***Current exchange rate is figured at 32.50 baht to the dollar. Although the published rate may be higher, 32.50 factors in the approximate exchange fee.
Let's face facts: The majority of people moving to Thailand or who have already made the move do so because they believe they will receive a better value for their money than back home. There are usually other contributing factors; a relationship, the love of the country, using the country as a hub for travel, but getting a better value for the money is one of, if not the main reason for making the move. How many people have you heard of who decided to move to the United States, or Japan, or Switzerland because they think they can live for $500-$1000 a month?
Thailand provides a good value for the money. It used to provide a better value, but times change and inflation is the rule worldwide. The internet is inundated with stories of traveling to Thailand and living off next to nothing.
"How I Lived in Thailand for $10 a Day!"
Live Like a VIP in Thailand for $285.06!"
"Live a Fantastic Lifestyle for Less Than $1000 a Month!"