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Pattaya, Changwat Chon Buri, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Pattaya?

You should plan to spend around $68 (฿2,421) per day on your vacation in Pattaya. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $23 (฿810) on meals
  • $12 (฿429) on local transportation
  • $49 (฿1,737) on hotels

A one week trip to Pattaya for two people costs, on average, $958 (฿33,895). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Pattaya cost?

A one week trip to Pattaya usually costs around $479 (฿16,947) for one person and $958 (฿33,895) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Pattaya on average costs around $958 (฿33,895) for one person and $1,915 (฿67,790) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Pattaya on average costs around $2,052 (฿72,632) for one person and $4,104 (฿145,264) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Pattaya has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Pattaya expensive to visit?

Pattaya is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Thailand, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Pattaya is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Dewa Sanzan or Guilin.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Pattaya Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Pattaya?

The average Pattaya trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Pattaya travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ฿1,737 ($49)
Local Transportation 1 ฿429 ($12)
Food 2 ฿810 ($23)
Entertainment 1 ฿752 ($21)
Tips and Handouts 1 ฿139 - 416 ($4 - 12)
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps 1 ฿31 - 94 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 ฿150 - 450 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Pattaya
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Pattaya is $25 (฿868). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Pattaya is $49 (฿1,737). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Pattaya

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Pattaya based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $27. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Pattaya
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Pattaya is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $12 (฿429) per person, per day, on local transportation in Pattaya.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Pattaya
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Food Budget in Pattaya
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  • While meal prices in Pattaya can vary, the average cost of food in Pattaya is $23 (฿810) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Pattaya should cost around $9.16 (฿324) 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.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Pattaya
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  • Entertainment and activities in Pattaya typically cost an average of $21 (฿752) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Pattaya
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Pattaya is $7.84 (฿277) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Pattaya is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Pattaya
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Pattaya is $1.77 (฿63), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Pattaya
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  • The average person spends about $8.48 (฿300) on alcoholic beverages in Pattaya per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Pattaya On a Budget
Pattaya Pattaya, Thailand
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.
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.
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.

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.

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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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