Originally Posted by BamesJond87
So I have some questions about potentially moving to Thailand for you guys who live there.
#1 - How much do you spend a month in essential items(rent, food, utilities, etc), or, what are the averages that one needs to make to live in a decent apartment eating decent food.
#2 - How do the Thai people view White people? Specifically, non-Thai speaking Americans(i.e: me).
#3 - What areas are the more populated ones for Immigrants?
#4 - If Thailand has such strict anti-gambling laws and policies, how do you guys withdrawal money out of online poker?
#5 - What are some of the beginning steps to move to Thailand? Is there any sort of online guide you could direct me to for reading?
#6 - How hard is it to get stuff from the United States to Thailand? Specifically, my PC, 2 30" Monitors, a few suitcases of clothes, and other essentials.
Originally Posted by PokerSpiv
#1 - You can live pretty well on $50 US a day. It depends where you want to live. For example you can find any number of nice, clean hotels that would put you up for $300 per month. (including all utilities) If you want a nice apartment it's probably double that. It really depends how much space you want.
#2 - People in business (eg shop owners and hookers) will view you as an opportunity to make money. Older middle class Thais will probably assume you are a filthy barbarian sex tourist. Younger Thais will think you are the next best thing to Vin Diesel/Brad Pitt and treat you like a celebrity. Especially if you have blue eyes and blonde hair. They will want to bring you along to parties and introduce you to all their friends in order to improve their status.
#3 Bangkok (Silom, Sukhumvit) Phuket, Samui, Chiang Mai.
#4 Withdraw large amounts at a time, when you do a visa run to a country like Malaysia. You cannot withdraw cash from most poker sites or Neteller from a Thai IP.
#5 Thaivisa.com is a good site
#6 Can't answer this one, Ive always brought everything I needed with me.
one can live well on less that 50$ a day, rent included.
the biggest variable is yr enertainmen budget. do u go or free girls? do u give the 50$ cab fares.......lol.
i dont know this for fact, but one would think if young thais treat u like star u better act like one.........lol.
no offense but some of you make thais seem like they asian cave people......lol.