Living in Phuket for 3 years, I met many expats, of all social classes, so I could get an idea about the real price of living in Thailand. We must think of everything count, notament, prices for air tickets for renewing visas, development of a house, going out to meet friends, etc. ... Many things do not seem dear at first but on the one hand with the exchange rate is low, and the multitude of things to buy to install are in the end it is necessary to have a starting capital. It all depends what one picks up on moving to Thailand. All prices that I will give you are based on current exchange rate at March 31, 2012 € 1 = 40 baht, simple to calculate, if you want to know the value of 1,000 euros, is multiplied by 40, then 40,000 baht, otherwise, is divided. Let's say the minimum monthly expense will be approximately 800 euros (32,000 baht), this is really a minimum. (You can always get to spend less, but then we fall a little in the margins, no outings, no friends, little or no telephone, no internet, etc ...) In the 800 euros I count: 200 euros (between 7000 and 10000 baht) for renting a small house (it is very easy, but it is often necessary to pay 6 months in advance), for internet, ADSL 6 Mbps, the subscription TV cable, telephone charges, costs around 40 euros per month, for the essence of your bike, about 30 euros, to eat the meal at the restaurant will cost 2.50 euros (without beer) and will instead look in the 5 euros if you take a drink. 2 meals on days 30 days are around 300 euros, the rest will serve to circulate and meet your friends without being detected as a picnic dish around! He will ask the following question: Are you alone or with (e), and if so, with a thai? or your wife to europe? In the first case, expect many extras, have a Thai wife has a cost! You will need to maintain, participate in family life, I can not give you precise about it so there are differences, say at least have a Thai girlfriend will cost about 400 euros per month, the budget ( 800 euros) is now well over! Coming here, you will need to buy a motorcycle (or car depending on your budget) for a used bike costs around 400 euros, furnish your home, mattress, bed, wardrobe, TV, tables, chairs, stoves, sheets , .... etc. About 1500 euros, 2000 if you want AC. We find furnished houses, the rental price is obviously more expensive. The first year cost more than the following (about 15,000 euros), remember the price of airline tickets, euro 1000 to return to Europe once a year, and also money you spend in your country of origin. I know people here who live on 500 euros, but it really gets a associale life, no movement, no internet or communication, etc. .... And who else have a more substantial budget (1200 to 1500 euros / month) which then benefits from a life equivalent to that of europe which would cost 4000 euros. It is therefore necessary to prepare for his departure, the ideal is to have a pension (apartment rented or otherwise) in your home country. I am at your disposal for any information of prices. Didier
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