Cost of Living in Pattaya

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 43.31
Rent Index: 16.24
Groceries Index: 47.77
Restaurants Index: 24.54
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 30.33
Local Purchasing Power: 27.44
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 80.00 ฿ 60.00-125.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 ฿ 500.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 177.00 ฿ 150.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 60.00 ฿ 45.00-75.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 77.50 ฿ 70.00-85.00
Cappuccino (regular) 61.07 ฿ 50.00-80.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 26.08 ฿ 12.00-45.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.85 ฿ 7.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 226.65 ฿ 158.99-302.83
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 40.14 ฿ 30.84-49.90
Rice (white), (1 lb) 16.78 ฿ 11.34-24.95
Eggs (12) 52.13 ฿ 40.00-72.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 299.37 ฿ 181.44-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 34.02 ฿ 29.48-36.29
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 140.61 ฿ 68.04-181.44
Apples (1 lb) 41.43 ฿ 22.68-72.12
Banana (1 lb) 17.24 ฿ 13.61-20.41
Oranges (1 lb) 25.85 ฿ 22.68-27.22
Tomato (1 lb) 27.22 ฿ 13.61-45.36
Potato (1 lb) 19.84 ฿ 15.88-24.95
Onion (1 lb) 13.04 ฿ 11.34-13.61
Lettuce (1 head) 26.67 ฿ 15.00-35.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.22 ฿ 10.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 397.50 ฿ 300.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 47.00 ฿ 45.00-57.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 56.00 ฿ 40.00-80.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 97.50 ฿ 85.00-125.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 ฿ 10.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 385.00 ฿ 320.00-450.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿ 30.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ฿ 8.05-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿ 100.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 100.31 ฿ 88.96-113.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 850,000.00 ฿ 700,000.00-1,250,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 800,000.00 ฿ 750,000.00-1,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,149.85 ฿ 1,600.00-2,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.94 ฿ 1.00-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 672.55 ฿ 599.00-750.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,674.07 ฿ 1,000.00-3,200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 275.00 ฿ 150.00-400.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 160.00 ฿ 150.00-200.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 500,000.00 ฿
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,237.50 ฿ 1,800.00-2,800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,125.00 ฿ 700.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,711.11 ฿ 1,500.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,657.14 ฿ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 15,927.52 ฿ 10,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,133.33 ฿ 6,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 34,200.00 ฿ 20,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 19,222.22 ฿ 15,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,081.48 ฿ 5,574.14-8,825.72
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,367.69 ฿ 3,716.09-7,432.18
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 11,750.00 ฿
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.97 2.70-8.00

Prices in Pattaya, Thailand

These data are based on 636 entries in the past 18 months from 83 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2017
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Cost of living in Pattaya is 56.69% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 483.23$ (16,924.38฿) and for four person family at 1,749.73$ (61,281.76฿) (without rent).
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21 Comments so far

#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.
#clegs on Jun 02, 2015 :
Have spent time in Bkk and Phuket over last couple of years. Most prices consistent as displayed.
Phuket traders and taxi drivers very greedy. Spoil it for tourists- would never go back to Phuket, but will be travelling to Pattaya and Bkk in October.
#Anonymous on Mar 27, 2015 :
I know,and people are rude in Aus and unfriendly.Thais are lovely.
#Anonymous on Mar 27, 2015 :
Try living in Australia,the most rip off country for everything.I thought the uk was bad.This place is out of this world expensive!!
#Anonymous on Mar 27, 2015 :
Thailand is expensive when you only earn 12,000 baht a month.THINK ABOUT THAT!
#loosehead on Aug 28, 2014 :
Brian sorry I realise now there's a poster called Ger.
#loosehead on Aug 28, 2014 :
Brian was that comment aimed at me? if so why? where have I said any of that?
#Brian on Aug 28, 2014 :
Ger Your comments are racist against Brits and are complete rubbish!
I have lived and visited many places in Thailand and the brits are no worse than anyone else, and to say there are lots of homeless brit alchoholics sleeping rough is utter garbage. I have met lots of British ex-pats and they are generally pleasant and well behaved and Jomtien/Pattaya would be a poorer place without them.
You sound like a very sad and bitter person.
#looshead on Aug 16, 2014 :
Anonymous No you cant get a meal in a restaurant in the UK for 100 baht but that now equates to £2 & in a cafe or a Chippie you can get something to eat(fish & chips?)
but go to Jamiesons & a pint is 150baht? in a social club/sports club about the same so as the cost of these luxuries get closer together you then have to take into consideration the cost of health care in the UK & the cost in Thailand.
We pay nothing to see a doctor or have a operation how much is it in Thailand?
This comparison site doesn't reflect the real differences between the two countries as most people moving to Thailand aren't young people they're going to need medical attention sooner than later.
many come back to the UK just for the hospital some come back for free education back here in the UK but with looking at the above prices & then looking at what this site says is the cost in the UK some one has put down false figures.
I wish you well in Thailand but if the Baht keeps getting stronger against the pound,dollar & the Euro how much longer can foreigners afford to live there?
#Anonymous on Aug 15, 2014 :
looseead you cannot get a meal for 100baht (2.2 pounds) in London lol
#looseead on Aug 13, 2014 :
As for Vodka that's approx £10 a bottle in Thailand & you can get cheaper here. A case of 24 bottles of Heineken from a supermarket from £8 to £10.
so in reality if you live in Pattaya city & do not need to use cars or busses then is it any cheaper to live in thailand?
I have Solar Panels & my monthly bill for gas & Electric at this moment is £27 a month bht175 if I've done my sums right.
#loosehead on Aug 13, 2014 :
this comparison site is wrong. two litres of milk here(UK) £1 so cheaper than Thailand. two loafs of bread £1.60. iKg of tomatoes £1.Apples oranges pears £1. our cars are cheaper our big bikes are cheaper so the actual price of food here is cheaper it's council tax petrol Rents & bus prices that are dearer
#ann on Jul 06, 2014 :
Correction : the price of a liter of vodka is 490 bath which is equivalent to 15.1351 USD.
Indeed I believe you may find cheaper one somewhere else.
#ann on Jul 06, 2014 :
@mostafa, I saw a liter of vodka the cheapest selling at 7/11 for usd 13 yesterday.

You should expect to pay more for meal than the price listed.

Thailand is getting more and more expensive even more than Taiwan where the salary is 3 times higher.

Hope Thailand would look forward for long term instead of short term with rip off on tourists with 150 bath ATM fee, departure tax and more than reasonable expense such as accommodation, food, drink and so on or else might lose the attractions which are in tourists' mind, cheap and good service which bring fortune to Thailand until now.
#john on Mar 20, 2014 :
#ger what a racist ignoramus you are!!!!!
#Anonymous on Feb 10, 2014 :
Maybe some contributors are of good faith, and don't make it clear , that they buy tomatoes at 50 THB / kg. Yes that does exist. Local product, tasteless, nutrients empty, chemicals loaded, etc... GOOD tomatoes are double the price I quoted myself that is in the range of 300 THB / kg ( 10 USD $ ).

Imported beer may have been confused for beer "under licence" at 50 THB market and 150 THB at the bar. Real import, from Germany, Belgium, UK, Australia is 150 / 250 for a 33 cl bottle, yes...At the market. Available eventually a Brit. Pubs, certainly not all bars. ( a deluxe delicacy )

It resorts that Thailand is much more expensive that what you are showing. I suspect there maybe FAKE contributors ( from Thai Govt and/or Thai Tourism Authority ).

I spend 4000 $ a month for routine expenses. That does not include travel, hard purchase like computer, motorbike, car. Nor real estate for which foreigners , except working locally, cannot be financed. Does not even include tuition fees for kids...

Very expensive for poor service = bad value.

Of course it is certainly possible to live for less. But for much more too: a friend as expat for UBS bank in Bangkok, spends 12,000 $ per month... 5000 $ go for 85 sqm furnished ( posh ) rental condo ( 1 month ), already...
#SaveTheRhinos on Jan 29, 2014 :
Imagine Afghanistan - now think of the complete opposite - that's what Pattaya is. Middle East men love Pattaya and are the most numerous (don't count Russian families) - INTERESTING.
#Ger on Jan 27, 2014 :
Really Mostafa you are thinking of going to the most fun place in the world and all you want to know is the price of vodka and whiskey. I suggest you go to Alcoholics Anonymous and sort yourself out. If you came here with drink as your priority you would be dead in 6 weeks. There is a lot of homeless men here, mostly English, sleeping rough all because of their alcoholism, but what would you expect anyway, the English are soaked in Alcohol. They should all be thrown out of Thailand, they are a disgrace.
#mostafa on Nov 13, 2013 :
how much price of bottel vodka and weshky and another al coholic dring ?