How Living in Chiang Mai Saves Me $23,994 a Year

Before moving here, I knew Chiang Mai offered low-cost living and that the savings I’d make would mean I’d be in for a nice lifestyle upgrade. But I didn’t realise just how good the value was. Now I’m settled in, I’ve a good handle on my budget and the savings I’m making run right across the board, from the essentials to the little luxuries...

How We Secured a Luxury Chiang Mai Home for $827 a Month

When my fiance Jason and I woke up yesterday morning, we weren’t sure where we would be living beyond our two-week stay at a serviced apartment in Chiang Mai’s Old City. By midday, that had changed. We’d signed a lease on a luxury one-bedroom condo in Nimman—a trendy area full of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and boutique hotels—for the very attractive price of 20,000 baht ($827 a month).

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