Cost of Living Comparison Between Pattaya and Bangkok 

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Consumer Prices in Bangkok are 15.40% higher than in Pattaya (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bangkok are 25.93% higher than in Pattaya
Rent Prices in Bangkok are 59.37% higher than in Pattaya
Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 10.15% lower than in Pattaya
Groceries Prices in Bangkok are 18.48% higher than in Pattaya
Local Purchasing Power in Bangkok is 44.81% higher than in Pattaya
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Restaurants
Pattaya Edit Bangkok Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿ 70.00 ฿      -30.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 ฿ 880.00 ฿      -12.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ฿ 180.00 ฿      -10.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 ฿ 63.89 ฿      -8.74 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 95.00 ฿ 130.00 ฿      +36.84 %
Cappuccino (regular) 65.24 ฿ 69.22 ฿      +6.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 26.05 ฿ 17.44 ฿      -33.05 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.84 ฿ 8.81 ฿      -44.41 %
Markets
Pattaya Edit Bangkok Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 176.19 ฿ 196.69 ฿      +11.63 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 31.57 ฿ 39.42 ฿      +24.86 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.69 ฿ 18.01 ฿      +31.52 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 49.90 ฿ 57.15 ฿      +14.52 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 214.20 ฿ 281.29 ฿      +31.32 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 31.80 ฿ 36.84 ฿      +15.86 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 134.20 ฿ 141.48 ฿      +5.43 %
Apples (1 lb) 29.98 ฿ 44.53 ฿      +48.55 %
Banana (1 lb) 16.22 ฿ 18.76 ฿      +15.65 %
Oranges (1 lb) 25.99 ฿ 31.25 ฿      +20.26 %
Tomato (1 lb) 18.71 ฿ 22.51 ฿      +20.33 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.80 ฿ 20.22 ฿      +13.56 %
Onion (1 lb) 14.90 ฿ 19.92 ฿      +33.64 %
Lettuce (1 head) 35.58 ฿ 33.53 ฿      -5.76 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.36 ฿ 15.77 ฿      -3.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 725.00 ฿ 700.00 ฿      -3.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 52.62 ฿ 59.86 ฿      +13.75 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 70.62 ฿ 101.36 ฿      +43.51 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 140.00 ฿ 150.00 ฿      +7.14 %
Transportation
Pattaya Edit Bangkok Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 ฿ 36.00 ฿      +260.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 600.00 ฿ 1,300.00 ฿      +116.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ฿ 35.00 ฿      -12.50 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 29.48 ฿ 57.94 ฿      +96.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿ 120.00 ฿      +20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 108.32 ฿ 99.62 ฿      -8.03 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,200,000.00 ฿ 1,500,000.00 ฿      +25.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 875,000.00 ฿ 867,840.00 ฿      -0.82 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Pattaya Edit Bangkok Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,714.29 ฿ 3,007.86 ฿      +10.82 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.96 ฿ 1.83 ฿      -6.52 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 730.61 ฿ 586.97 ฿      -19.66 %
Sports And Leisure
Pattaya Edit Bangkok Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,298.61 ฿ 2,059.40 ฿      +58.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 512.50 ฿ 284.78 ฿      -44.43 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 ฿ 220.00 ฿      +10.00 %
Childcare
Pattaya Edit Bangkok Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 10,800.00 ฿ 10,368.06 ฿      -4.00 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 324,000.00 ฿ 516,365.31 ฿      +59.37 %
Clothing And Shoes
Pattaya Edit Bangkok Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,100.00 ฿ 1,704.84 ฿      -18.82 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,314.29 ฿ 1,146.50 ฿      -12.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,900.00 ฿ 2,996.30 ฿      +3.32 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,025.00 ฿ 2,741.88 ฿      -9.36 %
Rent Per Month
Pattaya Edit Bangkok Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 15,586.21 ฿ 19,736.84 ฿      +26.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,666.67 ฿ 10,455.88 ฿      +8.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 31,736.84 ฿ 63,464.29 ฿      +99.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,176.47 ฿ 28,312.50 ฿      +40.32 %
Buy Apartment Price
Pattaya Edit Bangkok Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,677.35 ฿ 15,943.35 ฿      +138.77 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,679.51 ฿ 7,134.89 ฿      +93.91 %
Salaries And Financing
Pattaya Edit Bangkok Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,950.00 ฿ 23,616.00 ฿      +82.36 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.00 4.90      -2.00 %
Last update: March 2021April 2021
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