Cost of Living in Pattaya

Summary of cost of living in Pattaya, Thailand:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿ 60.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 ฿ 700.00-2,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 270.00 ฿ 244.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 ฿ 50.00-120.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 84.44 ฿ 70.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 66.84 ฿ 45.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 26.11 ฿ 16.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 12.09 ฿ 8.00-30.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 205.08 ฿ 155.20-363.40
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 42.03 ฿ 29.94-72.57
Rice (white), (1 lb) 20.28 ฿ 11.79-36.29
Eggs (regular) (12) 76.05 ฿ 41.60-94.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 257.54 ฿ 154.22-544.31
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 49.17 ฿ 36.29-106.59
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 258.81 ฿ 136.08-560.00
Apples (1 lb) 40.47 ฿ 17.69-80.00
Banana (1 lb) 20.66 ฿ 15.88-40.82
Oranges (1 lb) 33.97 ฿ 11.34-61.24
Tomato (1 lb) 21.67 ฿ 9.07-27.22
Potato (1 lb) 25.31 ฿ 13.61-40.82
Onion (1 lb) 17.75 ฿ 11.34-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 55.00 ฿ 25.00-90.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 20.26 ฿ 12.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿ 500.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 57.63 ฿ 42.00-70.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 60.38 ฿ 45.00-120.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 145.00 ฿ 110.00-150.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 ฿ 10.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 600.00 ฿
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿ 35.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 ฿ 32.19-96.56
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿
Gasoline (1 gallon) 155.11 ฿ 128.70-165.01
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 850,000.00 ฿
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 859,666.67 ฿ 879,000.00-900,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,374.74 ฿ 1,700.00-5,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 468.00 ฿ 200.00-640.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 610.50 ฿ 500.00-800.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,333.33 ฿ 900.00-1,800.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 377.00 ฿ 300.00-454.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ฿ 140.00-300.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 8,600.00 ฿ 5,000.00-15,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 300,000.00 ฿ 180,000.00-520,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 928.33 ฿ 400.00-1,600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 737.50 ฿ 200.00-2,800.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,375.00 ฿ 2,000.00-4,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,556.25 ฿ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 18,426.88 ฿ 15,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,392.55 ฿ 8,000.00-13,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 33,276.18 ฿ 25,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 22,651.78 ฿ 20,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,737.43 ฿ 4,180.60-12,077.29
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,295.43 ฿ 2,972.87-7,432.18
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 15,019.27 ฿
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.38 3.45-8.00

Prices in Pattaya

This city had 777 entries in the past 12 months by 89 different contributors.
Last update: June 2024
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3 Comments so far
Bernhard Freiling on Mar 21, 2023:
Hello,
Since 6 years i live in bangkok. Never ever - not at bkk, not at chiang mai, not at Pattaya, not at hua hin - i payed for a km by taxi around 40 baht. The basic price has always been 35 baht including the first km. Every km on top is indicated with around 10 baht. This means, for a 10 km trip you have to pay around 120 baht. Depending on traffic situation. Who ever tells you the taxi km is around 30 or 40 baht is wrong. Definitly. Look for taxi with taximeter.
Apart from this, your indicated prices are more or less accurate - for tourists. If you are in a position to let locals help you, the rentals can be halved. Those who shop on the daily market may reduce their expences bei 20 to 30%.
G R on Jul 09, 2022:
I live a moderate lifestyle in Thailand. The cost of living is certainly not inexpensive, if, you like comforts, such as, a car, nice home, and regular visits to restaurants. Expect to spend 100k plus a month.
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.