This guide offers information and advice if you are moving to Thailand. Click on the different tabs to find out about anything from tax rules and banking to education and cultural highlights.
You can also read our expat guide to Bangkok.
Moving to Thailand
Thailand is known as the world's tourist Eden, but the country can also be expat paradise. Finding a well paid job can be difficult but for the fortunate expats who manage, a luxurious lifestyle is just part of the reward. A warm and welcoming culture, beautiful landscapes and a chance to experience different customs make living in Thailand interesting and settling.
While most expats cluster in the crowded city of Bangkok, some scatter across the northern regions, such as Chiang Mai, and enjoy a quiet and more traditional Thai lifestyle. More popular are the beach resorts of Krabi and Phuket, where tourism-related jobs and popular beaches lure fortunate working expats and retirees.
When shipping to Thailand it is important to use a credible shipping company and to buy insurance on the cargo. There are many eligible companies from all corners of the world although shipping outside of Bangkok will often be more expensive. Moving to inland cities will require a combination of land and sea transport and island homes will usually need a series of boat transfers.
It is a good idea to buy insurance from a company other than the one used for transport to ensure reliable coverage. Goods are very cheap in Thailand and it is often cheaper to buy new furniture and amenities in Thailand than to ship them - imported goods can also be taxed. Alternately, it is often worthwhile to ship these items back to a home country upon repatriation.
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