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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai Reverse

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You would need around 59,505.50฿ 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 19.96% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 33.14% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 59.33% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 16.28% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 26.16% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 24.23% 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 149.00 ฿     150.00 ฿      +0.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 70.00 ฿     55.00 ฿      -21.43 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 101.78 ฿     90.00 ฿      -11.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 65.95 ฿     46.67 ฿      -29.24 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.76 ฿     16.07 ฿      -9.51 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.48 ฿     8.19 ฿      -13.66 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 46.57 ฿     49.91 ฿      +7.17 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 34.76 ฿     33.83 ฿      -2.65 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 47.50 ฿     36.00 ฿      -24.21 %
Eggs (12) 57.92 ฿     50.83 ฿      -12.24 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 542.31 ฿     300.00 ฿      -44.68 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 117.56 ฿     93.20 ฿      -20.72 %
Apples (1kg) 84.64 ฿     80.50 ฿      -4.89 %
Oranges (1kg) 76.33 ฿     42.86 ฿      -43.85 %
Tomato (1kg) 50.83 ฿     35.00 ฿      -31.15 %
Potato (1kg) 61.75 ฿     37.00 ฿      -40.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 39.17 ฿     17.00 ฿      -56.60 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.89 ฿     15.00 ฿      -5.59 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     450.00 ฿      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 51.50 ฿     43.33 ฿      -15.86 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 98.12 ฿     85.00 ฿      -13.38 %
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) 978.94 ฿     1,900.00 ฿      +94.09 %
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) 38.77 ฿     39.44 ฿      +1.73 %
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 3,298.00 ฿     2,149.80 ฿      -34.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.77 ฿     1.44 ฿      -18.95 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 643.35 ฿     590.00 ฿      -8.29 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,886.25 ฿     950.00 ฿      -49.64 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 375.00 ฿     65.00 ฿      -82.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     175.00 ฿      -2.78 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,126.32 ฿     1,766.67 ฿      -16.91 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,552.11 ฿     1,733.33 ฿      +11.68 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,933.23 ฿     3,000.00 ฿      +2.28 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,947.37 ฿     1,600.00 ฿      -45.71 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,262.86 ฿     9,381.36 ฿      -55.88 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,058.82 ฿     4,559.22 ฿      -58.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 57,851.96 ฿     21,750.00 ฿      -62.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,539.23 ฿     13,000.00 ฿      -55.99 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 108,055.56 ฿     36,986.48 ฿      -65.77 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 69,000.00 ฿     32,173.98 ฿      -53.37 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 23,195.36 ฿     11,750.00 ฿      -49.34 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.12     6.67      +8.87 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014November, 2014
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Currency: THB