Pattaya (Thailand)

Pattaya is a larger beach town at the Gulf of Thailand in the east of the country. The city's climate is tropical and the average temperature is 30 C throughout the year. Rainfall is the highest from September to October. In addition to the beautiful landscapes, the tropical heat and the long sandy beaches, the area has numerous world-class spas and very popular dentists and hospitals. The city is also very popular among sex tourists and the local go-go bars and ladyboy cabarets are an important attraction. Pattaya is also a highly frequented destination for hospital tourism, the region's private clinics are ultra-modern and doctors are often educated in Western countries.

Population: 107,406
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Thai
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 191 (poliisi), 1669 (ambulanssi), 199 (palokunta)
Currency: Thai baht (THB)
Electric plugs: A, B, C, F
Voltage: 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: In a cheaper restaurant you can leave small change behind if you want. In high-end restaurants there is an expected tip of 10%, minimum.
Time in destination: Dec 9, 2019, 4:33:36 PM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
09.12

Partly cloudy

82°F

Tue
10.12

Clear sky

81°F

Wed
11.12

Partly cloudy

82°F

Thu
12.12

Fair

84°F

Fri
13.12

Partly cloudy

84°F

Sat
14.12

Clear sky

84°F

Sun
15.12

Fair

86°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

The best time to visit Pattaya is from November to February when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold and remains mostly pleasant. This is also the peak tourist season and most beaches and other places of attraction are packed with visitors.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 87.8 71.6 1
February - 89.6 77.0 3
March - 89.6 78.8 4
April - 91.4 82.4 5
May - 91.4 80.6 9
June - 91.4 80.6 12
July - 89.6 80.6 12
August - 89.6 80.6 11
September - 89.6 78.8 15
October - 89.6 77.0 16
November - 91.4 75.2 5
December - 89.6 73.4 0

More information: Pattaya forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Pattaya is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $32.05, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $83.95, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $25.78
  • Hotel (3 stars): $33.94
  • Hotel (4 stars): $71.29
  • Hotel (5 stars): $126.84
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $2.15
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $3.15
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.64
  • Meal, McDonalds: $6.05
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $1.99

More information: Pattaya price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Pattaya destination map

Safety

Pattaya has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 48.7 (a little weaker than United states average 48.8)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 70.0 (a little better than United states average 68.9)
  • Walking alone at night: 43.0 (a little better than United states average 41.2)

More information: Pattaya safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

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