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Thailand is an alluring destination for tourists and expats alike, offering an
array of attractions - perfect white beaches, a hospitable culture, tropical
climate, and bustling city life contrasting with the beautiful and tranquil
Popularly known as the land of smiles, Thailand is also famed for its low
cost of living. This definitely adds to the country's appeal as an expat
destination, and it also allows residents an enhanced purchasing power compared
to many other places. Expats in Thailand value the experience of living in this
Southeast Asian nation - reflected in very high rankings across global expat
surveys for quality of life and cost of living.
One aspect of the health care system in Thailand that is often mentioned is
its lack of GPs. As a result, people turning up at hospital will often be seen
by a doctor who specialises in a particular area of medicine. Not all hospitals
are without generalists though - and if you're a member of AXA PPP
International, you'll be able to call our 24 hour helpline and we'll be able to
suggest the most suitable hospital in the area.
Private medicine in Thailand is of a generally high standard, with a good
supply of private hospitals in populous areas. The country has a growing
reputation as a medical tourism destination, with people travelling there
specifically for elective procedures. Public health provision may not be of a
standard equivalent to what you'd find in Europe or North America, especially in
There is a diverse expat community in Thailand, with foreign nationals from many different counties and all walks of life.
Although it is a multi-cultural society that is warm and welcoming to expats, Thailand also has a rich history and a strong sense of tradition.
You will need to understand the rules, regulations and paperwork that’s required.
It may take a little time to get used to the currency when you move to Thailand, but banking services throughout the country are generally very good.
Finding somewhere to live in Thailand is a decision that requires serious thought and consideration.
As a parent, it’s much easier to relax when you know that your children are happy.
The phrase 'expat boomerang' is one that's made a few appearances in the news pages over the last couple of years.
After being revealed as the country with the largest proportion of wealthy expats, Singapore has scored another victory.
A growing number of Britons are giving thought to retiring abroad as a way of spending their twilight years
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