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Hua Hin, Thailand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 04, 2023

Summary: People describe Hua Hin, Thailand as a laid-back beach town with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of activities to enjoy. Expats love the low cost of living, the friendly locals, the beautiful beaches, and the abundance of outdoor activities. The weather in Hua Hin is typically hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 to $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400 to $600 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $500 to $800 per month. The approximate population of Hua Hin is around 90,000 people.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Hua Hin?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Hua Hin responded:

"Expats and digital nomads generally like living in Hua Hin, for its beautiful beaches, pleasant climate, and relatively low cost of living. They appreciate the laid-back atmosphere, which is less chaotic than larger cities like Bangkok. The town offers a good mix of modern amenities and traditional Thai culture, with a variety of restaurants, shops, and markets to explore. The expat community is also quite active, making it easy to meet new people and make friends. In terms of healthcare, Hua Hin has several hospitals and clinics that provide quality medical care at affordable prices. The town is also easily accessible, with regular transportation options to and from Bangkok. However, there are some aspects of living in Hua Hin that expats and digital nomads may not enjoy as much. The town can become quite crowded during peak tourist season, leading to increased noise levels and traffic congestion. Additionally, while there are many restaurants and cafes, the variety of international cuisine may be limited compared to larger cities. Another potential downside is the limited availability of coworking spaces and reliable internet connections, which can be crucial for digital nomads. Some expats may also find the language barrier to be challenging, as not all locals speak English fluently. Lastly, while Hua Hin is generally considered safe, there have been reports of petty crime and scams targeting tourists and expats, so it's essential to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions," said one in Hua Hin.

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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.

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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