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Offline thaiga

Expats in Thailand - How happy and rich are they?
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:55:20 PM »
slow down mr. per cent. here's dan the man, hope you understood all that, well at least he's not asking for hand outs like most do.
as usual below the vid there's nasty comments, although they could be right ;)

Haut Jour 2 weeks ago (edited)
34% working in Thailand making dopy videos ... sugar coating life there and recruiting more and more fat belly beer drinkers... and soon will be similar as miserable UK.

Expats in Thailand - How happy and rich are they?
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline nan

Re: Expats in Thailand - How happy and rich are they?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 06:06:44 PM »
that video was worse than the bkk vid,i won't give you too much stick,i see you already had that from thaivisa. slow down,give the viewers something to look at in the background and change your name might help :wai
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 

Offline thaiga

The Real Reasons Expats Decided Thailand (And What They Think Now)
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 05:09:07 PM »
looks like we have a dan the man thread, i wonder what the other 20.63% are here for ;D

The Real Reasons Expats Decided Thailand (And What They Think Now)

In many instances there is a stigma regarding becoming an expat in Thailand, stereotypical images of old men with vests, slugging away on a can of Singha beer and ogling the young Thai women spring to mind. In my mind this is hugely misleading and in the majority of cases not true.

You certainly have your areas in Thailand more befitting of such views, like Pattaya, but it’s far more marginal now than its ever been in these locations. Trust me as I live in Pattaya with my family.

But it did get me thinking. What was the primary reason for people deciding to come and live in Thailand in the first place, if stereotypes was to be believed you’d assume ‘women’ to rate fairly highly.

So using the various media at my disposal I did a simple online survey and in a matter of days had an interesting – if not huge – 89 replies back from Expats living in Thailand. At the core to this survey was the question ‘What was your primary motive for becoming an Expat in Thailand?’. You can see from the chart below that ‘Women’ most definitely was not the driving force. In fact almost 1 in 4 of the replies was a financial reason – ‘Cheaper to Live’.



1 in 10 cited the reason that they had friends living in Thailand already, so friendships and bonds were a far stronger rationale than sexual relationships – which would have come through from ‘women’ being selected. A further 1 in 10 came to Thailand more to leave their domestic country than the attraction of Thailand itself.

1 in 5 were work motivations whilst 15.87% was due to the warmer climate – and after a recent trip back to the UK in February of this year I can be reminded of how lucky we have it living in Thailand with almost year round sunshine.

All very interesting information.

So, What do Expats Think Now about Living in Thailand?

I really got lots and lots of input about what expats now think about living in Thailand – and by the way 94.8% are happy to still live in Thailand. Let me just draw some sound bites from various feedback received.

“People are great, outside the tourist areas”
“Often language barriers to really getting to know Thais or getting needs met”
“Judgement for dating Thai women”
“Love the climate, food and women”
“Interesting culture”
“Cheap and effective internet”
“Thais could do with some serious driving lessons”
“Wonderful country for any age of nationality”
“Nothing is ever simple in Thailand and corruption is a major factor”

So by and large, a few grumbles but expats are happy to live in Thailand. The type of expats you meet depends very much on the area you live – in Chiang Mai for example you will find far more couples who are both expats rather than the classic Thai Lady – Western man set up in other areas. Affluence also varies area to area.

danaboutthailand.com
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Online Baby Farts

Re: Expats in Thailand - How happy and rich are they?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 10:28:47 PM »
Here are the REAL survey results.
 

Online Taman Tun

Re: Expats in Thailand - How happy and rich are they?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 10:57:26 AM »
Here are a few more:-

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