Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

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Re: living in SEA on 400USD$ a month?

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:23 pm

SPM wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:08 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:17 pm
....both children going to quality schools
What country? surely not international
MY daughters international school years 9-12 inn Thailand ran $12,000 /year ( 10 months)
Cambodia, oldest in International School (5 years old), youngest in Montessori but will move onto same schol as older sibling in a couple years so that will bump up the cost more. School fees increase as they move up in grades at the international school, but not as high as $12,000.
MY daughter spent 2 years at a Montessori school, ( $400/month) than moved to Dulwich at year 3 (now BIS) at 7,500/year till year 8 than moved to an American International 9-12 at $12,000 grand

The Northbridge, ( most expensive one in PP)
Registration $2,700
refundable $2,000

primary 1-6 $16-19,000
7-10 $20,000
11-12 $21,690

which one is urs at? What are uni plans?
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Re: living in SEA on 400USD$ a month?

Post by xandreu » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:24 pm

Whenever these questions come up, the answer is always yes. I mean, you could theoretically live on $100 per month.

The question isn't 'can you', it's 'would you want to'.
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Re: living in SEA on 400USD$ a month?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:01 pm

xandreu wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:24 pm
Whenever these questions come up, the answer is always yes. I mean, you could theoretically live on $100 per month.

The question isn't 'can you', it's 'would you want to'.
the west isnt getting any cheaper.... Pension ages are rising,working hours longer, wages stagnant, dollar weakening and simple things like a pouch of rolling tobacco fetchs 80$AUD or a pint of beer close to 13$AUD

May as well just be a Hobo in SEA, makes more sense.
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Re: living in SEA on 400USD$ a month?

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:15 pm

stop smoking and buy a still from brewcan
i stopped smoking after 47 years so it is possible.
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Re: living in SEA on 400USD$ a month?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:30 pm

frank lee bent wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:15 pm
stop smoking and buy a still from brewcan
i stopped smoking after 47 years so it is possible.
I don't smoke, but simple vices are expensive in OZ.
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Re: living in SEA on 400USD$ a month?

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:39 pm

everything is crazy expensive in oz it is true.
and the AUD is fucked.
Canada is very easy to get into though, and weed is legal there.
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Re: living in SEA on 400USD$ a month?

Post by SPM » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:48 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:23 pm

MY daughter spent 2 years at a Montessori school, ( $400/month) than moved to Dulwich at year 3 (now BIS) at 7,500/year till year 8 than moved to an American International 9-12 at $12,000 grand

The Northbridge, ( most expensive one in PP)
Registration $2,700
refundable $2,000

primary 1-6 $16-19,000
7-10 $20,000
11-12 $21,690

which one is urs at? What are uni plans?
ISPP is even more expensive than Northbridge, for my 5 year old the starting rate was $18,000 per year + uniforms, books, field trips, and other expenses!!! And to be honest, I did not receive a lot of positive reports about the school when I was researching schools. She definitely isn't attending ISPP that's for sure, or Northbridge.

Uni plans? That's years away... but I have started a savings fund for my kids to attend uni back in my home country if they choose to, I won't force them to though, I didn't even finish high school but have done very well for myself, and my family.
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Re: living in SEA on 400USD$ a month?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:01 pm

frank lee bent wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:39 pm
everything is crazy expensive in oz it is true.
and the AUD is fucked.
Canada is very easy to get into though, and weed is legal there.
OZ is stagnant.

The incentive to work is lacking, i am over it, the weak AUD means i got to work 25%-35% more for a similar trip abroad To SEA.
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Re: living in SEA on 400USD$ a month?

Post by frank lee bent » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:06 pm

I had savings of $40k when i left Oz, the exchange was around $1.10 to the USD.
It went down into the $0.70's within a year.
So I am pretty well done with that shit.
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Re: living in SEA on 400USD$ a month?

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:54 pm

B1.Barang wrote:My hobby pay at least 500$ for his stay in 5 days in Srok Khmer! Have no idea about how much for comfortable live here for a month for barang!
I guess you have to put everything in your pay check and try it on.
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