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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai Reverse

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You would need around 59,696.75฿ in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 88,000.00฿ 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 19.41% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 32.16% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 57.89% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 17.40% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 24.96% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 20.58% 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) 65.80 ฿     46.67 ฿      -29.08 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.91 ฿     16.00 ฿      -10.66 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.76 ฿     8.06 ฿      -17.46 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 46.88 ฿     50.70 ฿      +8.15 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 34.22 ฿     33.86 ฿      -1.07 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 46.67 ฿     36.00 ฿      -22.86 %
Eggs (12) 57.83 ฿     49.63 ฿      -14.18 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 520.00 ฿     300.00 ฿      -42.31 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 119.09 ฿     94.50 ฿      -20.65 %
Apples (1kg) 83.58 ฿     80.50 ฿      -3.69 %
Oranges (1kg) 70.34 ฿     42.86 ฿      -39.07 %
Tomato (1kg) 49.58 ฿     32.50 ฿      -34.45 %
Potato (1kg) 63.11 ฿     37.50 ฿      -40.58 %
Lettuce (1 head) 37.73 ฿     16.00 ฿      -57.59 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.83 ฿     15.00 ฿      -5.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     450.00 ฿      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 52.22 ฿     43.33 ฿      -17.02 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 99.41 ฿     85.00 ฿      -14.50 %
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) 972.65 ฿     1,900.00 ฿      +95.34 %
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) 38.80 ฿     39.33 ฿      +1.38 %
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 3,230.57 ฿     2,144.27 ฿      -33.63 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.88 ฿     1.50 ฿      -20.31 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 646.38 ฿     600.00 ฿      -7.18 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,858.39 ฿     950.00 ฿      -48.88 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 390.00 ฿     65.00 ฿      -83.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     175.00 ฿      -2.78 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,027.78 ฿     1,871.43 ฿      -7.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,549.44 ฿     2,100.00 ฿      +35.53 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,909.84 ฿     2,875.00 ฿      -1.20 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 3,000.00 ฿     1,400.00 ฿      -53.33 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,749.95 ฿     9,334.75 ฿      -55.01 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,848.48 ฿     4,561.66 ฿      -57.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 56,179.09 ฿     22,444.44 ฿      -60.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,400.00 ฿     13,000.00 ฿      -55.78 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 105,000.00 ฿     32,557.64 ฿      -68.99 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 65,416.67 ฿     29,474.31 ฿      -54.94 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 21,809.02 ฿     11,750.00 ฿      -46.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.03     6.67      +10.61 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2014September, 2014
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Currency: THB