The Royal Kingdom of Thailand has long been one of the most visited countries by tourists, with a whopping 30 million people entering Thailand in 2019, pre-pandemic and since the country opened up after the Covid pandemic, tourist numbers have been steadily growing. There are 3 major groups of foreigners that travel to Thailand, the first is the regular tourist, who might stay 3-4 weeks, then there are the retirees, who live in Thailand most of the year and the last group is the digital nomads, which we investigate in this short article.
What is a Digital Nomad?
A digital nomad is a person who works online, which means they are not tied to living in a specific location in order to carry out their work.
Examples include the following:
- Web designer
- App developer
- Online teaching
- Business coaching
- Online trading
So, any person who works online has the freedom and independence to live anywhere in the world and we are going to take a closer look at the reasons they choose the Land of Smiles. If you love Thailand so much, you can’t see yourself living anywhere else, there are Pattaya houses for sale by a leading Thai real estate agent.
Great Internet Connectivity
Of course, it is crucial that you have fast and reliable Internet if you manage your business online and Thailand certainly obliges; for $40 per month, you can enjoy unlimited data and you have good coverage nationwide. There are several leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs), including DTAC, True Corporation, AIS and BBB, all offer a range of packages.
Low Cost of Living
Thailand is much cheaper than Europe, the US or any other developed country and a low cost of living is one of the main reasons digital nomads choose sunny Thailand. Travel, accommodation, food are all reasonable in the Land of Smiles, so you can probably save money on living expenses. If you calculate how much you would save in a month, or even a year, it is easy to see why people choose the Royal Kingdom of Thailand. Click here for how to choose the right luggage for your next trip.
If you live in a country that has a cold winter, why not escape to a tropical destination like Thailand? Indeed, many online workers spend the winter in Thailand for that very reason. While Thailand is very hot, the coolest time of the year happens to coincide with the European winter, when temperatures range from 20-25C. The Thai summer is from March to June and many expats return home for these few months, which allows you to keep in touch with family and friends.
To learn more about Thailand, check out the Tourism Authority of Thailand website and you can plan your relocation to the tropical paradise that is Thailand.