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Living in Chiang Mai

Whether you are thinking about starting a new life in Chiang Mai, have recently moved to the area, or you are an established resident with a burning question that you just can’t seem to find answers to, this section has lots of useful information aimed at make living in Chiang Mai easier.

Practical information covers an array of topics, such as how much your utility bills might cost, finding a plumber, healthcare, contacting the police, hiring a vehicle, local transportation, international schools, and finding work. There are also great posts dedicated to the social and leisure aspects of living in Chiang Mai, including how to meet people, groups for expats, where to take the kids, and Thai language courses, through to more specialist interest articles including cookery classes, massage courses, and being a vegetarian.

There are also some personal accounts where you can read about real situations experienced by people living in Chiang Mai. Some might make you laugh and some might make you cringe, but all will give you a good understanding of life in the northern Thai city.

Make sure you also scroll to the comments section of any post you read; very often there is some very handy supplementary information and opinions submitted by other users – regular citizens of Chiang Mai, just like you!

The articles in this section are a terrific resource for anyone interested in moving to, or already living in, Chiang Mai.

Perfect Homes to pioneer next-gen real estate agents in Chiang Mai

Perfect Homes to pioneer next-gen real estate agents in Chiang Mai

Although the most popular type of real estate among foreign visitors to Chiang Mai, anyone who’s ever sought a condo unit here knows all too well the near mind-boggling choice on offer coupled with the potential language and cultural barriers.…

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Thailand’s Ten-Year Retirement Visa – Will it Affect the Property Market?

Thailand’s Ten-Year Retirement Visa – Will it Affect the Property Market?

Recently, the Thai government announced that that the Immigration Department will begin offering a ten-year retirement visa to foreigners over the age of 50 who meet other specific criteria. Almost immediately, the foreign retirement community in Thailand was up in…

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TM30 Explained! You Must Register Any Non Thai National Living In Your Property!

TM30 Explained! You Must Register Any Non Thai National Living In Your Property!

Are You Living In or Renting a Private Property in Thailand to Foreigners? Or simply have a someone staying in your property that is not a Thai national? If so, you need to be aware of a law that has…

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