Thailand is one of the most favorite destinations in Southeast Asia for many people, offering an affordable and convenient standard of living for local and foreign residents who make the country their second home. According to the award-winning travel blog A Little Adrift, “It comes down to the friendly people, low cost of living paired with culture and amazing food”. Thailand’s attractions include stunning sea, golden beaches, scuba diving sites, ancient ruins, Buddhist temples, exciting nightlife, and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The country’s population is just under 70 million and while most Thai residents consist of the four ethnic groups of Thai people, there is also a large and thriving expat community that steadily grows each year. Global citizens are attracted to the country, and you are likely to find plenty of professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, students, and families from around the world within your first few weeks of relocating to the country. There are communities of retirees, a startup and entrepreneurial scene, and a growing base of digital nomads who want to experience a varied life in Southeast Asia. Teaching ESL (English as a second language) is a popular profession among the Western expats whom Thailand attracts.
Thai people are exceedingly friendly, warm and welcoming (Thailand is known as the “Land of Smiles”).