Live and work in Thailand

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Life in Thailand

Thailand is a country that effortlessly blends tradition with modernity. From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the tranquil temples of Chiang Mai, every corner reveals a unique charm. Explore colorful markets, feast on mouthwatering street food, and witness the grandeur of ornate Buddhist temples.

The Thai people are known for their genuine smiles and friendly nature. You’ll quickly feel the warmth and kindness that radiates from the locals, making you feel right at home. Fun fact: Thailand is often called the “Land of Smiles” due to the country’s friendly and welcoming culture.

The tropical climate of Thailand means endless sunshine and gorgeous beaches. Dive into crystal-clear waters, relax on pristine white sands, and explore breathtaking islands like Phuket, Koh Samui, and Phi Phi. Thailand is home to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Maya Bay, made famous by the movie “The Beach.”

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Quick facts about working in Thailand

  • Average working hours per week: 48 hours, 8 hours daily
  • Number of Vacation days: 6 days 
  • Commute: Mostly by bus, skytrains, subway and tuk-tuk
  • Work culture: Hierarchical

You will have colleagues from everywhere, but you will speak in your own native language, supporting customers from your country.

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Quick info about Thailand

Typical food

Pad Thai (noodle stir fry), Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup), Tom Kha Gai (thai chicken coconut soup), sticky rice with mango (sweet)


~71.6 million people


Southeast Asia, borders Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Andaman Sea and the Gulf. The capital city is Bangkok.



Famous people

Mario Maurer, Buakaw Banchamek, Tatchakorn Yeerum


Thai Baht (ISO code: THB, symbol ฿)

Avg. working week

48 hours 
8 hours daily


Public healthcare varies in quality but private is good. It is self-paid.


Other countries nearby


Yes all foreigners have to apply for a work permit to work in Thailand. You can read all about it here.

Thailand has a tropical climate characterized by high temperatures and humidity. The country experiences three seasons: hot, cool, and rainy. The hot season lasts from March to June, with temperatures often soaring above 30 degrees Celsius. The cool season, from November to February, brings milder temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. The rainy season, from July to October, sees frequent showers and occasional storms.

The tax rates and thresholds may vary based on your income level and residency status. It’s important to consult with a tax professional or seek advice from the relevant Thai authorities to understand your specific tax obligations as a digital nomad in Thailand, as tax laws and regulations can change over time.

Thailand offers a range of public transport options to navigate its bustling cities and scenic landscapes. In urban areas like Bangkok, you’ll find an extensive network of skytrains, subway systems, and buses, providing convenient and efficient transportation. Tuk-tuks and taxis are also popular modes of transport for shorter distances. For longer journeys, trains and intercity buses connect major cities and tourist destinations. Fun fact: Thailand’s iconic long-tail boats are a unique way to explore coastal areas and rivers.

Thailand has a mixed healthcare system that includes both public and private providers. The country has made significant progress in developing its healthcare infrastructure and services, particularly in urban areas. Public healthcare facilities, operated by the Ministry of Public Health, provide affordable healthcare services to Thai citizens and legal residents. Private hospitals and clinics, on the other hand, offer higher quality and more specialized care, often preferred by expatriates and tourists. Bangkok is known for having some of the best private hospitals in the country. It’s recommended to have comprehensive health insurance coverage when staying in Thailand to ensure access to quality healthcare and to cover any unexpected medical expenses.

Still not convinced about Thailand?

Thai cuisine is a culinary adventure for your taste buds. From spicy tom yum soup to flavorful pad Thai and aromatic green curry, each dish is a masterpiece of flavors and fresh ingredients. Don’t forget to try the famous Thai street food, where delectable treats await you at every corner.

Living in Thailand means embracing a relaxed lifestyle that values balance and spirituality. Take part in Thai festivals like Songkran (Water Festival) or Loy Krathong (Floating Lantern Festival) and experience the rich cultural heritage of the country.

Thailand is also known to be a popular destination for digital nomads due to its affordability, vibrant culture, and welcoming environment. Many cities in Thailand, such as Chiang Mai and Bangkok, have developed a thriving digital nomad community with co-working spaces, cafes, and networking opportunities specifically catering to remote workers. The country offers a good quality of life with a variety of accommodation options, reliable internet infrastructure, and a range of amenities and attractions to explore during leisure time. Additionally, Thailand has visa options that allow digital nomads to stay for an extended period, such as the Thailand Elite Visa or the Non-Immigrant Visa (Category “O-A”). However, it’s essential to research and understand the visa requirements and regulations to ensure compliance with Thai immigration laws.

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