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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Check out a real local Thai market some time and you'll find that things haven't changed terribly much over the years.
    Generally except for big changes upward on rice and eggs.

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    I find that western foods such as cooked ham, cheese etc are now twice the price of the UK.

    Thai grown/produced products are also much more expensive in BKK supermarkets like Foodland. In Khlong Toei market though they are still reasonably cheap, even though the price has definitely risen.

    Fast food shite like KFC or McD's is now only marginaly cheaper than in the UK.

    Also, the 35/40bt something on rice places and the noodle places (full of sugar,salt and MSG) are still relatively cheap.
    And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

    The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Only been back about 2 weeks and noticing the dramatic price hikes for day to day living how the hell are the average Thais able to pay these days.?
    whores on craig list are asking for 6500 for 12 hours or 2500 for two, bloody disgrace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty2017 View Post
    I find that western foods such as cooked ham, cheese etc are now twice the price of the UK.
    Same in CA. Actually a lot cheaper, better quality and selection. Like most of us some western foods are needed to quench a yeaning so we pay. Conversly Thai food and ingredients in CA are 10 times the price than in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Generally except for big changes upward on rice and eggs.
    Which is kinda significant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Which is kinda significant!
    Sure is given both are used in near all Thai meals.

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    Always found the Big Mac Index an interesting measure.

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/...for-a-big-mac/

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    The price of eggs is regularly mentioned as an economic indicator, isn't it.

    I don't think the average Thai is quite so free 'n easy about inflation as you, jeff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Conversly Thai food and ingredients in CA are 10 times the price than in Thailand.
    Off-topic, but...

    Know what I had a hard time finding in the US/Florida?

    Thai Basil. The krappow basil. The horapha one.

    Ho-lee fuck I couldn't find it anywhere and ended up buying actual plants that a Thai woman was selling at a temple.

    Was expensive too. $60 bucks each for a large, 5ft tall one that looked like a male pot plant.

    Anyway was a pain in the ass. Apparently Thai food is completely non authentic without it and basically a crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Always found the Big Mac Index an interesting measure.
    do they really cost $5.30 in the US in 2017?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Star of Light was still 700b as of yesterday afternoon.


    Maybe it was just overpriced 10 yrs ago.
    Good to see you supplementing your low income with some work that gives your diet protein
    Pretty soon you'll have enough baht for a new kitchen oven and you'll be able to cook some proper food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    The price of eggs is regularly mentioned as an economic indicator, isn't it.

    I don't think the average Thai is quite so free 'n easy about inflation as you, jeff.
    Yet, many [more than you might consider] secure their own rice and eggs for personal/familial consumption - so any economic comparison and analysis might be moot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Apparently Thai food is completely non authentic without it and basically a crisis.
    Yeah its annoying but this is kind of true. There are a few places that sell it around me, but it expires and molds within 48 hours max. Not sure if its coming from Thailand or what. Its expensive enough where it should be. But I doubt it

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    Ye Teak Bore knows the wife of everyfling and the fail u of muffin
    A days pensbion more rice than I need per year
    Fish in the River free with application or 49 baht a brace in wet market
    No pollies no general erections priceless

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze View Post
    There are a few places that sell it around me
    Yeah but I wonder if what they are selling is the actual horapha one. Plenty of Asian markets around were selling Asian basil but it wasn't the Thai one. Holy basil, lemon basil, but not the horapha one.

    Also jeff must be drunk because he sent me a red to inform me that it doesn't grow in the US. Derp. No shit. There isn't really a market for an herb with a shelf life of hours that's indigenous to SEA. It grows just fine in Florida, just like marijuana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Yeah but I wonder if what they are selling is the actual horapha one. Plenty of Asian markets around were selling Asian basil but it wasn't the Thai one. Holy basil, lemon basil, but not the horapha one.

    Also jeff must be drunk because he sent me a red to inform me that it doesn't grow in the US. Derp. No shit. There isn't really a market for an herb with a shelf life of hours that's indigenous to SEA. It grows just fine in Florida, just like marijuana.

    No it doesn't - not even in your beloved Florida.
    Real true Thai basil.....which should be noted, that base varieties of basil[s] are native to Siam.

    Thick cunts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Also jeff must be drunk because he sent me a red to inform me that it doesn't grow in the US. Derp. No shit.
    LMAO, he sent me a red earlier that was just like that.

    I was like "what the fuck was that all about"? But its Jeff you know. Best to not ask too many questions. Or any questions, really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    No it doesn't - not even in your beloved Florida.
    Weird. I bought a few plants of Thai basil and they, you know, grew in florida.

    Even in the sandy soil.

    They are literal weeds, jeff.

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    Well did the rounds today of BigC Tesco and Lotus, and found lots of things have gone up in price.

    My ring donuts I used to buy for 5 baht each are now 10 baht. so have to go without.

    We mostly go to the Markets for fruit and veg when they have them, which are relatively cheaper.

    Anyone know if the supermarkets have ever had Prices wars over here.?

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    The definitive indicator examples - Big C, Lotus, Makro, Seven, etc.


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    Jeff as we all know, you eat at the temple in Portland.

    Just because you post pics you find on the web Jeff means fek all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Weird. I bought a few plants of Thai basil and they, you know, grew in florida.
    Ditto. Last I checked w/ my seester, zee Thai basil plants were holding up just fine in the herb garden over thar' in SW Flor-ee-duh.

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    I've got lovely Thai Basil plants in the UK.

    Perhaps someone told Dimwit Jeff you can only get them in Thailand.

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    After reading that we'll just have to make sure that the only Basil we use is grown in Thailand, for it to be authentic Basil, all the other Basil's are no good imitations.
    Of course I'll have to double check this new information with the very knowledgeable Thai wives that are Mary's friends, why they haven't mentioned this before is unusual. I'm sure it would be on a Thai priority list of food topics.

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