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    The rising cost of living in Thailand

    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.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    dramatic price hikes
    care to give us some examples?

    I see marlboro light are nearly half a days wage now

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    ^Big price hikes on imported goods, coddling the domestic industries.

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    Cigs for one Krong thip we're 75 baht a couple of months ago now 95baht.

    Eating out in restaurants, in Jomtien for 8 days has seen a considerable rise in prices.

    The kids love eating in KFC Mc ds etc and the prices have shot up, for example, fillet of fish burger 69baht it was 39 baht a couple of months ago, a coke in Mac'ers 69 baht.a cone of ice cream was 10 baht now 15 baht

    Also seen one ball of ice cream in a cone 70 baht, which i quickly refused my dauhters selection.
    Looking in Tesco Lotus, Big C prices have also had big price hikes with there clothing.

    Just bought 3 kg of chicken 255 baht 15 baht increase per kg.

    To be honest I've tried ignoring the prices and just paying but seeing my spending increased dramatically.

    The prices of Hotel rooms also

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    If cigarettes, eating out, fast food, hotel rooms etc. constitute your "day to day living" then there's your answer right there.

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    ^^ Yeah, but how about the increase in the rental income you get from yer land?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    ^^ Yeah, but how about the increase in the rental income you get from yer land?

    What land is that Luigi, I can't own land here.

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    The land you paid for.


    I'm just looking at cinema tickets for My Little Pony. 270b for a Honeymoon Seat. Which I presume is for two, or I'll be leaving the kid outside.

    Fancy it Sweet-Cheeks? You can buy the 400thb Maccer's afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Cigs for one Krong thip we're 75 baht a couple of months ago now 95baht.

    Eating out in restaurants, in Jomtien for 8 days has seen a considerable rise in prices.

    The kids love eating in KFC Mc ds etc and the prices have shot up, for example, fillet of fish burger 69baht it was 39 baht a couple of months ago, a coke in Mac'ers 69 baht.a cone of ice cream was 10 baht now 15 baht

    Also seen one ball of ice cream in a cone 70 baht, which i quickly refused my dauhters selection.
    Looking in Tesco Lotus, Big C prices have also had big price hikes with there clothing.

    Just bought 3 kg of chicken 255 baht 15 baht increase per kg.

    To be honest I've tried ignoring the prices and just paying but seeing my spending increased dramatically.

    The prices of Hotel rooms also
    You're a chef and feed your kids KFC and Macdonalds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    The land you paid for.


    I'm just looking at cinema tickets for My Little Pony. 270b for a Honeymoon Seat. Which I presume is for two, or I'll be leaving the kid outside.

    Fancy it Sweet-Cheeks? You can buy the 400thb Maccer's afterwards.
    Maybe in January sweety will be up your way then, does the honeymoon seats come with free condoms, only do safe sex.

    I.m going for a pint with Cyrille and Robertson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    You're a chef and feed your kids KFC and Macdonalds?
    When my kids are on holiday they can eat whatever they like, at home they are allowed such things only rarely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    I.m going for a pint with Cyrille and Robertson.
    We'll try and make it worth all those months of denying your children nutritious food.

    Apparently jeff will be hosting the pub quiz.

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    Yes Have to keep them native.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    You're a chef
    ffs Chico, like Flouncy, can't even boil water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico
    I.m going for a pint with Cyrille and Robertson
    Get fucked. I'm busy that day (whatever day it is ).

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    He'll be washing the dishes to pay for it.

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    I never mentioned that I'm paying.

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    Just got back from BKK and did notice a slight rise, although not much. BTS seemed a few baht more, but that could have just been me forgetting the prices. Got some shirts for work at Big C- no sense in spending big money on them when the kids (OK, mostly me ) are just going to get marker all over them. Less than two shirts seems like a good price to me. Eating out was cheap- good hotel breakfast and Took Lae Dee on short self imposed pool breaks. Dinner was a no budget affair- nice to have diversity, something Mandalay really lacks.

    Did see what all the fuss was about when it comes to the First Class seating at the cinema at Emporium. Fairly decent spread in the lounge and a nice seat- not sure it was not really worth it though. Tangent: If you haven't seen the new Blade Runner go and see it.

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    Star of Light was still 700b as of yesterday afternoon.


    Maybe it was just overpriced 10 yrs ago.

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    Just having a quick look around, I find the UK is becoming Cheaper than Thailand on many things, reading this guys post, he says Thailand is cheap.

    https://www.thethailandlife.com/cost-living-thailand

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    Meant to add he does eat mostly imported goods.

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    I guess not many have taken close notice - which might be par for non observant Farang-type.
    A greater percentage of Thais grow and tend much of their daily subsistence, as they have for ages.....withholding the urge to consume commercially from a Farang perspective.

    Sure, items across the board have seen price increases. In some cases, booze and tobacco products and some staples, significantly.

    Yet, if one did a truer and fair comparison by not using the proverbial Western-style supermarket or other like commercial entities as a bookmark, one will find surprises.
    Check out a real local Thai market some time and you'll find that things haven't changed terribly much over the years.

    Numpties.

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    How much is sticky rice in Portland these days, Jeff?

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