When I came to Thailand for the second time to spend the winter, I decided to calculate the minimum living cost for myself in Pattaya. I rented an apartment in Jomtien Beach Condominium for 8500 baht and decided that I would live one month with minimal expenses.
I was not interested in partying and excursions at this stage, I just wanted to live in the country at a minimum cost. This greatly reduced my needs and reduced the monthly spendings in Pattaya quite a bit. The first thing I figured out was that I usually spend the most money in my life on small things, which at the end of the month end up being 50% of all the expenses. I decided to give them up. Read more