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Your gross income would need to be closer to $30,000 to get to a net $20,000 after taxes.I would also make the Unforeseen category a bit more than $50/month, especially as you get older and start buying more expensive things like a house and such. If something in your house breaks, the repairs can get very expensive very quickly.
@Gafgorkion You might have a very valid point. I was just referring to what would be ideal as of today but I must agree with you than $30K is more likely a target that I should set, mainly in view of the fact that I need to set aside a little padding for my old age.
Also what about utilities such as electricity, gas, and water? Are those included in rent? They might be included in rent now, but they won't be included in your mortgage if you buy a house.Also what about entertainment? Do you really spend nothing on entertainment per month?What about miscellaneous small monthly bills like a phone and internet? You seem to be forgetting a few things. lol
*... that $30K is more...*
@Gafgorkion No, I spend close to nothing for entertainment.
"No, I spend close to nothing for entertainment."Wow. So you don't have any hobbies? You don't buy video games or movies or books or anything? Sounds kind of boring. lol
@Gafgorkion Because a person does not party every evening, she is labelled boring? Okay. But remember that there are a whole lot of activities you can do that do not cost much such as jogging, biking, walking and a number of other outdoor activities.Not only are they substantially healthier than video gaming (danger of addiction). As for movies, what is there to see but those crappy Hollywood productions?But of course, this is your opinion and I respect it.
Conversations always go south once you're picking at someone's way of life.
Sorry. I didn't mean to insult you. I just found it a little out of the normal that you don't buy video games or movies, and I was joking that it sounds boring because video games and movies basically are my life.
@Gafgorkion don't worry, that remark did no insult me. You have your hobbies and if you are happy with them, then that's all that matters.I personally don't believe in video games because great number of them don't really have much of a pedagogic value in my eyes.I do use one specific video game but more as a training device than really as a game itself.
Then convert it to the currency used in Thailand.
Monthly 25000 THB (ca. 850 $) would be sufficient for my needs; life here can be both cheap AND comfortable - as long as you stay away from the 'Western' rip-offs.Scale: a hotel receptionist is at ca. 10000 THB, basic factory work is 12000 - 20000 THB
May I ask why or what made you want to move to Thailand?
It was not so much a choice at first. I initially had a good job opportunity in neighbouring Malaysia. As life goes, this did not last forever; after then 5 years I felt a lot more comfortable with life in SE Asia compared to Europe; so I sourced 'locally' for my next 'good' job - which happened to be in Thailand... which I already was in contact with through weekend trips and 'immigrants'.Why I meanwhile want to stay: society, economy and culture offer me more opportunity to arrange my life more flexibly and to 'personalize' it. In Europe I find that the pressure to fit into a certain image and to 'play by the traditions' rules' reduces my freedom in individuality - and my opportunities as well.For completeness: there's much 'shit' going on here as well; but I can ignore it or let it not touch me.
What u do
Work at a college in CA
U a professor or sth
I sell women
U a pimp