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Re: Cambodia is the Cheapest place to retire...

Post by Duncan » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:59 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
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levis 501 jeans.
Brought a pair when was back in Ca last Oct $36
they sell for 3,400 baht, ($108) here in the levis store

Dont forget soon the cheapest cigs in LOS will be 90 baht!! smokers are not wanted LOL
I would be happy to see the price increased to 190 baht or more.
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Re: Cambodia is the Cheapest place to retire...

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:00 pm

Ravensnest wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:59 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:04 am
Gardiguy wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:47 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:53 am
phuketrichard wrote:
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the only things i find cheaper in Cambodia over Thailand is Drinking alcohol,( beer, spirits, wine), smoking cigs, some western food items in the supermarkets and some Barang food in cheaper restaurants
everything else is more
even thats not true anymore, was drinking pints of Tiger in a walking street agogo (Atlantis) tonight for less than $3... a pint!
i rarely pay more than $2-3 for a bottle of San Miguel light ($3.50-4 in PP) anywhere here
For the most part, when you are comparing beer prices you would do it with domestic beer prices, not imports. Also, Beer Economics is a real thing when done properly and not done by some guy sitting in a gogo bar at 1 am. I can get Tiger draft in PP for....$1...a pint! Any time of day, wow!!

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doesnt matter which way you look at it, Cambodia isnt as cheap as it used to be, especially on a night out now
Domestic draft in Pattaya is 50 Baht/$1.60, had a few last night, not much different to the average $1.50 in PP
We def go to different places. I paid Ppawn last night for a big mug... I meant to say in PP
what venue did you get a big mug for a dollar? a good price if you did
but you probably mean to say, i dont know the rare one (or two) places you can get a big mug on the cheap, the average price in PP now for a small mug of beer is $1.50 after 7pm
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Re: Cambodia is the Cheapest place to retire...

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:20 pm

Gardiguy wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
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doesnt matter which way you look at it, Cambodia isnt as cheap as it used to be, especially on a night out now
Domestic draft in Pattaya is 50 Baht/$1.60, had a few last night, not much different to the average $1.50 in PP
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Yup, post a stupid meme instead of addressing what I said. GJ
would you like me to show you a breakdown of prices that relate to me? Ok...

Bottle of San Miguel light,
Thailand i pay between 50-80 baht ($1.60-$2.50) in PP i pay $3.50-$4

Draft Beer
Thailand = 45-69b ($1.40-$2.20) in PP = 75c-$2

Vodka/mixer
Thailand = 80-120b ($2.50-$3.85) in PP = $3-$4.50

Cider
Thailand = 150-180b ($4.80-$5.75) in PP = $3-4

Shots
Thailand = 80-100b ($2.50-$3.25) in PP = $2.50-$3.50

Ladydrinks
Thailand = 100-120 ($3.20-$3.85) in PP = $3.50-$4

i dont drink wine in Thailand but i doubt i could get it for $2 like i can in some venues in Cambodia, Cider is also far cheaper in Cambodia due to it not being imported which is good
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Re: Cambodia is the Cheapest place to retire...

Post by Multipox » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:28 pm

xandreu wrote:
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I was once told by a very wealthy investor / economist (friend of a friend) that if you want to gauge whether a city/country is worth invesing in, don't bother looking at market forecasts, don't waste your time reading financial papers, forget looking for other people's opinions online, simple go there, get yourself a good vantage point and look at the amount of construction going on. How many cranes can you see? (he was using London as an example - I know they largely seem to get by without cranes here, but the principle is the same)

This will tell you all you need to know about the direction a country is going in and whether it's worth investing in. If you think it's worth investing in, so do many other people.

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That depends on what type of investment you are talking about.
If you mean the cambodian stock market, even if Cambodian management could be trusted, it might be difficult to trade.
Most Cambodian finances may have a very large fat thing from China sitting on them. Remember what the Chinese did in Thailand with "Zero Dollar Tours"?
Most of the cranes are being paid for by Chinese or the buildings will be bought up by Chinese.
Reading financial news may help to give a bird's eye view, for example for macro economic trends. Are the Cambodians going to raise or lower the world prices of sugar, coffee, palm oil...?
The good thing about the cranes is that they are glutting the market for rental property which will keep rents down for expats.

The one opportunity I see for white expats is in restaurants and clubs.
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Re: Cambodia is the Cheapest place to retire...

Post by bittermelon » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:31 pm

Not retired, but something I find expensive in Pp is the absence of pleasant public spaces with shade. Which means paying to be somewhere- a bar, cafe or- the cheapest option- buying a 1000r water or nescafe and sitting outside a minimart. Bangkok by contrast has great parks, can sit under a tree for hours and read a book.
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Re: Cambodia is the Cheapest place to retire...

Post by cptrelentless » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:46 pm

DrRawBlueGreen wrote:
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Food is just ludicrously expensive in Cambodia for what it is. Any meat other than pork, any vegetable other than rice. Oh or that fucking pond weed they eat. War's over people, don't need to eat that any more.
You’ve studied genetics but u call rice a vegetable
That's very astute of you. You're, like, on the cutting edge.
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Re: Cambodia is the Cheapest place to retire...

Post by RickyBobby » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:00 pm

One thing I don't understand is why people will sit in bars and drink all day and pay double the price of beer cans they can buy elsewhere and anywhere for .50 cents each and even less when you buy 6 or more. I always clear my hotel bar fridge and fill my own, and also would rather walk around and get the beer as I wish and when I wish.The extra you are paying for at the bar is the chair rental; is it worth it?
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Re: Cambodia is the Cheapest place to retire...

Post by Ravensnest » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:09 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
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what venue did you get a big mug for a dollar? a good price if you did
but you probably mean to say, i dont know the rare one (or two) places you can get a big mug on the cheap, the average price in PP now for a small mug of beer is $1.50 after 7pm
By no means was or am I trying to say you do not know anything.
I'm not one that drinks often nor goes out to restuarants or bars often maybe 2 or 3 times per month. But when I do I enjoy one or two beers. We also don't go and eat around riverside. So perhaps why my findings and yours differ...
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Re: Cambodia is the Cheapest place to retire...

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:57 pm

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Numbeo has reported the list of cities in ASEAN with the highest cost of living in 2019 on January of the year. Numbeo is the largest database with data contributed from citizens of the world. Numbeo concludes their cost of living information based on housing prices, health care database, average food costs, and more. The website currently has 4,973,632 prices in 8,812 cities from all over the world.

Thailand is known for its cheap food and cheap living expenses, but today this is not so true in Bangkok. The average cost of living for one person in Bangkok is 21,000 THB, the cost of housing or rent is not included in this number. For a family of 4 people living in Bangkok, the average is at 75,800 THB, this number does not include rent or housing costs.
Phuket only comes out a little bit higher than Phnom Penh
while Pattaya,Chiang mai come out cheaper

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Re: Cambodia is the Cheapest place to retire...

Post by DrRawBlueGreen » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:05 pm

cptrelentless wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:46 pm
DrRawBlueGreen wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:13 am
cptrelentless wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:03 am
Food is just ludicrously expensive in Cambodia for what it is. Any meat other than pork, any vegetable other than rice. Oh or that fucking pond weed they eat. War's over people, don't need to eat that any more.
You’ve studied genetics but u call rice a vegetable
That's very astute of you. You're, like, on the cutting edge.
Thanks, most kind of you.
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