Retire in Thailand Resources

A Beach Lifestyle for a Third of What It Would Cost in Australia

All we had to last us the next 30-plus years was our meagre life savings, accumulated superannuation and the proceeds of the sale of our assets in Australia. As we did not plan to be in Australia when we came of age to access our Australian Government Pension, it could not be part of our financial calculations. (We are not at retirement age as yet—Vivien’s 53 and I’m 58.)

A Busy Social Life in Paradise for $1,500 a Month

When it comes to living life to the fullest, for Tony Robertson, old age is not a consideration. He’s only 69, and is spending his retirement enjoying the lifestyle in Thailand’s “Pearl of the Andaman Sea”. “Thailand was a no-brainer for me. It offers a high standard of living with access to everything I need Read more...

Find Your Motorcycle Nirvana in Chiang Mai, Thailand

My wife, Valerie, and I retired in February this year. With a new life in mind, we flew AirAsia from our home on the Gold Coast, via Kuala Lumpur, to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. We had come to this decision after realising that we were bored of the same-old-same-old in Australia. Plus, Australia is getting just too expensive for retirees. So, we took the plunge. We sold all of our assets and placed our personal belongings in storage. I am too young to receive a pension. However, by living in Chiang Mai, we can afford to live a financially independent life.

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