Living on the beautiful and exotic island of Koh Samui offers plenty of fun in the sun, world-class beaches, golf courses and accommodations. As a long-term expat, you can be rest assured that there is a family-like atmosphere on the island, with many choosing Samui as their home.Like the rest of Thailand, Koh Samui features a lower cost of living than most Western countries.
Finding a delicious meal is never a problem on Koh Samui. From 20 THB a plate for chicken and rice to 3,000 THB for an imported steak, wine, and dessert, the options are endless. World cuisines such as Italian, French, Indian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Vegan foods can be found everywhere on the island with supermarkets also offering imported goods from around the world.
Although there are many industries that foreigners are not allowed to work, an ample amount of sectors welcome skilled foreigners. If you have trouble finding legal work for your specialty or career, it is possible to start your own business that can allow you to work in an industry that is typically not available to foreigners. Such examples of industries include restaurants, bars, farming, services, etc.
Digital nomads will also be delighted when working in Koh Samui or other parts of Thailand as the country features a very good internet infrastructure. For more information, check out our guide to living on Koh Samui below: