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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai Reverse

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You would need around 60,120.41฿ in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 89,000.00฿ 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 19.84% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 32.45% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 57.98% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 17.38% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 25.58% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 22.64% lower than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 55.00 ฿     40.00 ฿      -27.27 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿     500.00 ฿      -16.67 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 150.00 ฿     150.00 ฿      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 70.00 ฿     55.00 ฿      -21.43 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.00 ฿     90.00 ฿      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 65.76 ฿     46.67 ฿      -29.03 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.96 ฿     16.00 ฿      -10.91 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.60 ฿     8.06 ฿      -16.02 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 47.25 ฿     50.70 ฿      +7.30 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 35.18 ฿     33.86 ฿      -3.77 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 47.67 ฿     36.00 ฿      -24.48 %
Eggs (12) 58.65 ฿     49.63 ฿      -15.39 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 522.73 ฿     300.00 ฿      -42.61 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 120.80 ฿     94.50 ฿      -21.77 %
Apples (1kg) 84.14 ฿     80.50 ฿      -4.33 %
Oranges (1kg) 70.98 ฿     42.86 ฿      -39.62 %
Tomato (1kg) 50.00 ฿     32.50 ฿      -35.00 %
Potato (1kg) 62.91 ฿     37.50 ฿      -40.39 %
Lettuce (1 head) 38.46 ฿     16.00 ฿      -58.40 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.15 ฿     15.00 ฿      -7.14 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     450.00 ฿      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 52.63 ฿     43.33 ฿      -17.67 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.62 ฿     85.00 ฿      -15.53 %
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) 997.17 ฿     1,900.00 ฿      +90.54 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     37.00 ฿      +5.71 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5.25 ฿     12.50 ฿      +138.10 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     200.00 ฿      +100.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.86 ฿     39.33 ฿      +1.23 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 750,000.00 ฿     800,000.00 ฿      +6.67 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 3,408.02 ฿     2,146.40 ฿      -37.02 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.81 ฿     1.50 ฿      -16.94 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 648.17 ฿     600.00 ฿      -7.43 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,846.20 ฿     950.00 ฿      -48.54 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 391.67 ฿     65.00 ฿      -83.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     175.00 ฿      -2.78 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,095.00 ฿     1,871.43 ฿      -10.67 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,573.16 ฿     2,100.00 ฿      +33.49 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,967.78 ฿     2,875.00 ฿      -3.13 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 3,027.78 ฿     1,400.00 ฿      -53.76 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,797.85 ฿     9,338.50 ฿      -55.10 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,029.41 ฿     4,559.16 ฿      -58.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 56,133.72 ฿     22,444.44 ฿      -60.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,454.55 ฿     13,000.00 ฿      -55.86 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 107,500.00 ฿     36,944.50 ฿      -65.63 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 68,000.00 ฿     32,132.00 ฿      -52.75 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 22,483.85 ฿     11,750.00 ฿      -47.74 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.16     6.67      +8.28 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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Currency: THB