Thailand is a wonderful place and many travelers have fallen in love with this country.

Thailand has much to offer and draws more repeat visitors than any other destination in the world.

Why is Thailand so beautiful? Well it’s enchanting, exotic and no matter what you may be looking for, you are sure to find it in Thailand.

Thailand is one of the most modern countries in the world, excellent infrastructure, fast and convenient air travel, online banking, fast Internet connections and much more.

Are you thinking of a good place for retirement?

If you are, think about this. Are you really happy in your current situation?

Do you desire to live near a beautiful tropical beach? Can you really survive on your retirement income in your home country?

These are questions that run through our minds when we are coming toward our retirement years. If you are not happy in your current situation, then it is time to make that change, if Thailand is right for you, then it’s time to get the ball rolling in a new direction.



There are a good number of advantages of retiring in Thailand.

Cost of Living

This is by far the most important reason why Thailand is an excellent location for retirement. Many folks are collecting

some type of monthly pension, if you are on a pension this really the way to go because you always have that monthly cash flow.  If you have more than one pension the better.  If you have the income resources you can live a very lavish lifestyle anywhere from $1800 – $4000 USD per month.  A place to live is available for all budget levels, the big factor is where you want to live.

Thailand is loaded with tasty foods and you can live off of $5.00 a day, plenty of open markets and roadside food stands to choose from.

Thailand has a very good selection of supermarkets with both Western and Thai foods you should not have any problems finding your ingredients for any type meal you prepare. Just find a budget that works for you.

A New Lifestyle

A low Cost of living will really give you a nice new lifestyle, think about the opportunities you normally can’t do in your home country, Thailand because of its low cost will allow you to just about anything.

If you are looking for that special SPA treatment western prices normally run $140.00 in Thailand a complete SPA treatment may run you 25.00$. Outdoor activities there is much to choose from, SCUBA diving, golfing, sailing and much more, you can find almost any outdoor activity in Thailand for a fraction of the cost.


If you love to shop, Thailand is known a paradise for shopping, you can find just about anything at rock bottom prices. If you are shopping for clothes, jewelry or furniture you can really find some good deals, most places outside a major mall you can haggle with the vendors to get your best price.   The best advice is to go where the local Thais shop,  they can always point you in the right direction when it comes to finding a bargain.


Did you know that Thailand has some of the best medical services in the world? All doctors and nurses are very well trained, Thailand’s government run hospitals have some of the best services around, health tourism is really becoming a big business, and most hospital procedures can be performed at a fraction of the price when you compare it to the United States.


Thailand is the most popular expat retirement destination

The preliminary results are in from the latest HSBC Expat Explorer survey and they make interesting reading. The survey was conducted among 3385 expats from over 100 different countries to find out their thoughts and opinions on where they are now living.

Thailand in south east Asia once again ranked the highest, particularly in the lifestyle and economic sectors.

The survey took in 31 countries around the world, from the developed western nations like the UK and the US, to countries with merging economies such as India and Brazil. The survey also revealed that despite the economic uncertainty that existed across the globe in 2010, expatriates are remaining optimistic, and most are satisfied with the economic performances of their chosen countries.

A rise was also reported in the number of participants who reported a improvement to their personal financial situation since they moved overseas, and 63% say that they have more disposable income since they relocated, compared with the 56% who said the same thing in last years survey. Thailand property is ranked amongst the highest in the world.

Lisa Wood is the head of marketing at HSBC Bank International, and she says that when the final results of the survey are revealed they are going to be very interesting, as it will reveal exactly how expatriates have fared in their new locations while the global events of the past 21 months have been taking place. This will include factors such as social and political unrest and the economic problems.

She also said that the findings already clearly show that Thailand is the number one destination for expats , as those who have relocated there vote it number one for accommodation, healthcare and also the working environment. The 2010 survey had Thailand ranked highly as a retirement destination, and Ms Wood said that it was pleasing to see it’s economic appeal now reaching all age groups.