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What is more expensive in Pattaya than it is in your home country?

 

First one, sunscreen. Seems to cost more here. Any others?

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I'll give you a hand. Corn Flakes. Wine. Apples. All beef from medium quality up. Rolex watches. Lamborghinis.

 

Or, to be short: Pretty well anything that's imported.

 

Electronics, cars, gasoline.

 

Gasoline... for the U.S. yes, for most other places, no. Thai gasoline today is $1.22 a litre, or $4.62 per U.S. gallon, a lot cheaper than Yurp for example. England today is roughly $2.15 per litre or $8.15 a gallon, in Germany $7.73 per U.S. gallong. Seems to be about $5.60 in Australia per gallon.

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Playing cards apparently.

 

Good call ...Cheating coonts that they are... :flamethrower:

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Good call ...Cheating coonts that they are... :flamethrower:

 

Ha. I unpacked my bags and my cards were deffo the centre of attention.

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Double or more....

 

Cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, salami, sausages, pickles, honey, deodorants, shower gel, perfume, cosmetics...

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Double or more....

Are you talking about imported products?

I think so, because to me local products are still cheap or rather cheap here.

 

And about previous posts:

- Gasoline is way cheaper than in Europe

- Electronics is slightly less expensive because of lower tax

- Hospital is way cheaper, even BPH

- BBQs ? Which ones ? charcoal fire or bbq cost nearly nothing.

- Russian women ? not sure if available in my country... Can't compare

 

Imported products and mainly imported food are logically more expensive,

but do you really need them here? no.

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Are you talking about imported products?

I think so, because to me local products are still cheap or rather cheap here.

 

And about previous posts:

- Gasoline is way cheaper than in Europe

- Electronics is slightly less expensive because of lower tax

- Hospital is way cheaper, even BPH

- BBQs ? Which ones ? charcoal fire or bbq cost nearly nothing.

- Russian women ? not sure if available in my country... Can't compare

 

Imported products and mainly imported food are logically more expensive,

but do you really need them here? no.

 

Sour cream, cottage cheese, honey, pickles are local products made for farangs... interesting to see the high prices of the russian meals, where the ingredients are really cheap... a funny trick.... there is the wonton soup you can buy for 25 baht.... they take out the dumplings, put a few drop of sour cream on it and sell it as the russian meal "pelmeni" for 130 baht...

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anything that is , original ,quality and works is more expensive, anything that is fake, crap and falls apart within a week of purchase is cheaper

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Don't know for Russian food. Don't even know where you find it; not in the street I think,

and food in a restaurant is always more expensive that street-food.

 

About honey, in France its about 6 €/kg (240 baht) if you buy at the farm and over 10 € (400 baht) in supermarket.

At Pattaya you buy a big bottle (~ 1 liter? ~1 kg?) for 120 baht at the market. Again cheaper here for me.

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Don't know for Russian food. Don't even know where you find it; not in the street I think,

and food in a restaurant is always more expensive that street-food.

 

About honey, in France its about 6 €/kg (240 baht) if you buy at the farm and over 10 € (400 baht) in supermarket.

At Pattaya you buy a big bottle (~ 1 liter? ~1 kg?) for 120 baht at the market. Again cheaper here for me.

 

Wonton:

 

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Pelmeni:

 

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The difference is the drop sour cream.... BTW both prices are from the Festival Center restaurant complex....

 

The market honey is actually not real honey, nothing to do with it... ( as the thais explained me cooked sugar with some sugar canes ) The cheapest real (?) honey

 

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costs 360gr 120 baht.... it means cca 350 baht / kilo... in Hungary the various honeys costs 120-180 baht / kilo...

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Flight tickets.

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Double or more....

 

Cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, salami, sausages, pickles, honey, deodorants, shower gel, perfume, cosmetics...

 

I haven't found deodorants and other similar imported products like toothpaste and hair colouring etc. to be more expensive in the LoS for identical goods.

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Watching US tv during the NFL season, I noticed ads for Burger King and other fast food outfits.

 

It seems fast food in US style outlets is a lot more expensive in Thailand...by a factor of 2 or 3.

 

Starbucks is more expensive in Thailand than the USA too.

 

I don't patronize these places often...why would anyone?

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Watching US tv during the NFL season, I noticed ads for Burger King and other fast food outfits.

 

It seems fast food in US style outlets is a lot more expensive in Thailand...by a factor of 2 or 3.

 

Starbucks is more expensive in Thailand than the USA too.

 

I don't patronize these places often...why would anyone?

 

McDonald's is cheaper. Dunno about Starbucks.

 

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I haven't found deodorants and other similar imported products like toothpaste and hair colouring etc. to be more expensive in the LoS for identical goods.

 

A NIVEA deodorant here 150-160 baht, in Hungary 60-80 baht.. My recent perfume ( BlackXS - Paco Rabanne ) costs me 8-1100 baht at home, here 3-4000 baht... ( I mean the original )

 

Watching US tv during the NFL season, I noticed ads for Burger King and other fast food outfits.

 

It seems fast food in US style outlets is a lot more expensive in Thailand...by a factor of 2 or 3.

 

Starbucks is more expensive in Thailand than the USA too.

 

I don't patronize these places often...why would anyone?

 

I was shocked to see the 250-350 baht double whooper menu in the Burger King... it is about 150 baht at home...

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McDonald's is cheaper. Dunno about Starbucks.

 

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From what I gather, the McChicken is on the "dollar menu" at McD's. The McChicken "set" (fries, coke) is $2.55 USD.

 

Anyone from the USA (or Canada) able to provide a price for a McChicken with fries and soda?

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From what I gather, the McChicken is on the "dollar menu" at McD's. The McChicken "set" (fries, coke) is $2.55 USD.

 

Anyone from the USA (or Canada) able to provide a price for a McChicken with fries and soda?

 

Funny, eating a Big Mac in Thailand got me back to visit Raunchy Ronnie's a couple of times. Once was in Chicago where a Big Mac set was about $6.50 (195 baht) and in Toronto it was about $7.50 (225 baht) all in. If memory serves it is 119 baht in the LoS.

 

 

Sorry, no up to date McChicken prices.

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