Benefits for Retirement in Thailand
The Kingdom of Thailand is regarded as one of the most popular retirement destinations in the world. There are a lot of benefits that only the Kingdom can offer. No wonder the number of retirees entering the country is incessantly increasing.
What are the benefits in retiring in Thailand?
The Thais are very sweet; warm; and hospitable people. Despite the calamities that beset them, they still afford to smile. This may also be the reason why Thailand is known as the "Land of Smiles."
Climate and Topography
Thailand has a tropical climate which is basically high both in temperature and humidity; thus more suited for retirees suffering from arthritis. With this climate, they no longer have to endure the intense back ache brought about by shovelling snow and spreading salt on the driveway.
Cost of Living
The price of almost everything in Thailand is relatively cheaper compared to that of the United States of America as well as the European countries. The rental rates of apartments and condominium units are fair as well although the dues are higher for buildings located in cities such as Bangkok and Pattaya.
Retirees are given priority by the Thai Immigration. They are issued a special visa known as "O" Thailand Retirement Visa which are presently given by the Royal Thai consulates and embassies abroad.
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