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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai Reverse

You would need around 59,555.44฿ in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 86,000.00฿ in Bangkok (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Chiang Mai are 17.22% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 30.75% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 57.84% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 16.24% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 21.26% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 29.33% lower than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ฿     40.00 ฿      -33.33 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿     500.00 ฿      -16.67 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 147.00 ฿     150.00 ฿      +2.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 60.00 ฿     60.00 ฿      0.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.00 ฿     90.00 ฿      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 63.45 ฿     47.81 ฿      -24.64 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.59 ฿     16.53 ฿      -6.02 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.61 ฿     8.19 ฿      -14.78 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 48.20 ฿     48.00 ฿      -0.42 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 33.87 ฿     34.62 ฿      +2.23 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 43.33 ฿     34.00 ฿      -21.54 %
Eggs (12) 57.71 ฿     51.00 ฿      -11.63 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 514.00 ฿     337.50 ฿      -34.34 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 116.10 ฿     93.60 ฿      -19.38 %
Apples (1kg) 78.03 ฿     84.86 ฿      +8.75 %
Oranges (1kg) 66.03 ฿     43.57 ฿      -34.01 %
Tomato (1kg) 48.75 ฿     31.60 ฿      -35.18 %
Potato (1kg) 61.10 ฿     36.25 ฿      -40.67 %
Lettuce (1 head) 35.55 ฿     16.00 ฿      -54.99 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.58 ฿     15.00 ฿      -9.55 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     450.00 ฿      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 50.53 ฿     42.43 ฿      -16.03 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 95.00 ฿     85.00 ฿      -10.53 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 90.00 ฿     90.00 ฿      0.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ฿     20.00 ฿      -20.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 900.00 ฿     1,800.00 ฿      +100.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     37.00 ฿      +5.71 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ฿     10.00 ฿      +100.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     225.00 ฿      +125.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.81 ฿     39.44 ฿      +1.63 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 725,000.00 ฿     800,000.00 ฿      +10.34 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,913.67 ฿     2,117.71 ฿      -27.32 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.82 ฿     1.50 ฿      -17.74 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 643.00 ฿     580.00 ฿      -9.80 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,812.53 ฿     900.00 ฿      -50.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 390.00 ฿     83.33 ฿      -78.63 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     170.00 ฿      -5.56 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,835.29 ฿     1,685.71 ฿      -8.15 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,467.89 ฿     1,700.00 ฿      +15.81 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,787.80 ฿     2,525.00 ฿      -9.43 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,933.33 ฿     1,160.00 ฿      -60.45 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,160.74 ฿     9,384.09 ฿      -55.65 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,516.13 ฿     4,568.72 ฿      -56.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 55,044.59 ฿     21,625.00 ฿      -60.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 27,900.00 ฿     12,750.00 ฿      -54.30 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 108,823.53 ฿     32,443.33 ฿      -70.19 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 66,666.67 ฿     29,040.00 ฿      -56.44 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 22,476.91 ฿     11,000.00 ฿      -51.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.25     6.33      +1.33 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2014July, 2014
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