5 Reasons Why We Chose To Live In Thailand

5 Reasons Why We Chose To Live In Thailand

5 Reasons Why We Chose To Live In Thailand 

As digital nomads, we have travelled to many countries like Sri Lanka, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. And even though we spent significant time exploring these destinations, no country could charm us into settling down for good other than Thailand! 

Due to its unique beauty and culture, Thailand has become a worldwide favourite among tourists. However, with so much to offer, many expats ultimately end up staying here permanently. Thus, as a booster of high living standards with low costs, quality healthcare, unlimited career options, and wholesome hospitality – Thailand is truly a land of Smiles! 

So, keeping the spirit alive, here are 5 reasons why we chose to live in Thailand!

1. Thailand has a Central Location on the Asian Peninsula!

Geographically, Thailand holds a prime location in South East Asia. It is in a central location where travelling to other countries like Korea, Japan, Malaysia, China, Maldives, or Cambodia is easy. 

With this country, you are just a hop, skip, and jump away from some of the world's most captivating destinations. For example, the majestic temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and the fascinating islands of Bali are just 2-3 hours of flight away. So packing up and spending weekends in different countries isn't a hassle anymore!

Also, Thailand's strategic location means you are well-connected to international hubs, making travel a breeze. And let's not forget the diverse expat community and welcoming locals ready to make you feel right at home. So, why just visit when you can call Thailand your forever home sweet home?

2. Tropical Weather All Around the Year

Cold weather does have its charm, but when the temperature goes below freezing degrees, and snow makes it impossible to travel, you'll want to escape it forever. In Thailand, that's not the case. 

The weather here is sunny and bright throughout the year. It is warm and cosy during the day and cool and breezy during the night. Perfect weather to enjoy beachside camping and bonfires all year round! As a tropical country, the climate seasons are divided into 3 main categories. 

From March to May, it is hot. June to October includes the rainy and humid seasons. Lastly, it is cool and breezy from November to February with mid-twenties temperatures. The monsoons can bring heavy showers but are short-lived, followed by bright sun and clear sunset. And that is what we love the most about it!

3. Thailand Has a Rich Thai Cuisine   

When we tell you Thai food is worth every cent of yours, we are not lying. This cuisine combines 5 flavour buds of yours – salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and spicy – all on one plate. Everything is worth trying, from spicy Thai salads to savoury noodles and ubiquitous rice dishes. You can find vendors in almost every nook and corner selling traditional Thai food – that too only for $1!

Our personal favourite is Khao soI chicken and mango sticky rice for dessert. You can also mix and try different dishes to make combinations like I like with my fried cashew nut and Thai papaya salad. Also, remember to try Khao Phat and steamed dumplings. You'll love it!     

4. Enter Thailand Through Multiple Visa Options 

Thailand is a tourist-rich country. Alone in 2023, 25.8 Million tourists visited Bangkok, the Capital of Thailand. This tourism contributed to the country's increased economic activities. Thus, Thailand offers many different visa options to keep tourism a source of income.

For starters, there is a tourist visa with which you can stay in Thailand for up to 3 months without any problem. Digital nomads like us have different types of nomad visas, such as LTR (Long Term Resident) visas or Elite visas. 

Although these visas are expensive, they come with many perks and packages. On the other hand, if you are over 50 and retiring from your job, Thailand also offers a retirement visa for you!     

5. Low Costs Offer High Living Standards!

One of the main reasons we chose to live in Thailand was its affordability. Giving up everything and moving to Thailand was challenging. But its rich culture and high living standards, complemented by low living costs, can attract you easily.

Moreover, compared to the Western world, life's essential luxuries are much cheaper. For example, you can eat out daily, get weekly massages, travel on a weekend trip, and still save on your budget! Unbelievable, right? 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Is Thailand Pet Friendly?

Yes, Thailand is a pet-friendly country. There is no quarantine period unlike other countries. You can fly your pet safely here. Just complete all the veterinary and administrative requirements like rabies vaccination.

2. How much does it cost to live in Thailand?

Living in Thailand is much cheaper than living in the United States. For an average person, the monthly cost of living is anywhere between $2,670 to $3,288 a month. 

3. Is Thailand a good place to live?

Yes! Thailand is a great place to live. From low living costs, rich culture and cuisine, tropical year-round weather, to hospitable people, everything in Thailand is worthwhile!

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