A List of Useful Services You’ll Need When Living in Thailand

This page includes a list of services you’ll find useful when living in Thailand. It lists only the service providers we feel comfortable recommending.

Health Insurance

ACS – An international insurance company providing full health coverage and the option of lifetime renewal if you apply before the age of sixty. It’s a great option if you want to visit any premium hospital in Thailand.

Mister Prakan – A local insurance broker providing comprehensive insurance plan comparisons. Recommend for those who want to get quality local insurance in Thailand.

Real Estate

Real Estate Agent – Get in touch with a real estate agent we feel comfortable recommending. Suitable for those who want to quickly find a good place to rent or buy in Bangkok.

Stayy by Hostmaker – A rental platform with over 150 properties listed along the BTS line and in the center of Bangkok. They let you rent condo’s from 30 days to 365 days, without signing a contract. Use the coupon code “EXPATDEN5” to get a 5% discount on your booking.

Moving

Moving Quotes – Fill out the form to get free quotes from moving companies to ship your belongings internationally.

Boonma – A reputable pet shipping company in Thailand. They can help you bring your pet in and out of Thailand to and from many other parts of the world.

Working

Text and Talk – A TEFL school accredited by Thailand’s Ministry of Education. The academy is perfect for you if you’re looking to be an English teacher in Thailand. They also guarantee job placement for qualified students.

Relocation Services – A visa and work permit service that helps companies, digital nomads, and freelancers who already have clients work legally in Thailand and relieves the administrative burden of dealing with Thai bureaucracy.

Working in Thailand Kindle – Our ebook showing you how to effectively get a job in Thailand based on the experiences of nineteen expats from various fields who work in Thailand.

Language

Thaipod101 – A great tool to study Thai Online. It includes step-by-step videos and podcasts that help you quickly speak and understand Thai.

Money Transfer

TransferWise – A quick, cheap, and easy want to send money in and out of Thailand. Both transfer fees and exchange rates are better than most wire transfers.

Xendpay – An alternative to TransferWise. The website’s a bit more complicated to use but provides better rates in some cases.

Health

Bumrungraj Health Check-Up Program – Get your health checkup done in a top-tier hospital in Thailand. They have experienced doctors, modern equipment, and exceptional services.

BIDC – The specialized dental clinic in Bangkok with international standards. They provide everything you’ll need for dental care.

Legal

Banchee Legal – A law firm with good ethics and affordable rates. They can help you with general legal matters including rental disputes, contracts, notarizations, and litigations.

Frank Legal & Tax – A boutique law firm that specializes in corporate and real estate laws. You can contact them when you need legal advice for commercial laws or if you want to invest in real estate.

Taxation

1040Abroad – A tax firm for American expats who live in Thailand or abroad. They can help you with US tax advice or filing.

Switchaya Nukkam – An accountant who can help you with tax in Thailand. She also provides accounting services for corporations.

Shopping

HappyFresh – You can buy groceries, food, and fresh products from this site. They can also deliver products from superstores like Tesco, Big C, and Gourmet Market.

Transportation

Expedia – Use it when you need to buy airline tickets anywhere in the world. Many times you’ll land a great deal on Expedia. They compare deals from different websites and show you the best based on price or flight duration.

HappyCar – Check out HappyCar if you need to rent a car in Thailand. Similar to Expedia, they compare prices and show you the best deals available.

Busonlineticket – A handy website to book tickets for buses, ferries, and trains online. With it, you don’t need to deal with the hassle of trying to explain where you want to go and at what time with a non-native English speaker at the ticket counter.

Disclaimer: ​We may receive financial compensation ​when you use one of the services on this page. This happens at no cost to you and helps us cover some of the expenses of running Thailand Starter Kit.