very old so you can't work. Didn't you work when you where younger? So you have a real pension? Or some kind of savings before coming here?

Please go back and read page 1, I do not have $500 a month and I am not old

no worries! you will be old. be patient, it just takes some time.

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OP: Why do you believe that as a foreigner you can obtain Thai government hospital medical insurance, have you already confirmed with hospital admin? Even if you were able to do so it does not cover all medicines that can quickly add up in cost. Also don't imagine wife would want her/children in a public ward in a Thai government hospital. Unless you're really unconcerned about 'quality of care', you and family definitely will not want to be treated at a local government hospital for anything of a serious nature, whether it be accident or illness.

Suggest you rethink the insurance & incidental expenses budget for health related matters.

My Son was born in a government hosipital but we got a priavte room cost was around 6000 Baht for 3 days, I asked Pattaya/Bangkok and they quoted 54,000 Baht, the service we got from the government hospital was very good and there was a nurse outside are room 24/7.

I agree, having researched private vs public. All the western doctors I contacted in Thailand concurred; public most often offer a higher quality of service, particularly in the rural areas. Have been treated 3 times now at the local public, better than service back in the west and current technology. Had a friend with a simple issue in private in KK. Cost him 500,000 baht and was treated horrendously, total lack with duty of care; the bottom line more important. Cost at the local public hospital for the same treatment, 6,000 baht. I am very impressed with our local public hospital.

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Are you sure there are no village fees?

We pay a whopping 300 Baht a year for rubbish collection and (new) street lighting (not in Isaan mind).

Isaan village - just payed mine - 20 baht.

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OP: Why do you believe that as a foreigner you can obtain Thai government hospital medical insurance, have you already confirmed with hospital admin? Even if you were able to do so it does not cover all medicines that can quickly add up in cost. Also don't imagine wife would want her/children in a public ward in a Thai government hospital. Unless you're really unconcerned about 'quality of care', you and family definitely will not want to be treated at a local government hospital for anything of a serious nature, whether it be accident or illness.

Suggest you rethink the insurance & incidental expenses budget for health related matters.

My Son was born in a government hosipital but we got a priavte room cost was around 6000 Baht for 3 days, I asked Pattaya/Bangkok and they quoted 54,000 Baht, the service we got from the government hospital was very good and there was a nurse outside are room 24/7.

I agree, having researched private vs public. All the western doctors I contacted in Thailand concurred; public most often offer a higher quality of service, particularly in the rural areas. Have been treated 3 times now at the local public, better than service back in the west and current technology. Had a friend with a simple issue in private in KK. Cost him 500,000 baht and was treated horrendously, total lack with duty of care; the bottom line more important. Cost at the local public hospital for the same treatment, 6,000 baht. I am very impressed with our local public hospital

I AM BACK !!!! have to give the tread a bump now for new replies, have to agree with the above, lots of private places now charging too much to the rich farangs as they are silly enough to pay it !

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Well if you really want to " live cheaply " in Thailand then you can!

I am moving back to one of the Chiang Mai next month and i already have my budget plan worked out....

MONTHLY ACCOUNT :

rent : 1000 Baht ( a small room with bathroom and shower )

Food : 2,500 Baht ( 80 baht a day x 31 = 2,480 )

Water/Elec 200 Baht

Coffee 200 Baht

Extras 100 Baht

Total Cost Per Month = 4,000 Baht per month ( 48,000 Baht per year )

It should be noted viewers that i do NOT drink or smoke and my transport is " Walking " & " Bicycle " Most of the day i will be " out and about " in the glorious sunshine.I do Not have time to watch TV.and Ladies? Yes I only get involved in ladies that actually like to be with me for who i am ( FREE )

God Bless You All Viewers!

Mr Farang Jaidee xwai2.gif

These are the kinds of posts that fill the planes with starry-eyed "x-pats" coming to Thailand -- and the overstay detention cells in Bangkok ..

I agree. Nowhere is there anything about insurance.

As we get older, WE WILL have medical emergencies, probably more than one. If the family has one too, you will be expected to at least help. If you are married, you also have to leave enough money for your wife to live on.

However much money you think you will need for retirement, triple it to be on the safe side.

Here in Phuket, I've seen people retire in their fifties, stay 10 years then get wiped out by medical costs, or exchange rates. They are forced to go back to their own country. After being out of the work-force for 10 years and in their sixties, they stand no chance of ever getting a job with good pay, ever again.

Droves of elderly people have had to leave and the ones still here, many of them live very frugal lives. I don't want to live on a knife's edge when I'm elderly.

You can't put a price on peace of mind

This is an Issan forum you cannot compare Phuket to Issan, prices are a major factor here and if these same people lived here they might have not needed to go back home !

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Well if you really want to " live cheaply " in Thailand then you can!

I am moving back to one of the Chiang Mai next month and i already have my budget plan worked out....

MONTHLY ACCOUNT :

rent : 1000 Baht ( a small room with bathroom and shower )

Food : 2,500 Baht ( 80 baht a day x 31 = 2,480 )

Water/Elec 200 Baht

Coffee 200 Baht

Extras 100 Baht

Total Cost Per Month = 4,000 Baht per month ( 48,000 Baht per year )

It should be noted viewers that i do NOT drink or smoke and my transport is " Walking " & " Bicycle " Most of the day i will be " out and about " in the glorious sunshine.I do Not have time to watch TV.and Ladies? Yes I only get involved in ladies that actually like to be with me for who i am ( FREE )

God Bless You All Viewers!

Mr Farang Jaidee xwai2.gif

A flat tire on your bicycle and you can't eat the next week wink.png

Cut back on your Extras, man

100 baht a Mounth is way over the top.

that is over 3 baht every day, too extravagant .

You are giving us cheap charlies , a good name.

I hope my thai wives, don't read this post , I will be bankrupt .coffee1.gif

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