Cost of Living

Cost of Living

Updated 11 Feb 2016: Updated 22 December 2015: The petrol prices here dropped again last week and unlike Australia, where the government keeps prices artificially high with a heavy tax slug, we get the true benefit of low world oil costs: Updated on 22 November 2015:...
Paying for Utilities

Paying for Utilities

Covered or mentioned in this post: Paying for electricity and paying for water. Living in Chiang Mai, like anywhere else, unfortunately involves paying for living expenses like rent/mortgage and utilities such as water and electricity. This post is a shortie to give...
Our Shopping Basket

Our Shopping Basket

We recently went shopping at the local market, which is a permanent feature about 5 minutes drive from us in a large open tin shed. So what does the outcome of a Thai shopping expedition look like and what are the costs involved? The photos below show you what we...