What Living as an Expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand is Really Like

Hey guys! Welcome to Living Abroad, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Our latest interview is with Alana, an American entrepreneur, writer, and blogger who has spent the last nine years living in Chiang Mai. Here, she shares what it’s really like to live in Chiang Mai as an expat, from the incredible food to the transient expat community.

I’ve read Alana’s blog, Paper Planes, since like 2013 so I’m really excited to share this interview!

Quick facts about living in Chiang Mai, Thailand:

Language: Thai Currency: ฿ Thai Baht (THB) Level of crime in Chiang Mai: Very low Cost of living in Chiang Mai: Low Quality of life in Chiang Mai: High

The pros and cons of living in Chiang Mai (as reported by Alana):

Pros: The cost of living compared to the value you get is incredible, it’s big enough to have

Keep reading this article on Ashley Abroad.

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