Originally Posted by Tri
Why dont you compare Turkey
marina prices due to its more equal cost of living? I payed 9 Euro per night in a first class marina in Thailand
for 12x4 m with truly superb service
. I still dont understand why Turkey
is that expensive and marinas
are certainly not so full to justify a high price
. Anyway ....
How can you compare Tailand to Turkey ??
First of all the cost of living in Turkey and Tailand are not comparable at all. If you take the ratio of PPP (purchasing power
parity) and GNI (gross national income) of both countries , Turkey GNI (per capita) app. 11.000 USD and PPP of 19.000 USD whereas Tailand has GNI 5.500 USD vs. 15.000 USD PPP. So, with almost half of income
they have almost as high purchasing power
which means cost of living there is less than half of Turkey.
Moreover, at least for Turkey the cost of people in marina management is a very small portion of costs. The marinas
here are paying huge rentals (practically, all coast lines in Turkey belongs to State, you cannot own these lands, but just rent for 49 years from the government) and taxes
which for example is not the case in Greece
And lastly, Thailand is Tailand, Turkey is Turkey and France
. If you want to go to Tailand because the marinas are cheaper, you may go..
PS. most marina's charge 1.5 for cats.. at least the ones I've been in around the world
Phil, this is not true for Turkey, in every marina here you pay per sqm, hence overall length by beam.