5 Reasons Why Thailand is Great for Retirement

5 Reasons Why Thailand is Great for Retirement

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  1. Seriously how can anyone argue with you on this subject, I am ready to go right this minute, I wish I could have sheltered in place in Pattaya, it would have been safer and smarter than some other nations I know of and live in. Great video. You are doing a good job making my mouth salivate, I am wondering if I can even visit this year?

  2. Advantages to Thailand:
    Affordable Housing
    Food
    Cleanliness
    Girls don’t look malnourished
    No beggars, no squatters

    Disadvantages to Thailand:
    Expensive beer and cigarettes
    Bars more expensive
    Girls more expensive
    Too many lady boys
    Too many Chinese

  3. yes retire in thailand with the WORST exchange rates in 5 years , come on pete ya full of shit on this 1 , it’s a terrible time to retire in thailand 20.7 baht to aussie dollar …. if this is the best video ya come back online with ya should retire mate !

  4. Thailand is NOT suitable for expats on a retirement budget, retired people do not want to climb mountains , they do not want to experience racism and constant scams, they want peace, quiet, respect and not red tape harassment on an increasing level, Peter, your out of date. Read some comments by Thai senior politicians AND now their preferred visitors ( Chinese) are no longer welcome Anywhere in the world. I lived there for 24 yrs, but no longer , due to increases in the Thai income and health insurance requirements. It was great till recently, not any more

  5. Hey how’s it mate glad your back.That was quick hope everything is going better with the family.You seem to be in a better place in the marriage 👍.Glad to see you brother.

  6. NICE VIDEO MATE,
    BUT OF COURSE THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IS,WHATS UP WITH YOUR WIFE NOW,
    FOR A FEW WEEKS THATS ALL WE HEARD ABOUT,,NOW YOU HAVE RETURNED BACK TO NORMAL,,
    AT LEAST LET US KNOW YOUR HOME SITUATION ,ITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO RATHER THAN JUST PRETEND IT DID NOT HAPPEN.
    ARE YOU MOVING OUT?
    IF SO WHERE?
    BEST STAY CLOSE TO YOUR SON,AT LEAST SEE HIM AND BE SURE HES TAKEN CARE OF WELL,
    MOSTLY FILIPINA ARE NOT BUSINESS MINDED,AND LOVE TO ENJOY EACH DAY,,,DONT APRECIATE THAT MONEY
    DOES NOT GROW ON TREES,IN THERE CASE MANGO TREES,,
    IM NOT TALKING THROUGH MY ASS MATE,IM AN AUSSIE LIKE YOU AND MARRIED TO FILIPINA,,,
    STAY SAFE AND KEEP WORKING HARD,,
    CHEERS OSSIE

  7. Well, it’s true that Thailand is more entertaining and more diversified in food cuisines; and Philippines have lots of catch up to do. I reckon would take another 10 years for Philippines to be on track. Afterall, many male calls Thailand a “Men’s heaven” for a reason **Grin** hohohooo… **wink wink**

  8. I thought Thailand decided to join China? We have some sort of confusion. I have been to Thailand 4 times. Thailand is a terrific country. Some video stated that Thailand joined China.

  9. why do you always look off to the right? is it really that hard to look directly at the lens? you’ve been doing it for years now. it drives me nuts and makes your videos hard to watch. smh

  10. You forgot Medical care that is light years better than the PH. The banking system is also very good. People in Thailand use debit card and mobile phone payment almost every where. In PH more a cash society and going to the bank seem to be an excercice of patience as most vlogers talk about queue that last almost half day sometimes and ATM that are offline often.

  11. I honestly didn’t think you would make a video like this to upset your lovely wife any more Pete..and I could come up with alot more than 5 reasons why Thailand is worse than the Philippines for expats..No 1..will always be the huge language barrier..I been visiting both Thailand and Philippines annually for over 20 years..and I honestly tell you I can see Philippines advancing slowly while Thailand is going backwards especially on the political scene..It is not the LAND OF SMILES anymore..Its more like the LAND OF MONEY and how they are going to get it off us…I can also see that you will lose some subscribers especially if you move to Thailand.

  12. Thailand is nothing like it was,I work with many Scottish guys living there and they all say it’s fucked.Its gotten much more expensive than philippines,the don’t want foreigners unless Russian or Chinese and the visas are a fuck up,visa runs every month etc.I know the philippines can be a pain in the arse and I have been here 15 years but having been in Thailand also the only thing I miss there is the food.Better just get the wife kicked out here Pete and start afresh.Still need to get a beer with you when all this shits done.Keep the chin up pal.Cheers.

  13. the thais dont want foreigners anymore…. expats living there… looking for better spots. here a secret>>> japan…. millions of single women who all work and are good savers… cheap houses, good foods and very safe… no better place for retirement in the world! phil, thai, vietnam are good for a month visit and get the pipes clean…. thats about it…

  14. Pete , I appreciate the green screen attempt at better production and the enthusiasm , it however comes across as if you’re trying too hard.. Relax , take care of your family and come back when you find your niche… take care…

  15. we read that airbnb owners are caught in a lockdown squeeze and selling out cheap to avoid foreclosure. how to get in on those deals? as with all over the world online listings are absurdly high… asking for PH locations not in Manila area

  16. You lost alot of credibility to say its suitable for retirement. Its great to visit, even for extended period, but to rent a longterm condo and live is not suitable for retired expat on budget. Philippines welcomes foreigners everywhere in the country pretty much. English spoken widely, many expat spots like dumaguete, zambales/angeles, cebu.

  17. With respect, your son looks rather thin and malnourished, maybe your wife is not looking after him properly! She maybe has Post natal depression.

  18. Thanks for your nice video. You mentioned with a retirement visa you need 800,000 baht in the bank, then you said 850. What do you men by 850 please?

  19. Sorry mate but you are so out of date with this one, your review is based on a middle aged guy like yourself visiting here for a short time and living like a tourist and has no real relevance to an expat retiree. Most people aren’t fortunate enough to retire until they reach the ages of 60-65 so wild entertainment and elephant rides are not on their list of necessities for a retirement location. The longer you actually live here the less you want to mix with Thai nationals. You can tell that you haven’t applied for a long term visa here in Thailand or you wouldn’t be so flippant about it, it’s a constant uphill battle with changing policies which are up to the interpretation of each individual immigration officer, an officer who cannot be wrong as that will make him lose face ( don’t get me started on that part of the Thai culture which you think is so great) they only thing you got right was the Thai food section, accommodation they are still trying to rent and sell at 2017 prices even though the country is deserted and there is an abundance of accommodation available

  20. Thailand is better, superior infrastructure, easy to go from one tourist spot to another. Plentiful and better amenities like hotels and restaurants and it’s more exotic because it’s a kingdom and was never colonized so it’s pure Asian in heritage.

  21. Not a good review brother. They kicked out 100s of thousans of x pats in 2019, and it will continue, when the virus passes. Nice place to visit, not cheap like it used to be, but not a good place to live. Good try though, give my best to the family ☻

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