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Thai ATM Charges

Since April 2009, almost all Thai banks charge an additional fee for withdrawing cash with foreign credit cards at Thai ATMs. This fee was initially 150 Baht, then increased to 180, 200 and in February 2017 it is already 220 Baht. This amount will be automatically added to the withdrawal amount. Example: You want to […]

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Bureaucracy Finances Thai Visa

Thai Bank Account as a Tourist? No Way!

I just got an email from someone asking whether they could open an account in Thailand while they were on vacation in Thailand and staying in a hotel. The goal was to transfer small amounts of money to this account from time to time to build up the 800,000 Baht ballance that would be needed […]

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Finances Living in Thailand

Living on a Budget in Thailand

On the page about the cost of living in Thailand, I wrote that you can get by with a budget 500 to 600 Euros per month in Thailand reasonably well. With about 1000 Euros even quite good. I would therefore like to give some tips and examples on how to do this. However, the prerequisite […]

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Booking Flights in and out of Thailand

At first, I would like to remind you, that you are not an immigrant or Thai citizen and you will probably never be. So once in a while you have to leave the country, either to make a new VISA or to visit your family back home. Most foreigners I know in Thailand stay there […]

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Thailand Health Insurance

The health and medical care system in Thailand is very good if you have a health insurance. Particularly the privat and international hospitals like the Bumrungrad Hospital and the Bangkok Hospital in Bangkok, the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital in Pattaya and the Bangkok Phuket Hospital in Phuket. Other bigger cities and tourist centers also have good […]

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Banking in Thailand

The times when you got a 16 to 18% interest rate on a three month time deposit are over since the Asian Crisis in 1997. But still, having a bank account in Thailand is the safest way to keep your money. The banking system has greatly improved over the last years. You will always get […]

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Finances Living in Thailand

Buying a Car in Thailand

If you want to buy a car in Thailand, you should make sure that the car will be registered in your name. At least when the money for it is comming from you. Therefore you need the following documents: Copy of your passport, showing picture & visa page. You need at least a valid Tourist […]

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Finances

Free Visa Card

If you stay in Thailand as a retiree, you might have to transfer your pension every month to your ATM bank account to Thailand, to have access to your money at Thailand’s ATM machines. This money transfers however, usually cost a lot of money for fees. In your home country as well as in Thailand, […]

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Finances

Prices in Thailand

Here is a wild list of prices in Thailand you would have to face when living in Thailand. It ranges from food supply in the supermarket to multi-media, transportation, renting or even building a house in Thailand. With this list, you can easily calculate your monthly cost of living in Thailand as well as the […]

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Business Finances

Making Money online

Living in Thailand is nice and easy, when you have enough money to cover your daily expenses. Maybe you have a nice pension or you might think about running a small business in Thailand together with your Thai wife? But have you ever thought about earning your money online? It’s actually very easy and does […]