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Old 9th July 2011, 07:19 PM
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Money goes a long way in Thailand once you learn the pitfalls.

My basic salary will be THB24,000 per month when i start teaching in september, which is fine if you don't party every night.

I have always lived a simple live and never wanted anything too much, so for me this is fine.

My girlfriend is a Thai National and she lives on less than that as a nurse, it really depends on what type of life style you want.

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What are the pitfalls? I know that there is a Thai price and a farang price. Are there others?

In terms of lifestyle, I hope to be able to afford a 650 sq. ft. single bedroom furnished condo within walking distance (thirty minutes) of the Old City of Chiang Mai, with tv and Internet; a good computer; dinner out once or twice a month; books; and maybe a bit of travel in other regions of Thailand, once or twice a year, for a total of maybe one or two months, especially rural Thailand; and occasional public transit. My main activities will be writing, reading, photography, visiting spirit houses and temples, and meditation. Does 40,000 baht per month sound adequate for that lifestyle?



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Money goes a long way in Thailand once you learn the pitfalls.

My basic salary will be THB24,000 per month when i start teaching in september, which is fine if you don't party every night.

I have always lived a simple live and never wanted anything too much, so for me this is fine.

My girlfriend is a Thai National and she lives on less than that as a nurse, it really depends on what type of life style you want.

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Lately several immigration offices require proof of income by presenting the bankbook (showing regular income at a 65000/40000 level).
They are now well aware, that most embassies legalise the signature and not the nature of the message(read: amount)

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