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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai 

You would need around 56,986.30฿ 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 20.49% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 34.50% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 61.29% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 14.44% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 21.75% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 24.11% 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) 61.87 ฿     49.69 ฿      -19.69 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.51 ฿     15.62 ฿      -10.82 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.64 ฿     8.20 ฿      -14.91 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 48.12 ฿     45.18 ฿      -6.10 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 34.41 ฿     33.38 ฿      -3.01 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 40.45 ฿     34.00 ฿      -15.96 %
Eggs (12) 58.14 ฿     48.14 ฿      -17.20 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 503.64 ฿     337.50 ฿      -32.99 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 117.28 ฿     91.00 ฿      -22.41 %
Apples (1kg) 73.29 ฿     79.14 ฿      +7.98 %
Oranges (1kg) 61.86 ฿     44.38 ฿      -28.27 %
Tomato (1kg) 50.45 ฿     29.50 ฿      -41.53 %
Potato (1kg) 61.12 ฿     35.83 ฿      -41.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 36.82 ฿     17.50 ฿      -52.47 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.12 ฿     15.14 ฿      -6.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     450.00 ฿      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 50.56 ฿     42.43 ฿      -16.08 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 96.18 ฿     91.25 ฿      -5.12 %
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) 750.00 ฿     1,800.00 ฿      +140.00 %
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) 38.73 ฿     39.44 ฿      +1.86 %
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 ฿     2,338.48 ฿      -17.41 %
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 1,844.54 ฿     880.00 ฿      -52.29 %
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) 2,063.33 ฿     1,214.29 ฿      -41.15 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,557.37 ฿     666.67 ฿      -57.19 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 3,000.04 ฿     2,320.00 ฿      -22.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 3,150.17 ฿     1,160.00 ฿      -63.18 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,490.48 ฿     8,082.75 ฿      -62.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,000.00 ฿     4,523.01 ฿      -54.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 59,371.39 ฿     21,000.00 ฿      -64.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,684.21 ฿     12,666.67 ฿      -55.84 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 107,941.18 ฿     32,923.40 ฿      -69.50 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 66,428.57 ฿     24,455.67 ฿      -63.19 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 22,129.07 ฿     11,000.00 ฿      -50.29 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.46     6.33      -1.98 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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