On one of our recent trips to Asia for Ninjitsu training (more on that in later posts), we found ourselves meeting many foreigners who are living in Asia for $1,000 – $2,000 a month.
They are living life very well. They are living near the beach, eating out most nights and enjoying nightlife like rock stars.
So I started asking the questions, “Can you really live on a tropical island in Asia and have our western comforts for $1,000 a month? If so, how is this possible?”
To answer this, I going to be turning the rest of this post over to one of the men behind: www.GodsofThailand.com
This website is ran by men from America, England, and Sweden who live in Thailand. And when we talk about living in Thailand, we mean “living”. They experience Thailand like a king.
Note: The website www.GodsofThailand.com is not for everyone. It focuses on Travel, Adventure, Lifestyle, and women in Thailand. If you are offended by topic such as drinking, sex, and partying – don’t visit the website. But the following post is appropriate for all audiences.
And now we hand it over to the Gods of Thailand….
“Is it possible to live like a rock star on a tropical island in Thailand for only $1,000 a month?”
It’s not only possible, but I’ve done it for over a year and I know many who have lived here for more than 10 years earning under $1,000 a month.
How is this possible? First let me give you some background information on how I moved from America to Thailand making less than $900 a month.
It was 2008. The American economy was in ruins, unemployment was skyrocketing, and my sales job was going down the toilet. I was making 20% of what I was making the year before and things were getting worse. I was working 60 hours a week making less and less each month.
I knew something had to change. My only saving grace is I had a small internet website that sold sporting equipment which was making me about $800 in profits a month.
On one particular payday in 2008, I look down at my paycheck. I made three dollars an hour for this pay period…
I had enough!
I quit my job. I sold my car. I moved all my belongings into storage.
I bought a ticket to Thailand where I always dreamed of training in Muay Thai from the country where it all started.
I boarded a plane one month after I quit my job. It’s been three years since then, and I’ve never looked back with regret.
Now I live in Thailand. I stay in a nice apartment near the beach. I go swimming in the warm ocean three times a week. I get an hour massage on the beach for eight dollars. I eat at 4 star restaurants whenever I want. And I have my choice of beautiful women.
I do all this for $1,500 a month. (Most do it for less, I just happen to enjoy eating out more than most.) Click here to read more…