Moving across the world can seem like a scary decision to make and possibly a stupid one if things do not go right. However, moving to Thailand is a different story. Changing cultures and lifestyles may not seem like your type of thing, but once you learn about Thailand’s up and coming expat community and their way of life, you may re-think that.
If you are constantly feeling a need for change, not just in your lifestyle, but also where you live, then Thailand is what you may need. Learn what all the hype is about, when discovering the up and coming expat community in this Asian country:
The Laid Back Culture
The best thing about Thailand for older individuals or those who are excited to escape their 9-5 routine, is the laid-back lifestyle. It is not just about their up-and-coming cities, it is simply their way of life.
Everyone in Thailand is laid back, it is a fact. Some people may see it as being lazy, but it is actually a way of life for them. There is no set time to wake up and be at work. In fact, you do not even need to worry about what you are going to do each day. The lifestyle is taking one moment at a time. Essentially it means you are on a forever vacation. How nice does that sound?
Thailand has been up and coming for a long time, because there are always new projects in development. The country offers never-ending opportunity for new developments and cities, and there is always something being planned and built, especially when it comes to living communities.
There is also a never-ending selection of new and hip communities, since Thailand has one of the best real estate markets in the world, especially in Hua Hin as you can see here: . You will always have something to look forward to and something new to experience.
The weather usually ranges from 31 degrees Celsius to 36 degrees Celsius all year round, which is especially important for many older people seeking a warmer climate. However, the best months range from November to April, because that is when it drops a few degrees cooler and stays dry.
The number one reason people quit their jobs and decide move to Thailand is due to the weather, especially if you live in North America or Europe. Most states have a good 3 to 4 months of summer, but Thailand is basically summer all year round. You never have to own three different types of clothes; summer, winter, spring, and you can enjoy the beaches all year round. Imagine living in a place you never have to plan for weather changes?
Cost Of Living
The selling point for you may be money. The moment you realize how much money you will save living in Thailand, you will find yourself packing up your bags and looking for the next fight out. Many expats who made the move to Thailand report that they saved 10,000+ dollars the first year they lived there compared to their yearly expenses in at home.
The cost of rent, food, transportation, and just about anything you need for everyday life is exceptionally cheaper. Apartments for rent usually start around $300 a month, with the most expensive being $1,000 a month. Some people pay as little as $700 a month on a three-bedroom condominium.
Another bonus of moving to Thailand is the food. The food life is adventurous in Thailand, but also delicious. You may be hesitant at first when you think about foreign cuisine, however Thailand really knows how to make good food. Thai food tastes great and is generally always healthy. They also have traditional Western meals if you ever feel homesick, however, people come from all over the world just to have traditional Thai food that you will not find anywhere else.