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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai Reverse

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You would need around 59,966.00฿ 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 20.57% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 32.62% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 57.35% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 16.99% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 26.87% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 23.54% 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 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 149.50 ฿     150.00 ฿      +0.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 70.00 ฿     55.00 ฿      -21.43 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 110.00 ฿     90.00 ฿      -18.18 %
Cappuccino (regular) 65.74 ฿     47.65 ฿      -27.52 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 18.04 ฿     16.07 ฿      -10.93 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.69 ฿     8.18 ฿      -15.62 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 46.93 ฿     47.00 ฿      +0.14 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 34.94 ฿     34.71 ฿      -0.65 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 48.75 ฿     36.00 ฿      -26.15 %
Eggs (12) 57.83 ฿     49.26 ฿      -14.82 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 554.17 ฿     310.00 ฿      -44.06 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 121.46 ฿     94.17 ฿      -22.47 %
Apples (1kg) 86.70 ฿     80.50 ฿      -7.15 %
Oranges (1kg) 74.36 ฿     42.86 ฿      -42.37 %
Tomato (1kg) 51.72 ฿     35.00 ฿      -32.33 %
Potato (1kg) 61.88 ฿     37.00 ฿      -40.21 %
Lettuce (1 head) 38.54 ฿     17.60 ฿      -54.33 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.93 ฿     14.86 ฿      -6.71 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     450.00 ฿      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 51.58 ฿     43.33 ฿      -15.99 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 98.12 ฿     91.25 ฿      -7.01 %
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) 950.00 ฿     1,900.00 ฿      +100.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     37.00 ฿      +5.71 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ฿     12.50 ฿      +150.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     200.00 ฿      +100.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.89 ฿     39.00 ฿      +0.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 775,000.00 ฿     800,000.00 ฿      +3.23 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 3,389.84 ฿     2,308.01 ฿      -31.91 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.71 ฿     1.44 ฿      -15.72 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 639.80 ฿     580.00 ฿      -9.35 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,922.17 ฿     1,000.00 ฿      -47.98 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 357.14 ฿     65.00 ฿      -81.80 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     170.00 ฿      -5.56 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,083.33 ฿     1,587.50 ฿      -23.80 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,554.24 ฿     1,733.33 ฿      +11.52 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,898.78 ฿     3,000.00 ฿      +3.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,916.67 ฿     1,600.00 ฿      -45.14 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,714.66 ฿     9,203.62 ฿      -55.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,941.18 ฿     4,785.79 ฿      -56.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 56,674.21 ฿     22,666.67 ฿      -60.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,788.08 ฿     13,500.00 ฿      -53.11 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 108,823.53 ฿     37,017.90 ฿      -65.98 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 70,714.29 ฿     32,205.40 ฿      -54.46 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 22,809.49 ฿     11,750.00 ฿      -48.49 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.14     6.67      +8.64 %
 
Last updateDecember, 2014December, 2014
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