- Minimum Salary in Bangkok
- Saving Money
- Food Price (Expensive, inexpensive and cheap restaurants)
- Traveling in Thailand or South-east Asia
If you’re in small cities like Hua-hin prices are reasonable there. A beer might cost less than Bangkok and food is cheaper compared to Bangkok. Hua-hin definitely is not the place where you can make a lot of money but it’s a city on the coasts so that covers everything up. If you plan to live in a quite place close to the beach I would recommend Hua-Hin.
But if you plan to live in a place close to the mountains then Chiangmai, Chiangrai are the places to go. Lots of job opportunity in Chiangmai as many expats are moving to one of the coolest cities of Thailand. Enjoy elephant trekking, motorbike rides on no traffic streets. There’s no area of the city where you can’t see the mountains. It’s also a great place for Vegans as many Thai-Chinese restaurants are available, probably more than Bangkok as well.
Thailand has got almost everything but it at the end it all depends on your pocket and your trip. If you’re planning just to travel South-East Asia then it makes more sense living within the Thai community and learning more about their culture and their simple lifestyle. On the other hand if you’ve a hefty budget where you can afford to spend more than $1000 on rent then living in downtown is definitely a great place to make some contacts with rich Thais and also expat community.
Also, a great thing about Thailand is that it’s centrally located in South-east Asia. Travelling to the beautiful cities of Laos, Indonesia, and Burma is easy and doesn’t cost a lot of money. You can take a bus to the border and go to Cambodia, Burma, Laos and a short flight to Indonesia is also a good option.
If you plan to live in Thailand – the best part is having a Thai girlfriend so that she can take you around different places of Thailand without you getting ripped and at the same time you having a great time as well.
Make sure you plan well about things like – House rent or Condo rent, Beer cost, Food Price in a restaurant or home cooked food. It’s always good to plan beforehand and set a monthly budget before you get a job. Websites like Ajarn.com is quite a useful resource for foreigners working as Teachers in Thailand and doing quite well. They also have a forum where they discuss about various topics on Thailand.
Now it’s your turn to decide and make a move out of your boring lifestyle and move to Thailand (land of smiles). If you have any questions or want to add anything apart from this you’re most welcome to post it in the comment section.