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Hi .

Just wondering as we now live in the UK but soon to retire to Thailand , what we can expect to be able to get away with cost wise for food per month.

We are not fussy eaters and there is only 2 of us ,, any advice welcome thanks

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Almost impossible to answer.
Will you only eat Thai food or only European food or the mix?
Will you cook or eat out?

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Almost impossible to answer.
Will you only eat Thai food or only European food or the mix?
Will you cook or eat out?

A mixture of both and we both cook ,, just a rough idea as I have seen some quotes in the 20000 region ! if that were the case we could never live there on the food

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You'll need to I've more info on where you will be

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Sorry Gary it will be in deep Issan

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Hi .

Just wondering as we now live in the UK but soon to retire to Thailand , what we can expect to be able to get away with cost wise for food per month.

We are not fussy eaters and there is only 2 of us ,, any advice welcome thanks
Eastern: stating the obvious, how much you'll spend depends entirely upon how much and of what you will buy. Thai food is economical by necessity. Thailand is not a monetarily rich country. Spiritually rich, not economically.

As you state that you are not "fussy" eaters, you will be fine. Realize that to eat Thai you are using rice and rice noodles as your base. Add chicken, pork, fish, vegetables and fruits, all available at very reasonable prices on the economy and you can stay within a very modest budget.

It is stated by many that Thai food is so "cheap" (I prefer reasonable), it doesn't even pay to cook for yourself. You will be fine.

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Eastern: stating the obvious, how much you'll spend depends entirely upon how much and of what you will buy. Thai food is economical by necessity. Thailand is not a monetarily rich country. Spiritually rich, not economically.

As you state that you are not "fussy" eaters, you will be fine. Realize that to eat Thai you are using rice and rice noodles as your base. Add chicken, pork, fish, vegetables and fruits, all available at very reasonable prices on the economy and you can stay within a very modest budget.

It is stated by many that Thai food is so "cheap" (I prefer reasonable), it doesn't even pay to cook for yourself. You will be fine.

Yeah cheers mate just wondering what someones actual similar budget is for the month

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Yeah cheers mate just wondering what someones actual similar budget is for the month
Eastern: Budgets are all over the place. You'll find some folks spending the minimum and you'll find some spending the maximum. Everyone's tastes, preferences, life-style, and, of course, nest egg are different.

Browse the "advise needed from experienced people" and "average cost of living" threads in the Basement Lounge forum. Great variations exist.

You'll be able to find a menu that will suit just about any budget.

As Eamon refered to them, budget questions are "How long is a piece of string" questions.

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Living in the Esan, not fussy about food..........I expect you to spend approx. THB 150 per day for 2 on food. There you go.

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Then I agree with the other comments, $5-10 per day is ample and you will eat extremely well, if a little differently than at home, but room for a few luxuries in that budget

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