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Pattaya, Thailand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: People describe Pattaya, Thailand as a vibrant beach city with a lively nightlife and plenty of activities to enjoy. Expats love the warm weather, the friendly locals, the abundance of activities, and the low cost of living. The weather in Pattaya is typically hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 to $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $400 to $600 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can range from $600 to $800 per month. The approximate population of Pattaya is around 150,000 people.

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What do I need to know about living in Pattaya?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Pattaya, they said:

"Pattaya is a popular destination for retirees, offering a warm climate, low cost of living, and a wide range of activities. Before retiring in Pattaya, expats should research the local laws and regulations, as well as the cost of living and healthcare options. It is also important to familiarize yourself with the local culture and customs, as well as the language. Additionally, expats should consider the availability of transportation, housing, and other amenities. Finally, it is important to ensure that you have the necessary visas and permits to live and work in Thailand," said one expat in Pattaya.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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