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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai 

You would need around 57,260.27฿ in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 87,000.00฿ 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 20.54% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 34.18% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 60.71% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 14.43% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 21.68% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 25.69% 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 130.00 ฿     150.00 ฿      +15.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 60.00 ฿     55.00 ฿      -8.33 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.00 ฿     90.00 ฿      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 61.82 ฿     49.69 ฿      -19.62 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.46 ฿     15.62 ฿      -10.54 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.64 ฿     8.20 ฿      -14.96 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 48.20 ฿     45.18 ฿      -6.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 34.40 ฿     33.38 ฿      -2.99 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 41.25 ฿     34.00 ฿      -17.58 %
Eggs (12) 58.71 ฿     48.14 ฿      -17.99 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 503.64 ฿     337.50 ฿      -32.99 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 114.20 ฿     91.00 ฿      -20.31 %
Apples (1kg) 73.27 ฿     79.14 ฿      +8.01 %
Oranges (1kg) 63.14 ฿     44.38 ฿      -29.72 %
Tomato (1kg) 48.50 ฿     29.50 ฿      -39.18 %
Potato (1kg) 62.82 ฿     35.83 ฿      -42.96 %
Lettuce (1 head) 37.08 ฿     17.50 ฿      -52.81 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.00 ฿     15.14 ฿      -5.36 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     450.00 ฿      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 50.00 ฿     42.43 ฿      -15.14 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 94.17 ฿     91.25 ฿      -3.10 %
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) 800.00 ฿     1,800.00 ฿      +125.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     37.00 ฿      +5.71 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ฿     9.00 ฿      +80.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     250.00 ฿      +150.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.85 ฿     39.44 ฿      +1.53 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 775,000.00 ฿     600,000.00 ฿      -22.58 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,831.49 ฿     2,337.40 ฿      -17.45 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.76 ฿     1.79 ฿      +1.19 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 638.14 ฿     588.89 ฿      -7.72 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,844.11 ฿     880.00 ฿      -52.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 390.00 ฿     83.33 ฿      -78.63 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     180.00 ฿      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,089.09 ฿     1,214.29 ฿      -41.87 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,532.78 ฿     666.67 ฿      -56.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,971.04 ฿     2,320.00 ฿      -21.91 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 3,110.30 ฿     1,160.00 ฿      -62.70 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,308.02 ฿     8,079.88 ฿      -62.08 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,931.03 ฿     4,521.50 ฿      -54.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 58,455.12 ฿     21,000.00 ฿      -64.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,055.56 ฿     12,666.67 ฿      -54.85 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 107,500.00 ฿     32,907.30 ฿      -69.39 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 66,000.00 ฿     24,428.83 ฿      -62.99 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 22,491.09 ฿     11,000.00 ฿      -51.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.46     6.33      -1.98 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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