Advantages of living of retiring in Thailand, there are a good number of advantages, below is my summary of the most popular, overtime I will be adding many more, but in the mean time here are a few advantages of retiring in Phuket or anywhere in Thailand. One thing you’ll notice if you haven’t already, this web site focuses a lot on Phuket, that’s because this is the location of my retirement, but whatever location in Thailand you prefer, I hope my web site can help you fulfill your retirement dreams.
Cost of Living
This is by far the most important reason why Thailand is an excellent location for retirement. Many folks are collecting some type of monthly pension, if you are on a pension this really the way to go because you always have that monthly cash flow. If you have more than one pension the better, I currently only have one from my retirement from the US Navy, but once I become eligible for Social Security benefits that’s just another check in the bank, I’m still quite a few years away from receiving this benefit.
We all know we need at least these fundamentals in order to survive; housing, food and water, if you have enough cash flow to cover these fundamentals you’re in there. There is one important point I would like to remind you of “Live by Your Means” always make a budget and stick to it.
A place to live is available for all budget levels, the big factor is where you want to live, example a two-bedroom apartment not far from the beach for just $500.00 USD, if you have the income resources you can live a very lavish lifestyle anywhere from $1800 – $4000 USD per month. Thailand is loaded with tasty foods and you can live off of $5.00 a day, plenty of open markets and roadside food stands to choose from. Thailand has a very good selection of supermarkets with both Western and Thai foods you should not have any problems finding your ingredients for any type meal you prepare. Just find a budget that works for you.
A New Lifestyle
A low Cost of living will really give you a nice new lifestyle, think about the opportunities you normally can’t do in your home country, Thailand because of its low cost will allow you to just about anything. If you are looking for that special SPA treatment western prices normally run $140.00 in Thailand a complete SPA treatment may run you $25.00. Outdoor activities there is much to choose from, SCUBA diving, golfing, sailing and much more, you can find almost any outdoor activity in Thailand for a fraction of the cost.
If you love to shop, Thailand is known a paradise for shopping, you can find just about anything at rock bottom prices. If you are shopping for clothes, jewelry or furniture you can really find some good deals, most places outside a major mall you can haggle with the vendors to get your best price. My advice is go where the local Thais shop, you can really learn how to shop like the Thais, we always get with our Thai friends, they can always point you in the right direction when it comes to finding a bargain.
Did you know that Thailand has some of the best medical services in the world? All doctors and nurses are very well trained, Thailand’s government run hospitals have some of the best services around, health tourism is really becoming a big business, and most hospital procedures can be performed at a fraction of the price when you compare it to the United States.