Why retire in Thailand?
For retirees, Thailand is not a single destination but several – each with its distinctive personality and unique attractions.
Phuket, for instance, offers spectacular seas and beaches, while Bangkok has a cosmopolitan buzz and Hua Hin provides tranquility.
But while the lifestyle options range from top-flight luxury to highly affordable, all are enhanced by a delightful climate, an advantageous cost of living and a stunning natural environment.
Thailand’s appeal as a destination for your golden years includes:
1. Cost of living – upgrade your lifestyle with one of the world’s most attractive costs of living, with everyday prices even beating neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia
2. Beautiful surroundings – the stunning landscapes to explore range from the paradise islands and white sandy beaches in Phuket to the mountaintop forests of Kaeng Krajan national park
3. Fascinating culture – discover a rich cultural heritage of picturesque festivals, treasure-trove night markets and atmospheric ancient temples
4. A warm welcome – enjoy the daily pleasure of living in a country where politeness, courtesy and good humour are at the heart of national pride
5. World-class healthcare – assure your long-term wellbeing with healthcare institutions that attract more than a million medical tourists each year through excellent service and exacting clinical standards
6. Community – share friendships and good times in the lively expat communities to be found in Thailand’s leading resorts
7. Great golfing – leisure pursuits in the Land of Smiles range from horse riding, bowling and the seaside to some of Asia’s finest golf courses
8. Great air connections – a wide selection of affordable flights to worldwide destinations make holidays and trips home a regular feature of a Thai retirement
9. Infrastructure – retirees can find the convenience of their accustomed lifestyle through Thailand’s modern roads, public facilities and shops
10. Low tax – the burden of taxation is lightened by Thailand’s welcoming fiscal system, which imposes no taxes on overseas income or on inheriting property