Cost of living in Pattaya, Thailand

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 213 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 202 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 50 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 65 ฿
12 eggs, large 61 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 49 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 295 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 72 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 43 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 55 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 778 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 31 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 38 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 34,436 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 19,650 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,134 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 22,180 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 11,341 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,398 ฿
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 546 ฿
40” flat screen TV 12,443 ฿
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,143 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 194 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 153 ฿
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,129 ฿
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,946 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,828 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,174 ฿
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 863,053 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 28 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 594 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 270 ฿
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 82 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 160 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 701 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 70 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 109 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 126 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 45 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 51 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 153 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 639 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 292 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,300 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,123 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 146 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 90 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 77 ฿
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 15,900 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.64 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,751 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 100 ฿
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 264 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2018.

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