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    Any advice on Surin life?

    Im planning to move to Thailand in June with my Thai wife, thought I needed a non immigrant O visa, but it looks to me that they have now changed the financial requirements. Anybody can advise on this please? I am 64 and my wife is 36, my US Army pension $3700 a month. My wife wants to live in Surin, I was thinking Bangkok or Pattaya. Any advice on Surin life for an expat? Western Restaurants? Activities? Cost of living? Other pertinent info?

    TIA

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    Sorry, mighht have posted in the wrong forum, I am new this.

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    Buy a bicycle, quit drinking, start a garden, shed the western bullshit, learn to live closer to nature, consume less.

    Learn some breathing meditation, Chi-Gung exercise, sun-gazing...

    Go explore the NE Thailand and the Mountain Monks...
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    I think he's gone, Earl...

    And Mods, the forum title Korat and Issan AKA Northest Thailand needs an "a" for Northeast...

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    3700 a month is more than enough to meet immigration requirements & should secure a decent lifestyle anywhere in Thailand.

    Have an exploratory week or two in Surin before committing - it's more than enough for most folks in one life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by serrollt View Post
    3700 a month is more than enough to meet immigration requirements & should secure a decent lifestyle anywhere in Thailand.

    Have an exploratory week or two in Surin before committing - it's more than enough for most folks in one life.
    i agree Serrollt. We live very well on a lot less. I think lifestyle plays into as well. If a farang is out at the bar drinking a disengage beers a night, costs go up. Smoking cigarettes, going to western bars and restaurants and buying Western groceries elevates expenses. Another budget bump is if your supporting a Thai family and / or your Thai spouse / girlfriend demands a monthly stipend.

    We live a balanced blend of Thai and Western life and it is very affordable. We still splurge on in country and abroad trips, 5 start hotels and finer restaurants occasionally and manage to save a lot of money every month. My missus makes good money from her business every month. She adds to our savings considerably.

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