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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai Reverse

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You would need around 60,051.76฿ in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 88,000.00฿ in Bangkok (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Chiang Mai are 23.23% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 31.76% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 50.36% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 16.08% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 28.63% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 19.95% lower than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 ฿     40.00 ฿      -20.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿     500.00 ฿      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 ฿     150.00 ฿      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 70.00 ฿     60.00 ฿      -14.29 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 110.00 ฿     90.00 ฿      -18.18 %
Cappuccino (regular) 64.64 ฿     46.67 ฿      -27.81 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.25 ฿     15.82 ฿      -8.30 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.03 ฿     9.23 ฿      +2.21 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 47.77 ฿     53.67 ฿      +12.35 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 38.63 ฿     35.17 ฿      -8.97 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 52.78 ฿     34.00 ฿      -35.58 %
Eggs (12) 58.10 ฿     51.07 ฿      -12.11 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 591.67 ฿     312.50 ฿      -47.18 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 124.09 ฿     94.17 ฿      -24.11 %
Apples (1kg) 86.92 ฿     82.17 ฿      -5.47 %
Oranges (1kg) 79.73 ฿     43.57 ฿      -45.35 %
Tomato (1kg) 52.48 ฿     34.00 ฿      -35.21 %
Potato (1kg) 69.83 ฿     36.25 ฿      -48.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 39.60 ฿     18.83 ฿      -52.44 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.65 ฿     15.14 ฿      -3.22 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     450.00 ฿      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 51.88 ฿     44.17 ฿      -14.86 %
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 ฿     1,900.00 ฿      +111.11 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     37.00 ฿      +5.71 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 7.28 ฿     12.50 ฿      +71.74 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     200.00 ฿      +100.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.96 ฿     38.25 ฿      -1.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 775,000.00 ฿     725,000.00 ฿      -6.45 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 3,945.05 ฿     1,993.63 ฿      -49.47 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.91 ฿     1.50 ฿      -21.51 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 679.62 ฿     576.67 ฿      -15.15 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,777.78 ฿     966.67 ฿      -45.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 364.29 ฿     65.00 ฿      -82.16 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 175.00 ฿     165.00 ฿      -5.71 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,213.40 ฿     1,387.50 ฿      -37.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,529.00 ฿     2,000.00 ฿      +30.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,891.67 ฿     3,000.00 ฿      +3.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,777.78 ฿     1,400.00 ฿      -49.60 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 18,438.40 ฿     11,055.56 ฿      -40.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,176.47 ฿     5,850.00 ฿      -47.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 53,821.43 ฿     25,250.00 ฿      -53.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 27,333.33 ฿     12,833.33 ฿      -53.05 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 111,875.00 ฿     40,000.00 ฿      -64.25 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 68,333.33 ฿     29,674.44 ฿      -56.57 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 24,530.77 ฿     13,400.00 ฿      -45.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.94     7.33      +23.38 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: THB