Why live in Pattaya, Thailand?
The primary reason is money!
The cost of living in Pattaya is A LOT less then the 'West'.
How about a beach facing hotel room, with balcony, for less than $20 (USD) per night! Yes, it's
air-conditioned with all the cable-TV channels you ever need. Food? Fresh sliced pineapple or mango for 25 cents! Need a new suit? Custom
tailored with quality fabric for less than $450! Catch a first-run film for around $2USD!
Where is it?
Pattaya is a city of approximately 95,000 year-round residents on the southeast coast of Thailand. Easily
reachable from Bangkok (Thailand's capitol), only 147 kms away, by taxi or bus it's merely two hours.
While a sleepy, fishing village until the early 1960's the city prospered during the Vietnam War as many
American soldiers took leave here.
When the war ended, Pattaya transformed itself into an international destination and resort as it now hosts
thousands of visitors from across the globe. New luxury condos, hotels, so on illustrate the increasing evidence of the popularity and
economic success the city enjoys.