It’s no secret that the cost of living in Western countries like the US and UK is getting exponentially higher – with wages staying more or less the same. This imbalance is becoming a cause of much stress and anxiety. But, rather than have to suffer through it, there are things that you can do to upgrade your lifestyle.
One very popular alternative that many people are turning to is moving abroad. If you are unhappy living within your current system, then change your environment and the happiness will come.
Moving to Thailand is the perfect example of this. Even on an average Western wage, one can live a very comfortable life in Thailand. Certainly, the cost of living in Thailand is on the rise as their economy thrives and the country continues to grow from strength to strength, but it still remains comparatively low. In this article, we’ll briefly touch on how you can enjoy a lavish lifestyle in Thailand on an average wage.
Enjoy a tropical climate
Life in the UK can be very difficult at times, particularly when the weather is cold, wet, and windy for the majority of the year. One of the first and most noticeable life improvements that come with moving to Thailand is the tropical climate! And the best part? It’s free!
So, rather than enjoy a tropical vacation for one or two weeks a year, why not enjoy it all year round instead?
Buy / rent cheap accommodation
Luxury accommodation in Thailand is significantly cheaper than it is in most Western countries. Whether you have the money to buy your own condo or you’d prefer to rent, you’ll find no shortage of lavish accommodation to choose from. You can draw some inspiration from CEIL by Sansiri.
A healthy diet
Another terrible thing about life in the West is that it’s often cheaper to eat bad food than it is to eat healthily. In Thailand however, there are countless fresh fruit and veg markets available, so doing your weekly shop will not only be far cheaper, but you’ll have access to a healthy and delicious diet as well! There’s fruit in abundance and quality meat is widely available too.
Always wanted a swimming pool?
Having a swimming pool in the West is expensive and largely reserved for the wealthy. However, most rental properties in condo developments have shared swimming pools that you will be able to access whenever you want! In fact, there are even affordable townhouses with private swimming pools for those who’d prefer not to share.
Great shopping opportunities
While Thailand has plenty of markets and shopping opportunities wherever you go, Bangkok is particularly special for boasting an attractive blend of affordable market stalls and up-market malls. If you love shopping but can rarely afford it at home, you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of clothes and gadget shopping when living in Thailand!
These are just a handful of the lifestyle benefits that come with living in Thailand. The fact is, if you can earn somewhere in the region of $1,500 to $2,500 a month, you will not have any trouble sustaining a comfortable and somewhat lavish lifestyle!
Not only that, but Thailand is in close proximity to some of the most fascinating countries in the world, which means you’ll be able to explore the nations many neighbours, such as Malaysia, without having to spend a fortune on flights!