Thailand is cheap to visit and cheap to live in. Yesterday, I spent £3 for all of my food for the day, including some drinks and snacks. Most food from the street vendors costs £1. I can get a private room for £7 per night, or a bungalow in front of the beach for £12- £15 . An apartment in downtown Bangkok costs £170 a month and it’s still bigger than what I need. Thailand simply offers incredible value for your money. A few years back, I was telling my friend that after a month bouncing around the islands, I had spent around 40,000 baht ($1,400 USD). He was shocked! “How the hell could you spend so much money in one month!” he exclaimed. Thailand is a country so cheap, $1,400 is considered a lot of money.
When people ask me my favorite country, I always say Thailand. I always find that question to be like Sophie’s choice – how can you pick a favorite country? Every country is amazing in their own right. No country is really better than another – just different. However, Thailand has a special place in my heart. We have a long history together. I’ll always return to this country. I love it here too much.