Pattaya is known as Thailand’s resort city. It is well connected to Bangkok by rail and road and is well known for its scenic beaches, ancient heritage sites and adventure activities or Charter a boat to explore.
The cost of living in Pattaya is surprisingly low and it offers plenty of job opportunities for foreigners in various industries. A few are listed below.
- Real estate
Nearly 8 million foreign tourists visit Pattaya every year and more than 40,000 expats have made Pattaya their home. Around 45 billion USD is being invested each year into the infrastructure with projects such as Condominiums, resorts and commercial complexes. This has resulted in big growth within the real estate industry and has opened up many job opportunities for both expats and locals.
Tourism contributes to the major share of the GDP of Thailand. Pattaya. Tourism, after real estate, offers huge job and business opportunities for locals and expats. As a matter of fact, Pattaya’s biggest employers come from the Tourism Industry. Apart from Recreational Tourism, Pattaya is also known for medical tourism as it has one of the best plastic and cosmetic surgery hospitals in Thailand.
Popular Areas in Pattaya
Pattaya is known for its beaches and it has lots to offer the tourist. Listed below are some of the more popular areas in Pattaya:
Weather and climate in Pattaya
The weather of Pattaya from November to February is perfect for tourism. Tourists visit Pattaya in large numbers during this period as the weather is mildly warm with low or occasional rains.
March, April, and May are summer months as the average temperature during the period is 33 degrees Celsius and with high humidity and hot temperatures during the daytime with a sea breeze helping the city to cool down in the evening.
June to October is the time of year where you will experience heavy showers and cooler temperatures.
Getting around in Pattaya
Work visas in Pattaya
Obtaining a work permit in Pattaya has been made easier with new rules. Please find the procedure explained below.
A. The applicant has to get a non-immigrant work visa. The basic eligibility criteria are that the applicant should have an offer for work in Thailand. The offer letter together with the employer’s request has to be submitted.
B. The applicant has to submit the following to get a work permit:
C. In case the work permit is provided by the employer the following are needed:
Once the work permit is submitted with required proofs and payment of an appropriate fee, the work permit will be given within a reasonable time frame.
D. Once the work permit is acquired, you must get the Tax ID card from the revenue department of Thailand.
According to the International Monetary Fund, Thailand is the eighth largest economy in Asia and it is the second largest economy, after Indonesia in Southeast Asia. Thailand stands tenth in the world in maintaining a current account surplus balance, However, the growth over the past 20-30 years is tremendous and this achievement is recognized by the world bank as ‘One of the great development success stories’. A few more facts that add to this statement are as follows: