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Cost of Living in Pattaya – Food

Strange thing is that in 12 years in Thailand I have only met 1 foreigner who cooked for himself everyday. Most expats tend to buy food of from the food vendors all over the place. Much like Bangkok there are many food vendors in Pattaya and you can get a good, clean and cheap meal for about 40฿. There are also many cheap resturants such as Tops (supermarket chain) in Pattaya which branch has a resturant and sells very good and cheap food. Best of all they open early in the morning.

Most expats in Pattaya either buy their beer at a bar which can be expensive and others buy it at the 7-11 while they sit on Beach Road next to the beach chatting with other foreigners. Much like everywhere else in Thailand your cost of living comes down to how much do you have to spend every month. Most expats live on pensions in Pattaya or are on long extended vacations. Not many expats eat at the higher end resturants unless they are having a treat for the month as most simply eat at the local resturants or as stated above at Tops. The cost of living in Pattaya can be very low if you do not go out at night into the nightlife area. That will cost you a few salaries while you are at it – trust me!

Accommodation is on another page of this website and you can see what the other costs would be while living in Pattaya. Look at what you income is and simply adjust your lifestyle to the means.

Restaurants  Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 88.68 ฿
60.00฿- 100.00฿
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 ฿
394.56฿ – 600.00฿
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 169.70 ฿
125.00฿ – 200.00฿
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 60.00 ฿
50.00฿ – 70.00฿
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 60.00 ฿
45.00฿ – 90.00฿
Cappuccino (regular) 53.90 ฿
40.00฿ – 70.00฿
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 25.24 ฿
20.00฿ – 32.88฿
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 12.27 ฿
10.00฿ – 20.00฿
Markets  Avg.  
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 46.00 ฿
44.00฿ – 50.00฿
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 41.32 ฿
35.00฿ – 50.00฿
Rice (white), (1kg) 34.47 ฿
30.00฿ – 40.00฿
Eggs (12) 54.29 ฿
50.00฿ – 60.00฿
Local Cheese (1kg) 556.67 ฿
400.00฿ – 900.00฿
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 86.50 ฿
80.00฿ – 99.00฿
Apples (1kg) 75.15 ฿
60.00฿ – 120.00฿
Oranges (1kg) 51.44 ฿
40.00฿ – 65.76฿
Tomato (1kg) 30.00 ฿
30.00฿ – 30.00฿
Potato (1kg) 47.44 ฿
39.00฿ – 65.76฿
Lettuce (1 head) 25.88 ฿
20.00฿ – 40.00฿
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.80 ฿
12.00฿ – 18.00฿
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 450.00 ฿
300.00฿ – 500.00฿
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 41.67 ฿
30.00฿ – 50.00฿
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 42.86 ฿
35.00฿ – 60.00฿
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 80.00 ฿
 

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