Cost of Living in Pattaya

Summary about cost of living in Pattaya:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 80.00 ฿ 60.00-125.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 900.00 ฿ 600.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 177.00 ฿ 150.00-270.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 65.00 ฿ 50.00-75.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 80.00 ฿ 70.00-120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 61.76 ฿ 45.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 27.65 ฿ 15.00-50.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 11.00 ฿ 7.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 181.70 ฿ 151.42-300.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 42.64 ฿ 31.75-68.95
Rice (white), (1 lb) 17.39 ฿ 11.34-22.68
Eggs (regular) (12) 47.14 ฿ 36.00-60.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 190.51 ฿ 133.81-249.48
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 34.57 ฿ 27.22-45.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 168.59 ฿ 145.15-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 29.48 ฿ 22.68-52.16
Banana (1 lb) 13.61 ฿ 6.80-22.68
Oranges (1 lb) 37.31 ฿ 27.22-54.43
Tomato (1 lb) 21.55 ฿ 15.88-24.95
Potato (1 lb) 20.79 ฿ 15.88-24.95
Onion (1 lb) 13.76 ฿ 9.07-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 40.00 ฿ 35.00-75.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.75 ฿ 12.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 ฿ 300.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 49.00 ฿ 35.00-70.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 67.14 ฿ 50.00-120.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 120.00 ฿ 100.00-125.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 ฿ 10.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 0.00 ฿ 0.00-0.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿ 30.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 ฿ 16.09-56.33
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿ 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 104.93 ฿ 94.64-130.60
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,000,000.00 ฿ 700,000.00-1,250,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 800,000.00 ฿ 750,000.00-850,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,414.80 ฿ 1,400.00-4,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.77 ฿ 1.00-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 645.29 ฿ 400.00-800.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,430.56 ฿ 800.00-3,166.67
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 468.75 ฿ 400.00-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 160.00 ฿ 140.00-200.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,083.33 ฿ 3,000.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 355,000.00 ฿ 170,000.00-500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,250.00 ฿ 1,000.00-3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,466.67 ฿ 500.00-2,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,333.33 ฿ 2,000.00-4,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,945.45 ฿ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 19,078.09 ฿ 10,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,138.74 ฿ 6,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 40,000.00 ฿ 25,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 21,529.41 ฿ 15,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,415.69 ฿ 5,574.14-11,148.27
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,006.40 ฿ 3,716.09-6,503.16
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,461.54 ฿
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.94 7.00-8.75

Prices in Pattaya

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Last update: May 2018
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20 Comments so far

#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.
#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.