Cost of Living in Pattaya

Summary about cost of living in Pattaya, Thailand:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿ 50.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 ฿ 700.00-2,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 202.50 ฿ 200.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ฿ 55.00-150.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 95.00 ฿ 65.00-130.00
Cappuccino (regular) 69.58 ฿ 40.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 27.62 ฿ 17.00-60.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 17.38 ฿ 10.00-31.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 198.10 ฿ 166.56-321.76
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 32.79 ฿ 27.22-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 17.96 ฿ 11.34-36.29
Eggs (regular) (12) 49.36 ฿ 33.00-78.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 283.50 ฿ 158.76-544.31
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 31.48 ฿ 18.14-45.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 189.31 ฿ 113.40-453.59
Apples (1 lb) 29.69 ฿ 20.41-45.36
Banana (1 lb) 16.06 ฿ 9.98-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 25.85 ฿ 9.07-36.29
Tomato (1 lb) 18.71 ฿ 9.07-68.04
Potato (1 lb) 17.80 ฿ 13.61-20.41
Onion (1 lb) 14.90 ฿ 9.07-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 35.39 ฿ 25.00-50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 18.00 ฿ 12.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 700.00 ฿ 300.00-850.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 53.15 ฿ 38.46-70.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 78.89 ฿ 50.00-120.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 140.00 ฿ 100.00-145.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 ฿ 10.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 600.00 ฿ 330.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿ 35.00-55.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 26.55 ฿ 16.09-64.37
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿ 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 111.16 ฿ 94.64-128.70
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,200,000.00 ฿ 900,000.00-1,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 875,000.00 ฿ 800,000.00-1,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,844.27 ฿ 1,605.56-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.87 ฿ 1.00-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 754.88 ฿ 585.00-1,100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,408.82 ฿ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 512.50 ฿ 200.00-750.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 ฿ 150.00-300.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 10,800.00 ฿ 5,000.00-22,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 324,000.00 ฿ 144,000.00-600,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,175.00 ฿ 1,000.00-4,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 973.75 ฿ 500.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,993.33 ฿ 2,000.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,655.56 ฿ 1,500.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 15,769.23 ฿ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,769.23 ฿ 7,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 32,320.00 ฿ 25,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 21,190.48 ฿ 12,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,123.10 ฿ 4,645.11-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,503.68 ฿ 2,787.07-4,645.11
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 13,333.33 ฿
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.00 3.00-7.50

Prices in Pattaya

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Last update: November 2020
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11 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jun 08, 2020:
Lady price is Pattaya is very very expensive now, the price has almost doubled since 2014.

So in order to prevent from being ripped off of the outrageous lady price in Pattaya, people should go to very cheap lady destinations such as Colombia, Vanezuela, India, Malaysia etc where you can get a lady for short time for as low as 5 US dollars, exactly what's happening in Colombia whereas you would need to pay at least 100 US for short time with a bad-attitude Pattaya gogo girl, not worthy at all.

Rip-off Pattaya should not be in your lady destinations anymore unlike 10 years ago. Stretch your money for as much as 10 times by choosing cheaper lady destinations.
Ulli Hilker on Nov 25, 2019:
Who wants to live in pattaya drinking wine? buyung cheese ? Who wants to buy a vw golf?????
Thai dishes are about 1 ( one ) euro!
A buffett breakfast is 3 to 5 euro. A mopedtaxi costs around maximum 2 euro !
a primjtive lifestyle in pattaya compared to europe means always just and only 20% !!!! Its 80 % cheaper and much better.seen from prices.
Monthly costs for water & electric is almost 400 bt. Means 15 euro!
You should compare and ask for foreigners , who are living in thailand.
Some tropical fruits cost 1 euro per kilo.
In island or finland it would be 300 usdollars for fresh dragonfruits , but in pattaya you find them for 1,50 euro.
For 6000 bt (180 euro) you find an appartment ,fully furnkshed ,walkdistance to the neach.who needs a car , when in every streetcorner 10 local mopedtaxies are waiting for you ....
Joe London on Feb 10, 2019:
On Feb. 10, 2019: Budweiser beer .33L at 7/11 is 47 Baht, large Budweiser at Modern Supermarket 80B
Big C food court meals are in the 40 - 65 baht range. Rice with 2 veg./meat items is 45 baht.
Big C medium size bananas, 4 or 5, are 29 baht.
Joe London on Feb 10, 2019:
Here are some prices on Feb. 10, 2019. (previous post mistake on year)
At 7/11, bottle of Nestle drinking water, .33L is 5 baht, .6L is 7 baht.
At Tops supermarket, San Miguel Light beer .64L bottle is 72 baht.
Beach Road beer bars, bottled Thai beer can be purchased for 55 Baht, some places 60 baht, higher prices where entertainment is provided. Walking street go-go bar, with entertainment, small Chang draft for as low as 69 baht, local bottled beer 175 baht.
james smith on Nov 09, 2017:
I agree with the #Anonymous post near bottom of page. He says his friend that works at the bank spends $12,000 per month with his condo at $5000 per month and the poster spends around $4000 per month.
This is what i have found . I have been living in Thailand from 2000 when it was cheap back then everything was a dollar and rent was 300 for a nice place. Now like the poster at the bottom I spend around $4000 to $6000 with out going to the clubs and GO GO bars. My room is $700 per month and my food is the same if i drink it goes up and if you go out it really goes up
Thailand is not cheap for a person that is used to a middle class or higher class of western life style.
for me its hard to not spend over 4000 USD per month mostly because i will go out with friends. If i stay home and cancel my gym membership and never drink then maybe i would get by on $3000 per month but i could not live for less.
Dick Farang on Aug 11, 2017:
Milk is 91.75 baht for a two-litre bottle.
Decent farang-quality bread is 70-100 baht for about 300 grammes.
Dick Farang on Aug 11, 2017:
The distances from Pattaya to Siracha and to Rayong are about 35 kilometres, not over 80 kilometres.
Dick Farang on Aug 11, 2017:
Local beers (Heineken, etc. included) are not 50 cl., but 32-33 cl. and 62-63 cl.
Most imported beers are 150-250 baht in supermarkets.
In supermarkets a mid-range bottle of wine is 1,500-2,000 baht, but you can find a decent bottle of Chilean wine at 700 baht.
The wines sold at 400 baht are bottom quality, sold in Europe at Aldi, etc. at 2-3 Euros.
wimpspotter on Jan 13, 2017:
Ha ha ukgangsterboi - all that tough talk - then Budweiser and Stella!! It is obvious you don't drink, unless you like shit beer!
UKGANGSTERBOI on Dec 31, 2016:
How much for two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser and Stella, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls? Costs?
kambiz mobini on Dec 20, 2016:
please let me know how much gonna cost me a month renting apartment for one year 2 bd 2 bat 100 sm to 120 sm in central pattaya with good view or ocean view praice with us dollar.