- Kung-fu Hillbilly
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August 18th, 2019
Today, many urban Thais think white guys in Bangkok are poor.
Today Thailand is full of poor foreigners. Where once poor foreigners in Thailand meant those on the backpacker circuit, today it feels like Thailand is home to many broke Westerners.
I frequently hear of foreign retirees living on less than 20,000 baht per month. You just didn’t hear about poor retirees in the past. Poor farang? They were passing through. Poor resident farang? They were few and far between. Oh, there were the rumours and the sniggers about poor farang hiding out in Isaan – but did they really exist? Now poor farang are everywhere – and they’re for real!
These days Thailand feels like it is full of poor farang. Chancers, wasters, retirees on the breadline. Sure, there are lots of expats doing well for themselves, foreigners in business and wealthy retirees….but there’s a hell of a lot who just seem to exist.
And let’s not forget that there are plenty of Thai women who are reluctant to date white guys because they believe many Thailand farang are broke.
Whether Thailand has become more attractive to Westerners of modest means or whether Westerners come to Thailand and lose their mind and their money, I don’t know. Probably a bit of both along with some bad luck and even worse planning. But for sure, white guys are no longer the wealthy guys in town – and locals know it.
full https://www.stickmanbangkok.com/weekly- ... are-broke/
Many of those who moved here in earnest in the later period have already moved on as the place may not have met their expectations, and there are very few left from the 90s.
I think most Thais have an unreasonable expectation of farang's wealth, the roads at home aren t paved in gold as they seem to believe, but 65,000 a month is 4 times the average salary and certainly easy to live well on.
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Easy work around, 15-24,000 baht/year to an agent. Of course you need to have that first
But for may easier to get than $26,000
Dont forget u need leave it there for 3 months an than you cant only take 1/2 out.
800,000 baht in a Prasac 1 year account earns over 48,000 baht
that's why people come here, 'cause it's cheap to live
but of course locals only want to rich foreigners to come here and give them money
these are buddhist countries worshiping a man who took a vow to wander as a mendicant
if they can survive here and they are allowed in, then it shouldn't matter how much money they have
why don't we also say people who come here to work should be gone, because if they weren't working, they would be broke, too
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