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StrictThemes says

It’s pretty nice and really safe place for living. Also, the moving process is easiest – everything you need is a flight ticket and passport. With Russian passport you can stay in Thailand unlimited time. You just have to cross a board once per month or make a long-term visa. However, it’s very risky to try to move with low income.

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quickandeasy says

I’m on the beach in Thailand right now: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201245106597864&set=a.3029812112459.2124021.1477558322&type=1&theater&notif_t=like

...doing a little work.

I live in Chiang Mai now (up north), which I use as a base to travel around Asia. Plus, Chiang Mai is awesome. I would recommend it to anyone.

My internet connection is bad right now, but I’ll dig up a previous thread I posted about setting goals to work towards them.

I posted about wanting Envato to put $200 a month towards my travel expenses. Now my monthly GR account pays my rent.

Thailand has a great mix of standard of living and quality of life at a great price, but don’t be fooled into thinking you can get by on pennies here and live a paradise lifestyle.

I spend around $2,500-$3,000 a month, which is around 90,000 Thai Baht (or, 9x the average monthly income).

My lifestyle is epic, though, and a lot of my expenditure can be cut down.

I have American friends who get by on $800 a month. But focus on the get by.

With the paperwork and visa runs required to stay here, they’ve basically moved from one country to work their ass off to another country to work their ass off.

Do I think you should earn money online and come to live in Thailand? Yes I think it’s a great idea. Do I think you should do it before you have a steady stream of cash whether freelance or passive? No, definitely not.

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quickandeasy says

If you value your life don’t move, Thailand is a very corrupt country and they treat killing, robbing foreigners like a business. Do you own research, otherwise you may end up as the many foreigners that apparently go on vacation to “kill themselves” by jumping from the roof with their hands/legs tied up.

Been here a year now, the only corruption I’ve been a victim of is having to pay a police officer $10 for riding my motorbike without a helmet (daft thing to do anyway), and again for parking my bike in front of a “no parking sign”. I’d prefer to pay a corrupt officer than go through the process of paying the fine properly.

I value my life. I’ve had to go to the hospital twice here in Thailand, both times the quality of service kicked the NHS’s (UK National Health Service) ass.

I’ve spent time in all the main tourist areas, too. Never seen someone strung up from a roof, but I have seen thousands of foreigners so drunk they have no idea what their name is.

Also, to add to this point, I’ve been robbed twice in my life. Once was in France, the other was in my home city of Manchester. Since being in Thailand, I haven’t witnessed any violence and I feel safer walking around the streets in Thailand than I do in the UK.

Sure, there’ll be the occasional horror story of a tourist getting into trouble – but that happens everywhere.

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LuisFaus says

I actually been living in Bangkok now for 5 and a half years, and I don’t plan to go back to my home country at any point in the future.

I came here with some cash saved, thus allowed me to live comfortably while looking for a permanent job, from which I worked for the past 4 years. The rest, I was able to become a fully functional freelancer both working locally and internationally with clients.

You can live happily with around 1000 euros ( in Bangkok ) And I am able to party every week along with plenty of visits during the month to upscale restaurants. Now if you want a more thriving life, with a bit more money you can certainly live like a king.

I wouldn’t recommend however to come here without a steady flow of internet income or with little to none savings, as one might end up in very bad places. Otherwise, Thailand is the highest rated country to move & work in the world nowadays.

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LuisFaus says

If you value your life don’t move, Thailand is a very corrupt country and they treat killing, robbing foreigners like a business. Do you own research, otherwise you may end up as the many foreigners that apparently go on vacation to “kill themselves” by jumping from the roof with their hands/legs tied up.

This a rather high point of discussion really; Corruption is everywhere in every country of the world. Here is just more “open” to the public. To get threatened you must either done a very bad thing like “loose face” or end up not paying the “bar fine”. The robbing part it certainly depends where the hell you go at night, but I have walked in the slums of Bangkok at 4am and I certainly feel safer than in some streets of London or Spain.

The foreigners that are found tied up and “suicided” have obviously crossed up with either mafia or made a fatal mistake with them. Its not common, but its well known. If you see an scorpion tatoo, turn away. Or if by instance, one like drugs, this is not the country to live in.

But all and all, Thailand is by far of greater living standards than the whole of Europe.

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Infraction says

Thank you for important and interesting information!!!

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billyf says


If you value your life don’t move, Thailand is a very corrupt country and they treat killing, robbing foreigners like a business. Do you own research, otherwise you may end up as the many foreigners that apparently go on vacation to “kill themselves” by jumping from the roof with their hands/legs tied up.

This a rather high point of discussion really; Corruption is everywhere in every country of the world. Here is just more “open” to the public. To get threatened you must either done a very bad thing like “loose face” or end up not paying the “bar fine”. The robbing part it certainly depends where the hell you go at night, but I have walked in the slums of Bangkok at 4am and I certainly feel safer than in some streets of London or Spain.

The foreigners that are found tied up and “suicided” have obviously crossed up with either mafia or made a fatal mistake with them. Its not common, but its well known. If you see an scorpion tatoo, turn away. Or if by instance, one like drugs, this is not the country to live in.

But all and all, Thailand is by far of greater living standards than the whole of Europe.
I have to agree with Luis. Being a neighbour of Thailand (and knowing people who live there), I think Thai people are quite friendly towards tourists / foreigners compared to people in most other countries. Although you might read some news about their ‘riot’ (especially recently in Bangkok), it’s actually more like a large festival and they won’t purposely harm foreigners / tourists.

Of course, the general safety precaution of traveling still applies (i.e. don’t walk alone in a dark alley etc.), but I think if you behave like a normal citizen / tourist and don’t cause any problems, Thailand is considered quite safe for foreigners and many people like that place for its low living cost. If it were that bad, it can’t be one of the top tourist destinations in the region / world.

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purethemes says

I visited Thailand once, and I couldn’t shake the feeling that being white, the only thing that locals would see in me and smile to, is my money. It was far worse in Indonesia, which is very poor country, but the friendliest place I’ve been is Malaysia (depends on the region). Malaysia is also quite cheap place (rent a room in good place for 100-200$ per month, one good meal in kopitiam for 1-3$), less touristy, but very beautiful and friendly

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Njanimator says

So many Helpful reply’s
I will only suggest to increase YouR Items and sales then do a research on Thailand Country peoples and try to live in a crowded place if you really want to shift

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Infraction says

Thank you!!!

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