7 Reasons to Move to Thailand
Contributing Author: Matthieu Chauveau
With this year's pandemic, many are considering a radical change of life.
And what’s more radical than to move to a different country, on the other side of the world, with a completely different culture.
Now imagine this move becomes the best decision you ever made in your life.
I know it was for me when I decided to move to Thailand.
So today, I’m going to give you 7 reasons why you should move to Thailand.
1. Relaxed and Happy Thai People
No doubt that what makes Thailand so unique is Thai people and their way of life.
Where life in the west is often stressful, life in Thailand is way more relaxed, to say the least.
Not sure if it’s because of people's smiles, Buddhist religion, or the hot weather, but Thais seem to have a more balanced approach to life where family, food, and fun come before money and careers.
They know how to appreciate the simple things in life and not take things too seriously.
I can guarantee that as soon as you arrive there, you will understand why Thailand is called the land of smiles.
2. Delicious Thai Food
Thai food and Thailand street food are renowned around the world for good reasons.
In Thailand, food comes in every shape and flavor you can imagine.
And it is everywhere.
Street food stalls, street vendors, markets, convenience stores… there’s always something cooking, everywhere, at any time of the day.
And it’s not only Thai food.
Food is one of the most important things, if not the most important thing, for Thais.
That's why you will find in Thailand one of the most diverse choices of tastes coming from all over the country, Asia and the world.
So if you’re a foodie and not afraid to try new things, you will be amazed by the food you can find in Thailand.
3. Quality of Life in Thailand
The quality of service and low prices make it easy to live your best life, even with a modest income. Things like taking taxis or having a maid that are seen as expensive in most countries are really affordable.
Pretty much anything you don’t want to do, you can pay someone a reasonable amount to do it for you.
Same for accommodation. The price of a condo with a pool and gym is the fraction of the price of a regular apartment in most western countries.
And the list goes and on.
The value for money you get in Thailand makes the term “affordable luxury” to a whole new dimension.
4. Thailand Scenery is Breathtaking
From the temples and mountains of the north to the beaches and boat trips in the south, and the luxury malls of Bangkok, Thailand has something for everyone.
Whatever you’re into, you will find it in Thailand.
And you don’t even have to make choices, you can have it all.
You can enjoy the chaos of the street of Bangkok one day, and be on an island the next.
You can eat at a Michelin-star restaurant for lunch and have dinner in the street.
5. Hot and Sunny Weather
If cold weather isn’t your thing, then welcome to heaven.
Thais say Thailand only has 3 seasons, hot, very hot, and very very hot season.
Even if that’s not completely accurate, it's not far from the truth.
In Thailand, it’s pretty much 30° celsius and above all year long with only a few cold weeks at 20° celsius.
In other words, it’s mostly sunny and warm all the time.
And even if the rainy season, between May and October, comes with intense tropical showers, they usually only last a few hours.
The rest of the time the weather is… you guessed it... hot and sunny.
6. Work Opportunities
Thailand is one of the fastest-growing economies in South-East Asia with a large population of tech-savvy and social media influencers, or people who are quite active on social media. In fact, it's a popular destination for many digital nomads and expats.
The country is also a popular destination for tourists, including tourists from China and India, the two most populated countries in the world.
These two factors alone mean that even if the economy goes down in the short term due to the pandemic, thanks to its location, active population, and ability to adapt, Thailand will remain a dynamic economy for years to come and a lot of opportunities will come along with it.
So if you’re planning to relocate there for work or to start a business in Thailand, it’s a safe bet.
7. Traveling to Thailand
If traveling is your thing, then again, you will love Thailand.
First, Thailand's incredible diversity, weather, and value for money make it one of the best countries to explore. And when you’re in need of a change of scenery, Thailand is your gate to the world.
Thailand, and especially Bangkok is a huge hub for travelers in the region. That means there’s a lot of flights going through the country and incredible deals to explore Asia, Oceania, or even Europe from Thailand.
There you have it, 7 reasons to move to Thailand!
And I could go on and on about it.
The incredible nightlife, the amazing wildlife, a great expat community… there’s a ton of reasons to move to Thailand and I can’t say enough good things about this country.
So, when you’re taking the big jump?