Travel Budget for Pattaya

Changwat Chon Buri, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Pattaya?

How much money will you need for your trip to Pattaya? You should plan to spend around ฿1,937 ($64) per day on your vacation in Pattaya, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ฿648 ($21) on meals for one day and ฿343 ($11) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Pattaya for a couple is ฿1,390 ($46). So, a trip to Pattaya for two people for one week costs on average ฿27,116 ($893). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    ฿1,937
  • One Week Per person
    ฿13,558
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    ฿27,116
  • One Month Per person
    ฿58,106
  • One Week For a couple
    ฿27,116
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    ฿54,232
  • One Month For a couple
    ฿116,211
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A vacation to Pattaya for one week usually costs around ฿13,558 for one person. So, a trip to Pattaya for two people costs around ฿27,116 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ฿54,232 in Pattaya. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Pattaya can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Pattaya?

How much does a trip to Pattaya cost? Is Pattaya expensive? The average Pattaya trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Pattaya prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Pattaya can vary, the average cost of food in Pattaya is ฿648 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Pattaya should cost around ฿259 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Pattaya is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Pattaya is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ฿343 per person, per day, on local transportation in Pattaya.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    ฿695
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    ฿1,390
  • Food2 Meals for one day
    ฿648
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    ฿343
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    ฿601
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    ฿222
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    ฿50
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    ฿240
Last Updated: Jan 1, 2019
Flights to Pattaya

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Typical tour prices for Pattaya

How much do tours to Pattaya cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 885
    ($98/day)
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    13 days
    $ 1425
    ($110/day)
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 650
    ($93/day)
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 1550
    ($172/day)
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Go where the locals go. If that is your vacation motto, you will want to take a look at the popular weekend getaway of Pattaya, Thailand. This seaside resort on the Eastern Gulf Coast of Thailand is just outside of Bangkok, and full of resorts, beer bars and beaches.

Hosting more than five million visitors a year, Pattaya is easily accessed from the capital and the airport. Keep in mind, the sex tourism industry is still a large money earner for this city, but efforts by local authorities have created resorts and attractions for families and vacationers from all around the world.
Sights
The center of life in Pattaya is the Pattaya Beach. With hotels, restaurants and malls along the roads, this area of is vibrant and filled with culture. Just south of Beach Road is an area that springs to life at night with the sounds of rock music.

For a more family friendly lounging spot, head to Jomtien Beach. Located at the southern part of the city, this region is more calm and serene than other places.

This city is full of sacred spaces to see. Buddha Hill is one of the highest points in Pattaya. Once you've climbed to the top, you'll find the largest Buddha statue in the city. Wander around and find the gorgeous, sacred area dedicated to Confucius and Lao-zi.

A larger area of peace and tranquility is Chaloemphrakiat Park. This 6 acre stretch of land located at the foot of Khao Pattaya was built in honor of the King's sixtieth birthday in 1988. There are dozens of plants to stroll through, ad winding trails are perfect for joggers and walkers alike.
Neighborhoods
Pattaya's coast is divided into five sub-districts with names that typically cause a lot of confusion. In the middle are the three regions that share the main bus route. They are very similar and create a sort of downtown zone. North Pattaya is not the most northern part of Pattaya, but is adjacent to the most northern region. It is the northern section of the downtown area. South Pattaya is also not the most southern region – just the most southern part of downtown. Central Pattaya is also not in the dead center of Pattaya. In fact, some maps disregard Central Pattaya altogether.

Just outside the beaches are two more districts. Naklua is actually the most northern part of Pattaya. This area as the least expensive transportation, and is often the area of Pattaya that is skipped. Buddha Hill is between South Pattaya and the city's southernmost area, Jomtien.

Activities
If you're traveling with children, there are plenty of options to keep your little ones entertained in Pattaya. There are theme parks like the cartoon-themed waterpark Cartoon Network Amazone. Mini Siam is also a novelty attraction as a park with miniature replicas of iconic structures from all over the globe. Celebrating the heritages of Thailand, this is one of the most famous model villages in the world.

Another popular activity while in Thailand is visiting with the majestic elephants. The Pattaya Elephant Village is a camp that focuses on the daily life of elephants. Shows are held daily, and one hour elephant rides are available.
Food and Dining
Pattaya is full of restaurants, food carts, markets, tuk-tuks selling coffee, fruit stands and even motorcycle sidecar hotdog and meatball vendors. There are dishes for just about any traveler – the experienced, the adventurous and the safe. Be sure to seek out Pattaya specialty dishes that include fresh seafood and dried fruits. Don't miss out on the papaya salad and spicy-sour chopped pork salad.

Transportation
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One popular way to get around the city is the iconic songthaew. These public passenger vehicles are pickup trucks converted to buses. They're fairly inexpensive, and generally easy to understand. The routes sometimes vary, but just ask the driver for clarification. Just make sure the driver doesn't mistake you asking for a charter request.

The local bus line is the Beach Bus that runs in a circular line, and taxis are also available throughout the Pattaya. Though most of them have meters, many of them won't use them. Be sure to haggle before you begin your trip.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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