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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai Reverse

You would need around 58,878.66฿ 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 19.33% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 32.32% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 58.52% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 15.83% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 23.44% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 26.90% 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 147.00 ฿     150.00 ฿      +2.04 %
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) 63.45 ฿     47.50 ฿      -25.14 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.74 ฿     16.33 ฿      -7.91 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.80 ฿     8.18 ฿      -16.54 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 47.15 ฿     49.30 ฿      +4.56 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 34.50 ฿     33.86 ฿      -1.87 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 44.67 ฿     34.00 ฿      -23.88 %
Eggs (12) 57.73 ฿     49.50 ฿      -14.25 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 512.73 ฿     310.00 ฿      -39.54 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 117.44 ฿     93.60 ฿      -20.30 %
Apples (1kg) 81.59 ฿     82.17 ฿      +0.70 %
Oranges (1kg) 67.84 ฿     43.57 ฿      -35.77 %
Tomato (1kg) 50.38 ฿     31.60 ฿      -37.28 %
Potato (1kg) 61.79 ฿     37.00 ฿      -40.12 %
Lettuce (1 head) 36.67 ฿     17.50 ฿      -52.27 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.48 ฿     15.00 ฿      -8.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     475.00 ฿      -20.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 50.95 ฿     43.57 ฿      -14.49 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 96.11 ฿     85.00 ฿      -11.56 %
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 ฿     1,800.00 ฿      +89.47 %
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 ฿     39.40 ฿      +1.62 %
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 3,076.17 ฿     2,007.46 ฿      -34.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.94 ฿     1.44 ฿      -25.95 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 641.53 ฿     587.50 ฿      -8.42 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,857.79 ฿     920.00 ฿      -50.48 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 390.00 ฿     83.33 ฿      -78.63 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     170.00 ฿      -5.56 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,052.63 ฿     1,800.00 ฿      -12.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,546.84 ฿     1,700.00 ฿      +9.90 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,860.98 ฿     2,720.00 ฿      -4.93 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,970.59 ฿     1,300.00 ฿      -56.24 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,727.75 ฿     9,211.82 ฿      -55.56 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,705.88 ฿     4,600.61 ฿      -57.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 55,670.98 ฿     21,625.00 ฿      -61.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,826.09 ฿     12,750.00 ฿      -55.77 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 105,937.50 ฿     32,541.33 ฿      -69.28 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 65,769.23 ฿     29,458.00 ฿      -55.21 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 22,234.32 ฿     11,000.00 ฿      -50.53 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.10     6.67      +9.35 %
 
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