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Living in Thailand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Thailand. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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Thailand GuideThailand Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Thailand.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Thailand on our Thailand forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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An index of all of our site's Thailand information.

Contribute to Thailand Network Contribute
Help others in Thailand by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Thailand.

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Expats in Thailand offer advice about healthcare in Thailand.

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Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Thailand.

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Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Thailand.

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Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Thailand.

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Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Thailand.

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Expats living in Bangkok enjoy a bustling city that is the most populous city in Thailand. Over the last several decades Bangkok has become an important regional business hub for Southeast Asia.

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Thailand GuideThailand Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Thailand.

Thailand Forum Thailand Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Thailand on our Thailand forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Thailand Index Thailand Index
An index of all of our site's Thailand information.

Contribute to Thailand Network Contribute
Help others in Thailand by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Thailand.

Expat Healthcare Advice in ThailandHealthcare & Health Insurance in Thailand

Expats in Thailand offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Thailand.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in ThailandMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Thailand

Expats in Thailand offer advice about healthcare in Thailand.

Real Estate in ThailandReal Estate in Thailand

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Thailand.

Guide to Real Estate in ThailandGuide to Real Estate in Thailand

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Thailand.

Pros Cons of Living in ThailandPros & Cons of Living in Thailand

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Thailand.

Cost of Living in ThailandCost of Living in Thailand

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Thailand.

5-Tips-for-Living-in-Bangkok5 Tips for Living in Bangkok

Expats living in Bangkok enjoy a bustling city that is the most populous city in Thailand. Over the last several decades Bangkok has become an important regional business hub for Southeast Asia.

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