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Looking to retire in 2015

Posted on 09 January 2015 by ABPC

If you are looking to retire in 2015, what better place to do it than in Thailand? Thailand has changed a lot over recent years and is certainly catching up with the developed world at a rapid pace making it a more attractive place for shall we politely say, those in their later years.  Thailand has recently been voted one of the top places in the World to retire so it would seem the perfect place to relax and take things a little slower.


The cost of living generally is far lower than that we expect in the west with the standard of accommodation improving, seemingly on a year to year basis – again very reasonably priced when compared to other parts of the World.  Thailand and the big cities in particular now have access to world class healthcare and expat health insurance which is highly recommended and relatively easy to get hold of.


If we take Pattaya as an example for an ideal location to retire, it literally has everything on your doorstep.  If you are coming here as a single man, there is an abundance of bars and restaurants serving western food so you really will feel like it is a home from home.  There is strong expat presence as well in Pattaya so making new friends will be easy as you are sure to find some like minded people.  If you need help with the daily chores such as cooking and cleaning a local friendly maid will be easy to find and reasonably priced.  There are laundries quite literally all over the town so getting your washing done is something that you will never need to worry about again!  In fact everything that you need and any service you require will be easily satisfied if you ask the right people!


There are a number of activities that you can become involved in.  These range from pool and darts leagues, golf societies, chess and book clubs and even expat clubs – whatever you are interested in you will find that other people will be interested in the same things too!

So long as you meet the criteria, obtaining a retirement visa is relatively easy as well.  There are a number of reputable visa companies around that will be able to help you with this and make your stay as pain free as possible!  It is certainly worth having a look at the options as Thailand certainly is an excellent place to retire.

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