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

Phuket, Thailand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

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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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.

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