Paradise Beach in Phuket, Thailand
Paradise Beach in Phuket, Thailand
Paradise Beach in Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Expats, retirees and digital nomads flock to Phuket, Thailand for resort-style living that doesn't break the bank. Phuket's population is approximately 450,o00 and the climate is tropical with temperatures reaching the low to mid 90s year round. If you can't handle the heat, Phuket may not be your dream destination. Local job opportunities are mainly in tourism, real estate, internet work and teaching English. What to meet people in Phuket? Join the Hash House Harriers.

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What do I need to know about living in Phuket?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Phuket, they said:

"Check out the English language newspaper - it'll give you LOTS of insight - even classified about rental houses, jobs and more at www.Phuketgazette.com Amd check out this site: www.Phuketdelight.com for information about life and living and working on the island You WILL love it here," commented one expat who made the move to Phuket.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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