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2 minutes ago, SoiBiker said:

 

I think he just envies those of us who live here, and makes this stuff up to help himself feel better about it. 

 

It's hard to tell, though, because his english is appalling. 

You can  think of anything.
  But in fact you can bring some examples?
  in the format:
  price in Thailand VS the price of the same product in UK?

 can you do?

 

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3 minutes ago, beachproperty said:

That's fine....But the point was that to build in the US costs at a minimum $100/sq ft vs $25/sq ft in Thailand.

Thailand is Cheaper

 

 

Well I can build in the US for much less than $100 a sq' & I only build custom all wood homes for the most part.

 

I have seen building quality in Thailand & am not sad I cannot own one 555

but we do own a condo as we have had it since 96 it has proven a great deal for us in savings while living there.

 

Difference is the Condo is 40 sq meters

Our home maybe 4x that

 

But it is all good & we love both places & miss both after awhile depending on where we are.

 

 

I think for most folks if they need to pay housing then overall Thailand will of course be cheaper to live

 

If you own outright in both places & live a normal life then as we see it is quite comparable

I will go out on a limb & say probably the greatest benefit of living in your home country is the safety net

Other than that it is a big beautiful world with many great places to live.

:wink:

 

 

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1 minute ago, ardokano said:

You can  think of anything.
  But in fact you can bring some examples?
  in the format:
  price in Thailand VS the price of the same product in UK?

 can you do?

 

Of course I can. But if I did, you'll just do what you always do - claim they don't count for some reason, or bang on about how the Thai version isn't the same quality. 

 

We've been down this road many times before, and it's abundantly clear that you're either unwilling or unable to comprehend any point made against your argument. So what's the point?

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2 minutes ago, mania said:

 

Well I can build in the US for much less than $100 a sq' & I only build custom all wood homes for the most part.

 

I can only guess....But you don't live in Calif. where it costs $50,000 for all the planning fees, arch, engineer, school fees, pge, sanitation and water hookup

AND that's before building .

Thailand all those fees are $1000. I know, I've built 4 homes in Thailand

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2 minutes ago, SoiBiker said:

Of course I can. But if I did, you'll just do what you always do - claim they don't count for some reason, or bang on about how the Thai version isn't the same quality. 

 

We've been down this road many times before, and it's abundantly clear that you're either unwilling or unable to comprehend any point made against your argument. So what's the point?

what thai version?

 bmw X1 ?

bigmac menu?

 levis501?

 helmet SHoei?

Steak from Australia?( but domestic stake in UK is good, cant say it about Thai) So for clean compare take steak from Australia!!

 tomato? yes in Thai it far from spain tomato in UK. it even not smells as tomato

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OP, haven't you got this thread running somewhere else....? :saai:

 

Me, off to the gym soon, costs...20 baht....0.5 UK Pound..:smile:

 

On my way home I will but a few beers at 46 bht a pint.....1.0 UK pound...

 

Must not forget my cigs...45 bht for twenty.....about 1.0 UK pound.....:stoner:

 

 

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I have to admit that I haven't read all the 'replies' but here are a few of my views  

Well guys I am worse off financially than when in the UK.

When we bought the house here in about 2005 the GBP-THB rate was 72. Sold my main UK residence in 2007 and moved here full time. Gave my children 100K each from the house sale and banked the rest.

The rate was 69 when we bought the first car in 2007. Lucky to get 42 now.

In the UK we both had full private medical insurance which was a company scheme, at an attractive price but only covered abroad for three months so had to come out. Two years ago they wanted over 8800GBP and it increases substantially every year. So we did an exit and now keep over 4M thb in a thai bank  just in case. It’s in blocks so I won’t loose too much interest if I have to cancel a block. We mainly use public hospitals and go to their extra clinics.    

Now I have to pay someone in the UK an unbelievable amount of money every time one of the rental houses needs repairs.

Golf is expensive here. Even though we both have club membership  it still costs us far more a year to play.  

Eating out has got substantially more expensive since we came, guess the same has occurred in the UK though.

It seems much hotter here now than when we came to live full time. But I think I prefer hot to cold...just!

However we are happy here and certainly don’t want to live in the UK when we are very old … god forbid!

We certainly could not afford to have a full time live in maid back in the UK  Hotel accommodation is comparatively cheaper here and we tend to take advantage of that.

Fuel for the car is cheaper and I don't even think of the cost of driving anywhere.  

In conclusion it is not as attractive to live here as when we first came ... even if the exchange rate gets substantially lower we can survive ... I think :smile:

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Just now, transam said:

OP, haven't you got this thread running somewhere else....? :saai:

 

Me, off to the gym soon, costs...20 baht....0.5 UK Pound..:smile:

 

On my way home I will but a few beers at 46 bht a pint.....1.0 UK pound...

 

Must not forget my cigs...45 bht for twenty.....about 1.0 UK pound.....:stoner:

 

 

 

555 Gota love that "off to Gym" then beer & ciggs on way home 555

 

I like to swim laps in Thailand cost 60 baht nice pool

Too hot usually to run or bike

 

 

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2 hours ago, colinneil said:

Your Thai costs are not the norm anyway.

Bottle of gas for cooking lasts 6 months rubbish, we are only  a 2 person household a bottle of gas 9/10 weeks.

 

We are a household of 6 and cook every evening, our bottle lasts the same as chang mai's, 6 months, we have been here 11 months, got a bottle in Nov 15, changed it in April and one just the other day, so 6 months is close enough, 9 to 10 weeks, I suggest you have a small bottle or a slow leak, or are getting a less then full bottle. We pay 400 baht for a replacement bottle.

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31 minutes ago, transam said:

OP, haven't you got this thread running somewhere else....? :saai:

 

Me, off to the gym soon, costs...20 baht....0.5 UK Pound..:smile:

 

On my way home I will but a few beers at 46 bht a pint.....1.0 UK pound...

 

Must not forget my cigs...45 bht for twenty.....about 1.0 UK pound.....:stoner:

 

 

bear?

you must kidding?

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PS

you may be not fastidious clean.
  but even so I wanted to know where the address are the same clean and neat/clean streets in Thailand, which can be found in UK

 

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55 minutes ago, ardokano said:

Your link price

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UK Mac price

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Thailand mac price

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 So how can believe this is statistic compare?

 

I have nothing to sell you Ardokano just generalizing about one example is nonsense.

 

If we choose cost for one maintenance hour in Honda branch would be 800% for Thailand but this isolated example has no meaning.

 

However the Numbeo statistic based on + 50 article is a good base. And when the result shows a higher average price gap doubled in UK compared to Thailand there is no doubt.

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8 minutes ago, ardokano said:

opyuriatnye

 

Any guesses?

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1 minute ago, happy Joe said:

 

I have nothing to sell you Ardokano just generalizing about one example is nonsense.

 

If we choose cost for one maintenance hour in Honda branch would be 800% for Thailand but this isolated example has no meaning.

 

However the Numbeo statistic based on + 50 article is a good base. And when the result shows a higher average price gap doubled in UK compared to Thailand there is no doubt.

How can  trust if have even once not true?

i show example with proof.

 you just say even not your experience

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