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What is cheaper in Pattaya?

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Probably loads more.

 

Yes, probably more...

 

Let me see...ah, "companionship" on short, long time, or extended long time basis.

 

Repairs of all sorts...auto, motorbike, electronics (many times)

 

Fast Thai food...street vendors etc.

 

Clothing at the outdoor markets...cheap but generally shoddy workmanship.

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I bought a Magnum Ice Cream for 40B in the 7-11 which is cheaper than in a similar shop in the UK.

 

Quite a few of the items mentioned in the other thread as being more expensive for Americans in Pattaya compared to home are cheaper in Pattaya than in the UK.

 

We're not known as rip-off Britain for nothing!

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Real bargains: Ciggies ( 1/2 ), local rum, red bull ( 1/4 ) ice coffee ( 1/5 ) noodle soup, local food, transport, movie tickets, ( 1/2 ) clothes ( also the real brands in the outlets )

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Jewelry, I have been told. The labour to make the jewelry costs less, making the end product much cheaper. Can't say I have ever been tempted to buy any though.

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Real bargains: Ciggies ( 1/2 ), local rum, red bull ( 1/4 ) ice coffee ( 1/5 ) noodle soup, local food, transport, movie tickets, ( 1/2 ) clothes ( also the real brands in the outlets )

 

I think Accommodation has to be included with the real bargains. The guest houses around LK and Boukhao are very good value for what you get.

 

Buying a bottle of whisky in a bar is way cheaper.

 

Taxi's - A 120km taxi in UK would be £180, in Pattaya approx £25

 

Most Pharmacy stuff

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I think Accommodation has to be included with the real bargains. The guest houses around LK and Boukhao are very good value for what you get.

 

 

 

To compare with my country it isn't.... 4 night for cca 7000 baht in a 4 star spa hotel incl. the services...

 

http://accommodationbook.com/Danubius-Health-Spa-Resort-H%C3%A9v%C3%ADz

 

http://accommodationbook.com/Wellness-weekend

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In the real good value column

Accommodation - about 50-66% the price one would pay in Australia

Girls (although this is changing rapidiliy, some of the big gogos and showgirls are certainly not value)

Food (apart from Imported food)

Transportation - baht bus 10 baht , Taxi and Hiring a driver

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This is from the international Big Mac price index in Dollars

 

Link - http://www.oanda.com/currency/big-mac-index

 

Big Mac in Thailand $2.23

US $4.07

UK $3.77

Australia $4.90

India $1.69

And for Gabor - Hungary $3.43

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Hotels can be had much cheaper than the UK for equivalent facilities.

 

I stayed at a Holiday Inn in Surrey regularly (not by choice we have meetings there) ). The rack room rate is £255 (12500bht) a night. Internet and movies in the room is £28 (1400bht) extra per night. There is no fridge. There is a mini bar but it is stocked with 1 can of beer two cans of soft drink and a half a bottle of wine. I think there's some water in it as well. If you as much as knock it it will charge the drinks to your room bill. No room for anything else in there. I hang Singha (Yai) Beer out of the window (bought from Tescos at £1.33.) Beer is £4.20(210bht) a glass. A burger costs £11.68.((580bht) It does have a fitness centre and a small swimming pool usually full of fat old women.

 

The room has no air con but it has controlled heating. There are no bathroom toiletries (you have to ring for them if you have forgotten anything).

 

Compare that to any reasonable hotel in Pattaya.

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This is from the international Big Mac price index in Dollars

 

Link - http://www.oanda.com...y/big-mac-index

 

Big Mac in Thailand $2.23

US $4.07

UK $3.77

Australia $4.90

India $1.69

And for Gabor - Hungary $3.43

 

I don't think they are updating their figures correctly.

 

A Big Mac Set right now is 128b...over $4 USD.

 

I can't find pricing for an a la carte Big Mac.Still I can't recall having to spend $4.15 or so for a Big Mac with fries and a drink...

 

As it is, my overall impression, without delving into the individual menus of the US originated fast food joints, is that they are not generally cheaper.

 

Maybe they are.

 

But, it'd take specific menu items from the vendors in Thailand vs USA to convince me.

 

In the meantime, I'll stick to non-franchised food.

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Traffic tickets and bribes

 

Now that is a biggie!

 

Well done for mentioning that.

 

I think auto insurance is really cheap too. I paid about $550 USD/YEAR for coverage in Thailand...I'm sure it was way more in the USA.

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Pussy.

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Filling up your Motorcar/Motorbike at the petrol/gas station.

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Filling up your Motorcar/Motorbike at the petrol/gas station.

 

For some, such as Yurpeens, but not for others, such as North Americans.

 

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Guest martinkelly

Maybe an idea to state clearly in your post where you live/originate from to stop any confusion.

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Rent for accommodation

Apartment Cleaning Services

Water utilities

Local Council charges

Airport car parking

Vehicle tax

Haircut/manicure/pedicure

Serviced Laundries

Vehicle servicing/repairs/valeting

Buses (local and long distance)

Train tickets

VAT

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