How far does a 30K salary go in Bangkok?

Will you be living well - or simply surviving?

Is it possible to live in Bangkok on a 30,000 baht teacher salary? OK, let's really drill down those numbers.


When illness strikes

Are you prepared for the unhealthier times?

As the old saying goes - don't leave home without it! Not your health insurance card anyway.


The medical world is changing

More expensive health insurance premiums can mean better equipment

Things keep changing in the field of medical care - and that means that costs keep increasing. The good news, though, is that much of the increase in cost is due to the hospitals buying new and improved test equipment to allow them to quickly spot and diagnose medical problems that would have previously been missed.


Living with mental illness in Thailand

Postbox letter from Ada Hodgman

Finding your meds is another struggle. Unless you live in Bangkok or Chiang Mai, expect to have to order your drugs from Bangkok.


In the pink

It's annual health check-up time

There's nothing nicer than spending most of the day at a Thai hospital being poked and prodded by a selection of Thai doctors. No, really.


Meds! meds! meds!

The medical situation in Thailand

Thailand has a wide range of excellent private and international hospitals. The buildings and equipment are far better than your average English state hospital affair. The cost is usually great value and well covered by most insurance policies. Doctors are often educated abroad and speak good English.


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