It’s complicated. The Kingdom of Thailand is a Constitutional Monarchy. The head of government is the Prime Minister and the head of state is a hereditary monarch. The current King is highly revered. The democratically elected government, accused of corruption was overthrown by the military that is seeking to restore balanced government.
Thailand is populated by 67,976,405, of which Thai comprise 95.9%, Burmese 2% and 1.3% “Other.”
Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand has a landmass of 198,120 square miles and borders Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia.
Hot Place To Live: Chiang Mai
Expat Freedoms & Experiences:
Lots of people know Thailand for its “seedy” side. But in the last half-decade, the Thai government has gone out of its way to become the homebase for an ever increasing number of young, adventurous and wealthy Expat “Digital Nomads,” in addition to retiring Americans seeking a better quality of life and freedom.
To encourage Expats to make Thailand their home, the government has started a series of visa reforms. These reforms are meant to help Expats find a way to stay longer in the country and avoid the previous three month Tourist Visa’s short-term stays.
Drawing many Expats to Thailand is the relatively low cost of living. Every dollar spent in food, housing, transportation, personal and entertainment expenses is estimated to be, conservatively, 150% less of that in America. And, those are figures for Bangkok, not Chang Mai which is significantly less expensive for Expats.
While under Barrack Hussein Obama the US Middle Class has virtually disappeared, combined with the illegal immigration invasion of Western Civilization, the quality of life in Thailand for Americans is beyond what most have seen in nearly three decades. Living in Thailand for Expats harkens back to US standards, pre the Left Wing liberal decimation of the US Middle Class. While some joke that Expats go to Thailand to “live like Kings,” it is more appropriate, according to the Expats who live there, to say they are living as they once would have in America.
And while many perceive the corruption in Thailand to be a key factor of everyday life, many Expats from America will invoke the “Devil you know” phrase. Expats who move to Thailand often find it refreshing to speak openly about corruption, unlike in America where the elite Political Ruling Class pretends they aren’t corrupt and that the Rule of Law still applies to everyone in America.
Indeed, as corruption in the United States of America hits an all-time high, especially with the presumption that Hillary Rodham Clinton will not be persecuted for Emailgate, a large number of patriotic Americans are realizing that they must look elsewhere to find any resemblance to life as it used to be in America.