I don't know who you fly with but I remember paying £299 with Phuket air back in 2005.this time I paid over £700 with BA and that was the cheapest by far.i use furniture polish but I wouldn't if I had to buy it in Thailand.BillaRickaDickay wrote: ↑August 11, 2019, 8:44 amI don't usually write a book on this forum but I think this needs a few extra words.Marcosteffano wrote: ↑August 9, 2019, 7:28 pmUdon isn't cheap.nws market isn't cheap compared to makro.thailand isn't cheap.for instance.magners 105bt in Chinese cash n carry.20b in Sainsbury's uk.beer 18 large cans for 740b or 24 small cans of crap Leo ,good loaf of bread 90b,uk 27b.dirty electricity that blows things up and have black outs the same price as proper electricity here in the uk.anything farang costs 2-5 times the price even though the pound has lost almost 30% against the baht since brexit morning.the best one I've come across is furniture polish at 8 times the price of uk.cars are just as bad.im just about to buy a car here in the uk and I can say it would be 8 times the price there.slazenger tshirts 3 for 220b and 125-150 each in Thailand but don't last a dozen washes.the only real things I see as cheap in Thailand is chicken,rice,petrol and house tax..i came back here for 6 months but it's so cheap,clean,safe ive kissed goodbye to my return flight and not coming back for the foreseeable future.i do feel for quite a few of the friends in udon as they are on set pensions and must be going through hell with the rate of the baht.oh and my local does a nice real pint of Abbott ale for 145b or 120b for lager.sorry to say this but Thailand has had its day.ps I've got a house land,car,scooter for sale cheap and I'll throw in me wife.
I don't know where you live in the UK but down in Essex the cost of living exceeds by far the cost to live in Udon.
Unless you own your property in the UK to rent a 3 bed detached house would cost you 30000 bht a month plus Council tax, another 3000bht, Udon 10000bht. Utilities, gas, electric, water and sewerage a total rip off since privatisation, UK about 5000bht, Udon 2000bht/month, my Electric bill is about 500bht, water is free. Food I find cheaper in the Uk. Diesel currently twice the price. Building materials alot cheaper, Labour? To have someone cut your grass, UK, 500 bht an hour, Udon, 400bht a day. Vehicle maintenance and repair, by far cheaper in Udon. Motorcycles cheaper.
When you take in all the other crap such as Car Parking everywhere you go/Traffic Wardens/Cctv, congestion charges, emission charges, etc, 20% Vat on most stuff, not cheap. Air fares no great change in my 15 years of travel.
I also can't help noticing, who buys furniture polish?
2nd hand motors have always been expensive over here, I still don't know why?
To put thing into perspective if I said my daily outgoings were 2,500b a day for house and car I'm left with 5,000b a day.if I worked in Thailand for say 40,000b a month which we all know is mega salary after renting a house and running a car I would be lucky to have 5,000b left after the month and also a better quality of life including not eating pesticides,drinking chemically enhanced beer and being able to use the roads safely.lets not even go into free medical care and emergency services.when things like Internet cost roughly the same here and Thailand but you earn 20 times the wage,theres the answer.