Earning A Living In Phuket
Thinking about moving to Phuket? It really is not hard to blame you, but one factor that many people seem to forget or not think about, and it really is a major factor – How will I make an income? Sure, when you are not in Phuket, and your sitting in the office looking up for new Holiday Package Deals, its easy to think about all the great things you are going to do because you earn that great western income! One of the first things to consider is that the average Thai Person only makes about 15,000-20,000 baht a year, which comes to about $600 US. Jobs are not the easiest thing in the world to get when you are in Thailand. Some of you may have read the Live In Thailand Guide that was created by the Best Phuket Deals team.
Western people can not just go to Thailand with a resume in hand and try to find a job. The Thai Government has put laws in place to protect jobs, to ensure that Thai People get first pick at them. If you do manage to get a job in Thailand, it is important to remember that you will pay tax, although this is generally managed by the company you would be working for. It is also to consider why you would like to move to Thailand. If you have gone to Phuket for a Holiday and have decided that is the place for you then great! If you have found a job in Thailand, and they are able to take you on it will be important to check that it is located in Phuket.
Most jobs on offer for expats in Thailand are based in Bangkok, which has a vibrant and all out nightlife, bars with girls and all the trimmings one would expect, it is not Phuket and is not just a party town. While there is no doubt you will make plenty of girl friends and bar friends while living in Thailand, there is also a very large and enjoyed expat community that are very in touch with each other. Phuket has very cheap food, which is useful as the majority of accommodation will not come with a kitchen. Patong is an a top option for someone looking to party, while Kathu offers easy access into Patong while still been a nice quiet little area.