- Cost of Living
- Thailand
- Egypt
- Pattaya
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Pattaya, Thailand**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 64% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Pattaya (Thailand) is 64% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 100 ฿ (E£ 56) | E£ 72 | - 22% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 197 ฿ (E£ 111) | E£ 72 | + 55% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 48 ฿ (E£ 27) | E£ 36 | - 26% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 64 ฿ (E£ 36) | E£ 13 | + 167% | |

12 eggs, large | 59 ฿ (E£ 33) | E£ 20 | + 64% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 41 ฿ (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | + 65% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 295 ฿ (E£ 166) | E£ 29 | + 475% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 72 ฿ (E£ 40) | E£ 21 | + 92% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 43 ฿ (E£ 24) | E£ 5.98 | + 305% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 53 ฿ (E£ 30) | E£ 19 | + 55% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 600 ฿ (E£ 338) | E£ 92 | + 265% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 33 ฿ (E£ 19) | E£ 11 | + 64% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 35 ฿ (E£ 20) | E£ 10 | + 90% | |

Housing | + 128% | |||

Housing in Pattaya (Thailand) is 128% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 40,922 ฿ (E£ 23,025) | E£ 5,401 | + 326% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 28,125 ฿ (E£ 15,825) | E£ 3,866 | + 309% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 2,856 ฿ (E£ 1,607) | E£ 898 | + 79% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 18,909 ฿ (E£ 10,639) | E£ 3,625 | + 194% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 11,200 ฿ (E£ 6,302) | E£ 2,335 | + 170% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,567 ฿ (E£ 882) | E£ 736 | + 20% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 644 ฿ (E£ 362) | E£ 365 | - 1% | |

40” flat screen TV | 14,250 ฿ (E£ 8,018) | E£ 6,508 | + 23% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,022 ฿ (E£ 1,138) | E£ 1,489 | - 24% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 179 ฿ (E£ 101) | E£ 67 | + 49% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 97 ฿ (E£ 55) | - | - | |

Clothes | + 105% | |||

Clothes in Pattaya (Thailand) is 105% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 2,160 ฿ (E£ 1,215) | E£ 740 | + 64% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 2,667 ฿ (E£ 1,500) | E£ 614 | + 144% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 2,917 ฿ (E£ 1,641) | E£ 1,504 | + 9% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 2,160 ฿ (E£ 1,215) | E£ 777 | + 56% | |

Transportation | + 30% | |||

Transportation in Pattaya (Thailand) is 30% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 850,000 ฿ (E£ 478,262) | E£ 453,039 | + 6% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 26 ฿ (E£ 15) | E£ 3.88 | + 282% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 450 ฿ (E£ 253) | E£ 182 | + 39% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 270 ฿ (E£ 152) | E£ 126 | + 20% | |

Personal Care | + 77% | |||

Personal Care in Pattaya (Thailand) is 77% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 78 ฿ (E£ 44) | E£ 33 | + 34% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 119 ฿ (E£ 67) | E£ 80 | - 16% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 655 ฿ (E£ 369) | E£ 200 | + 84% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 70 ฿ (E£ 39) | E£ 40 | - 2% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 104 ฿ (E£ 58) | E£ 21 | + 178% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 127 ฿ (E£ 72) | E£ 26 | + 178% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 44 ฿ (E£ 25) | E£ 20 | + 24% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 53 ฿ (E£ 30) | E£ 15 | + 101% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 181 ฿ (E£ 102) | E£ 48 | + 114% | |

Entertainment | + 61% | |||

Entertainment in Pattaya (Thailand) is 61% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 617 ฿ (E£ 347) | E£ 153 | + 127% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 300 ฿ (E£ 169) | E£ 96 | + 75% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 597 ฿ (E£ 336) | E£ 520 | - 35% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 500 ฿ (E£ 281) | E£ 228 | + 24% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 124 ฿ (E£ 70) | E£ 52 | + 34% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 58 ฿ (E£ 33) | E£ 24 | + 34% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 50 ฿ (E£ 28) | E£ 19 | + 44% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 15,900 ฿ (E£ 8,946) | E£ 11,487 | - 22% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.38 ฿ (E£ 0.78) | E£ 0.23 | + 242% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 2,350 ฿ (E£ 1,322) | E£ 416 | + 218% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 92 ฿ (E£ 52) | E£ 28 | + 85% | |

TOTAL | + 73% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 505 prices entered by 48 different people.

These prices were last updated on April 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.563
EGP
/
THB

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#
Cost of living in
**Pattaya (Thailand)**
is
**73% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

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