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    Living like a King in Chiang Mai on less than $2000 a month

    Good old Barry, living like a king he is on less then Bt60K a month.

    1. Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Thanks to its weather and low cost of living, Thailand has been on retirees' radars for years, and Chiang Mai is cheap, even by Thai standards.

    "For under $2,000, I live like a king," says Barry, a Canadian who relocated to Chiang Mai in early 2009. Since then, he has rented a 1,200-square-foot condo for a little more than $400 per month. Groceries are no big concern, usually running him about $50 per month. Restaurants cost about twice that at $100 per month -- and he goes out to eat almost every day.

    Barry says that Chiang Mai has just about everything he needs. "There are Western-style restaurants, entertainment venues and social events," he says. The city has several modern hospitals. "I had an emergency spinal fusion two years ago at a cost of 280,000 baht (about $9,300 at the time). In Canada, medical coverage is free, but the waiting time is long. Here, the service is almost instantaneous and very professional."

    More routine medical issues are so inexpensive, Barry says, that he doesn't need insurance to cover them. "Going to a dentist for a checkup and cleaning is 500 baht," or about $17.
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/6-cheap-places-to-retire-abroad-160709561.html

    $150 a month on food. Living like a King. Hmmmm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    $150 a month on food. Living like a King. Hmmmm.
    I can spend that just on cheese every month

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    150 baht per day for food could be done but doubt he's frequenting many of the "western" restaurants he mentions.

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    Barry's are renowned bullshitters.

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    Sounds like he's eating out every day, noodle stalls are out on the pavement for the most part.

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    If he can doit and be happy, good for him

    and he was obviously an alcoholic and doesn't drink

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    Terrible use of the English language : How many Kings live in Condos?

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    seven

    oh, I wonder if he has a carriage or just a bike?

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    Surely a man of that calibre travels around Chiang Mai in a motorcade.

    Cunningly disguised as pickups, tuk tuks and motorbikes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    $150 a month on food. Living like a King. Hmmmm.
    I can spend that just on cheese every month

    Just ate $10.00 worth of cheese on my crackers.


    Barry is talking shit.

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