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refuseillusion  
4h
I think the limit is just 180 for Thailand oddly
mogosselin  
4h
If you think you'll stay there for 5 years straight, I would say it's a good investment.
verekia  
4h
Personally I would stay less than 6 months per year to a_avoid_ being a tax resident, because screw paperwork complexity, but even still, for 6 months per year it's a good investment
verekia  
4h
The biggest risk is that if any big life change happens in the next 5 years, like meeting someone who can't travel, or not being able to travel in general, that screws up the whole deal
refuseillusion  
3h
Tax residency in Thailand is pretty good
refuseillusion  
3h
Check out the exemption of foreign-sourced income after the calendar-year holding period
verekia  
3h
I'm sure it is, but I've gone through the paperwork nightmare before between France and the US, and I'd rather keep things simple and stress-free now
verekia  
3h
stress is _taxing_ on me :smile:
cyruzdraxs  
3h
Anyone have experience with working in Thailand through Velocity Global? Elastic will only let me work through them, as they have an existing contract, rather than Iglu. They don't say much about their Thailand entity though. https://velocityglobal.com/services/countries-velocity-global-serves/thailand-peo-employment-services/
coffeejunk  
2h
would be very interesting to hear what their cost is

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  • Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Vignette
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    4.81/5
    209 reviews
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    good
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    I just got back here in late 2018 and it\'s better than ever. People who say \"Chiang Mai is overrun by nomads\" are really mistaken. I hardly saw them. I did see lots of Chinese and some Korean tourists, but they were all quite nice and mostly around Nimman. There\'s also the few American vegan midlifer\'s in the Old City center, but that\'s about it. Chiang Mai is cool and breezy, there\'s now public bicycles literally everywhere that you can rent for 250 THB or $6 (per month!) with the MoBike app. The red buses (or Songthaew\'s) are now legit and don\'t rip tourists off anymore, so you can drive everywhere for 30 THB or $1. People are nice. It\'s still super safe, even late a night. The food is better than ever. And thanks to the nomad wave of 2014 in Chiang Mai, there\'s now lots of hip cafes that allow coworking too. It\'s a great city.

    ๐ŸŒง  31°C 88°F AQI ๐Ÿ‘Ž55
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    $991 / mo
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  • Phuket Phuket Vignette
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    3.33/5
    189 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
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    Some of the costs are accurate and some seem a little high to me as an expat. I live on the interior of the island, Kathu. We are 5 miles from beaches on either side of the island. Weather is amazing all year - between 75-85 degrees. So far monsoon season is not as bad as I expected. Traffic is really bad. I have not had an accident but the hazards are there. That may be the biggest downside. Your money speaks loudly here. I have a nice route I do on my bicycle for exercise which is shady and hilly with wide shoulders. There is a nice reservoir where people socialize and exercise.

    ๐ŸŒฅ  38°C 100°F AQI19
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    $1,276 / mo
  • Singapore Singapore Vignette
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.58/5
    200 reviews
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    Nomad-ed here for a month. A totally ok place if you have the budget for it. Coworking spaces are good, 4g everywhere, transportation is effective. Lots of things to do. I was able to find friends. Lots of international people, very few digital nomads. If you\'re there, consider not renting in the center (as it gets expensive fast) and being creative with places to eat to find cheap options. Be prepared to use cash unless you live in a luxury.

    ๐ŸŒง  43°C 109°F AQI ๐Ÿ‘Ž99
    +48
    $2,871 / mo
  • Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Vignette
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.61/5
    186 reviews
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    good
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    bad
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    Whanted to write a review, wrote about 200 words than pressed the arrow key and left the page and the review was gone. Fix this shit. You obviously don\'t give a rats ass about UX

    ๐ŸŒง  34°C 93°F AQI35
    +45
    $1,207 / mo
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Vignette
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.51/5
    205 reviews
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    bad
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    The price rating bar is definitely wrong. Hong Kong is way more expensive than any other city I have been to, including London.

    ๐ŸŒฅ  31°C 88°F AQI ๐Ÿ‘Ž55
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    $3,113 / mo
  • Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City Vignette
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.01/5
    189 reviews
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    good
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    Ho Chi Minh City is a big hot spot for digital nomads. Currently experiencing huge growth in the number of co-working spaces available. It has a slower pace of life compared to other cities. Ho Chi Minh City is well known for its coffee culture (many local cafรฉs), traditional architecture, and friendly locals. Prices for food and accommodation are low in comparison to other South East Asian locations. Added bonus: weekend getaways at the beach are just a bus ride away.

    ๐ŸŒง  42°C 108°F AQI48
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    $1,055 / mo
  • Ubud Ubud Vignette
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    4.04/5
    182 reviews
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    This used to be the hotspot for digital nomads in Bali until 2016 when Canggu took over. Itโ€™s more deserted now and mostly filled with Chinese tourbuses, older Euro families and some yoga girls and yogiโ€™s. Not as hip as it once was. Who knows when it will make a revival. I hope.

    ๐ŸŒฅ  43°C 109°F AQI50
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    $1,173 / mo
  • Ko Samui Ko Samui Vignette
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    3.27/5
    200 reviews
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    Samui is Thailand\'s second most popular island for tourists, after Phuket. The main areas are Chaweng and Lamai. Chaweng used to be more backpacker and trashy (like Bali\'s Kuta) but is now rapidly developing into a real clean town. Since 2014, it now has a giant air-conditioned Central World mall, an increasing number of coffee places, good restaurants and more upscale hotels and resorts. Lamai Beach used to be the more clean and laidback area but is now deteriorating. The beaches are still okay but the streets are now filled with sex bars and bad restaurants. Worse, prices in Lamai are often higher than in Chaweng due to less competition. The preferrable spot to stay in Ko Samui now is the more mellow South Chaweng.

    ๐ŸŒฅ  39°C 102°F AQI9
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    $1,530 / mo
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