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Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand

 
Anonymous Coward
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07/20/2013 09:37 PM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
anyone know how the nightlife is there?
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anyone know how the nightlife is there?
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07/20/2013 09:46 PM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
cool article on living in thailand on a budget. anyone have experience living there and how fun was it?



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I havnt read all thread so sorry if covered but how do you get round 30 to 60 day max tourist visa?
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07/20/2013 09:58 PM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
Have u western men asked the Thai men whether THEY want you there or not?

They ALL know the reason why you are going there, and all I can say is, when there are too many unwanted farangs there who are only after Thai pussy, something is gonna break....and it won't be good.

This is only normal (human and animal) behavior. We are all territorial creatures.
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so when are we turning on foreigners in the first world?
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07/20/2013 11:01 PM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
Nightlife is rather great, to put it bluntly.
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07/20/2013 11:15 PM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
Here is a question, what is life like in northeast Thailand compared to Phuket, Hadyai and Chang Rai?
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07/21/2013 12:14 AM
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Anyone?
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07/21/2013 12:21 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
Posts like this and the one about the guy in the inflatable boat in Canada (I think it was?) make me want to just sell all this shit and go make some real memories.

It's not about getting the poon, throw some cash and mind your manners and you can get laid anywhere (yes, even in good old queen-bee US of A), it's about seeing the world, meeting people who have a completely different world view, getting into scrapes just to find a way out of them, never quitting and always doing what is right and true.

It's about being the Doctor, basically.
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07/21/2013 12:25 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
no- you need about double taht unless you want to eat nothing but somtam, chicken rice and drink Lao Khao.

check out thaivisa.com and teakdoor.com if you want to know what real people wholive there say.
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07/21/2013 12:30 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
Ha? Before I moved to France I was living around 20,000 thb in Thailand which is close to the $600 figure the article states. I ate really good and had fun. You can live for more and of course have more things, but you can have a good life and cheap.
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07/21/2013 12:35 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
maybe stinkin backpackers can
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07/21/2013 12:41 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
I worked in a hotel part time and had my own place, was eating out all the time of good food and beer, had Internet, good nightlife when going out with friends, went to movies, and more. But yeah, you go to a red light district a few times a week and order rounds of drink while still blowing money your $600 will last you 2 weeks.
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07/21/2013 01:12 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
Snowden, is that you trolling these waters?
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07/21/2013 01:19 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
Great blog post and yes, living for that amount of cash is possible if managed right. Australia guy, those sites you gave out are people who try to work and party every night. Most if those guys would live great if they watched Internet porn instead of partying all the time at the Gogo bars.
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
Isaan is the best part to love in Thailand. Great food, beautiful athletic women, cheap cost of living and peaceful. For visa can do border runs next door dirt cheap and quick.
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07/21/2013 01:56 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
Thanks but could you or anyone else give more info about Isaan? I have lived in different parts of Thailand but not Isaan.
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07/21/2013 02:20 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
I would say the $100 studios in Thailand as the blog says look better than a lot of the studios I see in the states for $1000 a month!
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
I am part Thai and the person who wrote the article has it more or less spot on. I have relatives there who make around $400 per month and get by, though they know the ins and outs of Thailand very well which many westerners do not.

It will be interesting I see what be says in the 3rd part of his series, until then I will reserve judgement of what I think of the articles. So far though I do like what I'm reading.
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07/21/2013 05:07 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
Perhaps it's time to pack some bags for some people here, if that's the case, can't blame em, Thailand is awesome
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07/21/2013 07:17 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
How about misc. costs like gym fees, taking classes on some hobbies, cost of a bottle of cola, laundry, nightclubs, etc

And yeah, living in a city vs country.

A question for everyone, how is living in BK vs Patayya?
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07/21/2013 08:12 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
The author does need to put more info about various costs. Like getting around town in Bangkok.

And bump for the question as well.

How is it to live in Northeast Thailand vs BK vs Pattaya?
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07/21/2013 08:53 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
If you're into ladyboys it's great
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Hmmm... Thailand am I sure is such a marvelous country... but it has been infested by people who are there only in search of, let's say "forbidden pleasures"...

And watch it, they are not soft on people who want to import drugs, in contrary to what some would think.
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07/21/2013 09:00 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
cool article on living in thailand on a budget. anyone have experience living there and how fun was it?



[link to blogging4living.blogspot.com]
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I can understand you and the author for liking Thailand, but I am somewhat doubtful about his argument for going there.

"If you are tired of being a robot on a daily basis where you go to work, come home to eat some crappy McDonalds burger, watch some boring show on TV, sleep...and repeat this on and on for years, this might the article for you. First off a little bit about me in this article I wrote about my experiment trying to move away from the US."

If you are living like that, why would leaving the US - not to mention leaving for Thailand - be the only option available ? If that's the way you are living, something must be wrong, but are we quite sure there aren't more adequate ways to remedy the problem ? Maybe it's the way you view life and the world which is the (hidden) issue ? Maybe you don't have any worthwhile goals or purposes in life ? Maybe you think this life is all there is, and so you are in desperate need of getting out of it all you can, while you can ?

If that's what's the problem, then yes, I can understand....

But you don't think EVERYONE in the US is living this sort of life ? So why would you have to ?
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It's all fun and games until somebody needs a dentist.
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^^^THIS^^^

LOL!!!

And be sure NOT to get arrested!! You'll never be seen again! LOL!!
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A few years ago, there was an interesting article in a Belgian magazine (P-Magazine) saying there are curiously many Belgians living in Thailand dying from violent causes...
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
The food is delicious and healthy in Thailand, the best of any kind. Most of the meals is usually some chicken, pork or beef with some rice like the other poster said.

Thailand caters to the nature types or the city dwellers, and I for one can't wait to go back there as this article has served some motivation for me.
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Although I practically never have the opportunity to eat it, I love Vietnamese and Thai food. Thai is much more spicy.
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07/21/2013 10:33 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
Hmmm lots of question.

Prices

2.2 lbs of pork 4usd
cigerettes 1.50 per pack
lettuce 30cents a head
pepsie 75 cents per liter
Whiskey cheap but good. 6.50 per liter
Bread 1.25 a loaf
chicken 2.2 lb 3.50
lots of veggies and fruits usually around a dollar for a couple of lbs. Food is cheap if you eat the local fair.

Transportion.

Cheapest motorcycle taxi 1 to 2 dollars just about any where in town. excluded bangkok (its big)
tuk tuk 3 wheeled motorcycle with seat in the rear seats 3, cost about 2 to 5 dollars anywhere in town (excluding bankok)
Metered taxis cheaper then unmetered, unmetered taxis (avoid hi priced)
San cow for traveling short hops between towns 1usd. Covered truck with bench seat in the back.

cheap bus 1.29 appox. 50 miles

luxury bus $12 to $15 for 400 miles, air con, reclining seats and stewardess...

Vans 75 miles appox. 5usd.

Lodging from 3usd up. 3 dollars sleeping room with fan shared bathroom. Many small hotels 15 to 20usd per nite with air con.

Visa available for marrage, retirement (50), busienss, costs about 1200usd to set up, school, work all one years cost around $75 dollar.

30 on arrival, 90 tourist visa if you get it before you arrive from Thai consulate. Once in country a border run gives you another 15 days on a visa on arrival.

Work. Not much work for foreigners, Many working as teachers requires degree. Lots of people open bars, you can own but you can't work in them. You just have to sit there and party. thai bar wages paid out about $10 per day. I do have some friend in real estate and they are doing well, down in the south.

All I can think of for now. Oh I opened a small resort with mostly monthy rentals. Invested $200,000 pays me about 600 per month. I have other income. But me and my wife could get by pretty good on the $600 per month. No rent helps.

more question welcome

Last Edited by talkstory on 07/21/2013 10:48 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
How about misc. costs like gym fees, taking classes on some hobbies, cost of a bottle of cola, laundry, nightclubs, etc

And yeah, living in a city vs country.

A question for everyone, how is living in BK vs Patayya?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25584283


Gym is $4 I think in Koh Samui.

Coke is about $1 or less.

Laundry cheap, maybe $2 kg.

BKK is great, have not been to pataya.
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07/21/2013 10:40 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
The author does need to put more info about various costs. Like getting around town in Bangkok.

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Taxi for 5-6 hours cost maybe $30.

Depends on you and how "nice" you are.
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07/21/2013 10:55 AM
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Re: Live in Paradise for 600 Bucks a Month? Take me to Thailand
The author does need to put more info about various costs. Like getting around town in Bangkok.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33521902


Taxi for 5-6 hours cost maybe $30.

Depends on you and how "nice" you are.
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Cheapest way to get around is to rent a 100cc to 125cc motor cycle automatic, no shift for about 3 to 5 dollars per day. Car for about $20, 200 to 400 cc bike for about 12usd per day.

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but when the dollar crashes you will be homeless in thailand

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