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Thailand Property Guide

Country Stats

  • Name: Republic of Thailand
  • Area: 513120 sq. kms.
  • Population: 70.6 million people
  • Capital City: Bangkok
  • Gross Domestic Product: $387.3 billion per year
  • Currency: Thai Baht
  • Major Religions: Buddhism, Islam, Chinese Universalism
  • Per Capita Income: $5779
  • GINI Coefficient: 39.4
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About The Country

Living in Thailand offers expats a life in a beautiful country that has amazing natural landscapes, exotic beach islands, national parks, nature reserves and historical cities. The people of Thailand are well known for their friendly nature and they are extremely proud of their rich cultural heritage. The culture and lifestyle of the people living in Thailand is influenced by their Buddhist or Hindu religions and their ethnic and cultural diversity is heavily celebrated and revered.

There is a very diverse expat community in Thailand, which includes retirees, executive managers, students, teachers and business owners. People are attracted to the lifestyle here, which affords them a relaxed way of life in a beautiful location. The cost of living in Thailand is cheap when compared with many other countries throughout the world. When it comes to property, location is the key and the cost of property will vary enormously according to where you wish to live. Despite this, rent is generally cheap when compared with western nations.

The principal language spoken in Thailand is Thai, with significant minorities speaking Chinese, Lao, Khmer and Malay. A large percentage of the Thai population speaks English.

 

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