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Hi, Once again a question that probably has so many answers.

I (a male) am married to a Thai girl. I have been to Thailand several times but never for longer than 3 weeks but in the next few months will probably settling down there. We have built a house in the Chaiyaphum district on land that belongs to my wife. My questions are.

1, Is there an immigration office in that area. Also I do not remember seeing too many ex-pats around?

2, What would be the approximate of cost of living in that area assuming normal day to day living, i.e everyday food, couple cases beer monthly but excluding maybe weekly trips to Bangkok.

Thanks for info and regards to all

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What do you like to eat?

Chang or proper beer?

How many air-cons? How many TV's/computers/fridges/freezers?

Do you have a swimming pool?

Etc, etc, etc, etc.............................

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What do you like to eat?

Chang or proper beer?

How many air-cons? How many TV's/computers/fridges/freezers?

Do you have a swimming pool?

Etc, etc, etc, etc.............................

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How much will your income stream be?

Also what is your age and what do you like to do now in your freetime?

Does your wife also have an income from work, property, land, investments?

Then perhaps we can grade what sort of life you will be living.

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But to cut to the chase, I wouldn't want an income stream of less than 80k baht minimum.

Increase that for the future.

Thailand is getting more expensive, exhange rate is a lot less than it was 10 years ago.

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OP, they are referring you to a link from 2008.

Nearest Immigration office will be Khon Kaen or Korat, about 120 km from Chayaphum either way.

If you have to do visa runs, Vientiene, friendly bridge will be closer to you.

Cost of living, about 60,000Baht will give you a descent life.

I live about 80km far from you in Ban Phai.

If you want any help PM me when here.

I will be in Chayaphum every weekend because I pick up my son from a school there.

Good Luck.

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But to cut to the chase, I wouldn't want an income stream of less than 80k baht minimum.

Increase that for the future.

Thailand is getting more expensive, exhange rate is a lot less than it was 10 years ago.

... but 9% more than 2 years ago.

Immigration will suggest that you need 40k p.m. as a married man.

Look at your fixed costs first. If the house/car/motor cy/inlaws are paid for then 40k will be fine - especially if your wife works as well.

(sorry about posting an old link)

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Govt requirement of 65k per month is a good guidelibe . Unless you are a heavy drinker, eat caviar and like female company.

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Govt requirement of 65k per month is a good guidelibe . Unless you are a heavy drinker, eat caviar and like female company.

Assuming the OP meets the last 3 criteria - how much do you reckon then Charlie ?

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Married to a Thai girl? Does this translate to underage child? Could get expensive...

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We usually getting people telling you that you won't manage with less than ฿120 000.- and others (like me) that manage very well on ฿50 000.-.in a similar situation. Just stay sensible and watch your budget initially..

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OP, they are referring you to a link from 2008.

Nearest Immigration office will be Khon Kaen or Korat, about 120 km from Chayaphum either way.

If you have to do visa runs, Vientiene, friendly bridge will be closer to you.

Cost of living, about 60,000Baht will give you a descent life.

I live about 80km far from you in Ban Phai.

If you want any help PM me when here.

I will be in Chayaphum every weekend because I pick up my son from a school there.

Good Luck.

Thanks for your response and to everybody else that replied. I am sorry for not replying earlier but have been away on a trip to China.

I appreciate giving me the chance to meet up with you some weekend, once I have settled I will definitely call on you.

Thanks again to everybody

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Glad to see that a new expat has his priorities set.

How much for beer each month.

The op said a couple of cases a month,not much,about 1,450 per month,this is less than a bottle a day though,as far as i am concerned beer is an essential .

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