The Cost of Living In Thailand. Live A Millionaire's Lifestyle On A Shoestring Budget!
So, after spending an incredible couple of weeks in Thailand, I am 120% relaxed, refreshed & ready to move there, hehe! No seriously
If you've ever been to Thailand, you would know that you either completely fall in love with the place, or you hate it.
For me, I fell in love. Hook, line & sinker. So much so, that I want to live there. No really
It's a completely different lifestyle from the Western World. It's a simple way of living, that isn't overtaken by material wants or working long and stressful hours.
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Everything about it istranquil and reinvigorating. The food is clean, fresh & super healthy and the people are so friendly it's known as the 'Land of Smiles' & for good reason!
All of this got my thinking about the Cost of Living in Thailand. How much would I really need to livethe 'Good Life,' that so many struggle to create in their home countries?
Certainly, not near the amount I'd need in my home country, Australia.
So, I put this rough estimate of the Cost of Living in Thailand per month, from my experiences:
- 3 course meal for 2 at a nice restaurant 500 Baht ($16 AUD)
- Luxurious 2 bedroom apartment monthly rent 15,000 Baht ($500 AUD)
- Utilities (Electric, AC/Heat, Water, Internet, Garbage) 2,000 Baht ($60 AUD)
- Food & beverage monthly budget for 2 people 4,500 Baht ($140 AUD)
- Full time housekeeper 7,500 Baht ($250 AUD)
- Car & motorbike hire monthly cost 600 Baht ($20 AUD)
- 2 hour traditional Thai massage for 1 person 400 Baht ($13 AUD)
- Entertainment this can be as much or as little as you like 1,000 Baht ($33 AUD)
So, the total for this lavish lifestyle is 31,500 Baht or $1,045 AUD per month.
Now, here's the really sexy part, that gets me super excited about living in Thailand
Let's say you add the below lavish and luxurious expenses to your monthly budget:
- Daily 1 hour massage for 2 people 12,000 Baht ($400 AUD)
- Daily 3 course dinner a at nice local restaurant 15,000 Baht ($500 AUD)
So, for an extra 27,000 Baht or $900 AUD per month, you would be living the life of a true millionaire, on a fraction of the budget.
Your total monthly expenses would still be under $2,000 AUD
AND, the best part you'd be living like a King, every single day!
Pretty awesome, huh?
I don't know about you but living in an lavish apartment, eating freshly served food, drinking out of coconuts, having a housekeeper and enjoying daily Thai massages really is the ultimate freedom, stress free lifestyle!
Especially when you're surrounded by happy, gentle & loving people. Sure beats going to work everyday for a controlling, grumpy, negative & depressing boss
Imagine the type of lifestyle you could be living with $5,000 or even $10,000 a month. It would literally blow your mind. It certainly blows mine!
Now, there is a trick to making this work, obviously.
You MUST to be earning dollars in your home country's currency, as the average monthly income for a local Thai person is around 15,000 Baht ($468 USD).
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Posted in Memorial Post Date 02/07/2015