Is it expensive to live in Chiang Mai?

Is it expensive to live in Chiang Mai?

Summary about cost of living in Chiang Mai, Thailand: Family of four estimated monthly costs are 1,810$ (61,887฿) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 507$ (17,335฿) without rent. Chiang Mai is 61.64% less expensive than New York (without rent).

Can I be a digital nomad in Thailand?

The duration of the visa is for 90 days and can be extended twice to 270 days in total, but not going past 30 September 2022. The Special Tourist Visa is quite difficult to get as there are a lot of requirements, but if you meet these you can stay up to 270 days without having to do any visa runs.

What language do Thai speak?

ThaiThailand / Official languageThai, or Central Thai, is a Tai language of the Kra–Dai language family spoken by the Central Thai people and a vast majority of Thai Chinese. It is the sole official language of Thailand.
Thai is the most spoken of over 60 languages of Thailand by both number of native and overall speakers. Wikipedia

Is it illegal to work remotely in Thailand?

In many cases, remote working in Thailand is NOT illegal. However in reality, this is a grey area and we have another post to examine this in more details. Thailand has introduced a “SMART visa”, which aims to provide up to 4 years of permission to stay and work in Thailand.

Can I work remotely in Thailand without work permit?

Most cases of Digital Nomads who stay in Thailand for a long time (say several months instead of several weeks) with the purpose of “work” can officially be viewed as doing work by authorities. This means, they actually need a work permit and are acting illegally if they work without a work permit.

Can I live in Thailand if I marry a Thai lady?

You can apply to live in Thailand long term if you are married to a Thai or if you have a Thai child or children. The marriage visa for Thailand is issued at a Thai Embassy in your home country and it is normally issued as a single entry visa and valid for 90 days once you enter Thailand.

What is the average house price in Thailand?

Average home price in USD: $145,000 for a house compared to $653,000 in New York City and $408,000 across the U.S., and $76,000 for a condo. For those who want to buy property in Thailand, condos are popular because of land-owning restrictions, but if you manage to buy a house, you’ll spend a pretty penny.

Is Thai easy to learn?

The Foreign Service Institute classifies Thai as a Level IV difficulty language (in the same category as Vietnamese and Hungarian, for example), with an average of 44 study weeks needed to achieve a working knowledge of the language. It’s a great excuse to spend some time in Thailand!