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    Bt 20,000 - Decent life in Laos?

    There is a thread running now on the forum about if one could live from a 5 rai farm in Thailand; the majority seems to agree that it is doable, but won’t make you rich.

    That made me think of the offer I got a while ago. I was asked to work for a company outside VTE for approx. BT 20,000 a month.

    I declined the offer (mainly because of the location).

    Would Bt 20,000 have allowed for a decent living?

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    ^5000 for a squat??? I lived in a nice 3 bed place in Chiangmai for 5K a month a few years ago.Thai price not farang though.

    Just out of VT it would have to be much cheaper.....????

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    OOps sorry, I've just re read the title and see Laos.
    i read it as LOS

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    BT 20,000 a month should it not read a day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artist View Post
    BT 20,000 a month should it not read a day?
    Approx. Bt 20,000, or LAK 5,500,000 per month.

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    I know you said the place was outside VTE, but I don't know where. Here are some rentals in VTE. They start from 200 USD


    apartment for rent

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    It doesn't matter how much money you have in Laos, as there is nothing worth buying there.

    Laos makes Bournemouth look positively exciting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    It doesn't matter how much money you have in Laos, as there is nothing worth buying there.
    Wine, beer lao, beer lao dark, pale skinned Asian girls with big boobies, French food, a nice motorbike to spend the weekends exploring/adventuring, pale skinned Asian girls with big boobies, beer lao. A nice house.

    No, 20,000thb would not supply anything close to a decent living.

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    ^yep,I'd go there just for the Wine and food.....not to mention the big boobies of course....

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    Just log onto TD, plenty of tits on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    Just log onto TD, plenty of tits on here.
    Sure is.

    http://teakdoor.com/members-only/863...-t-shirts.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    It doesn't matter how much money you have in Laos, as there is nothing worth buying there.

    Laos makes Bournemouth look positively exciting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    It doesn't matter how much money you have in Laos, as there is nothing worth buying there.
    Wine, beer lao, beer lao dark, pale skinned Asian girls with big boobies, French food, a nice motorbike to spend the weekends exploring/adventuring, pale skinned Asian girls with big boobies, beer lao. A nice house.

    No, 20,000thb would not supply anything close to a decent living.
    I have never been to Bournemouth, its website says it has 'stunning white beaches' - indeed, Laos doesnt have that.

    I guess that if you want to do some weekends exploring, and have a nice house, even Bt 40,000 isnt enough, also not in Laos.

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    For sure.

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    I've only visited Laos, I found it slightly more expensive than Isaan for basics like food- an awful lot of the stuff you consume there is imported. 20k seems pretty hand to mouth to me.

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