Are the streets of Chiang Mai paved with gold for a teacher?
Despite being officially Thailand’s ‘second city’ the salaries and earning potential are generally way below what you can make in the capital. The piss-poor salaries on offer there have never failed to amaze me. Of course there’s that perpetual argument that the cost of living in Chiang Mai is significantly lower than it is in Bangkok. I’ve been taken to task over this many times down the years but personally I think that that statement or comparison is complete bollocks. I’ve sometimes found CM to be even more expensive than the big mango.