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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai Reverse

You would need around 59,818.37฿ 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.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Chiang Mai are 19.15% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 32.02% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 58.16% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 16.06% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 23.16% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 29.32% lower than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 57.50 ฿     40.00 ฿      -30.43 %
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) 60.00 ฿     55.00 ฿      -8.33 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.00 ฿     90.00 ฿      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 63.53 ฿     47.50 ฿      -25.24 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.78 ฿     16.33 ฿      -8.16 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.79 ฿     8.18 ฿      -16.51 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 47.30 ฿     49.30 ฿      +4.24 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 34.43 ฿     33.86 ฿      -1.65 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 44.67 ฿     34.00 ฿      -23.88 %
Eggs (12) 57.81 ฿     49.50 ฿      -14.38 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 512.73 ฿     310.00 ฿      -39.54 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 118.72 ฿     93.60 ฿      -21.16 %
Apples (1kg) 81.56 ฿     82.17 ฿      +0.75 %
Oranges (1kg) 67.81 ฿     43.57 ฿      -35.74 %
Tomato (1kg) 50.38 ฿     31.60 ฿      -37.28 %
Potato (1kg) 63.05 ฿     37.00 ฿      -41.32 %
Lettuce (1 head) 36.67 ฿     17.50 ฿      -52.27 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.58 ฿     15.00 ฿      -9.55 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     475.00 ฿      -20.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 51.00 ฿     43.57 ฿      -14.57 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 96.47 ฿     85.00 ฿      -11.89 %
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) 38.71 ฿     39.40 ฿      +1.77 %
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 ฿     2,003.32 ฿      -34.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.94 ฿     1.44 ฿      -25.95 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 643.00 ฿     587.50 ฿      -8.63 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,899.88 ฿     920.00 ฿      -51.58 %
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 2,911.11 ฿     2,720.00 ฿      -6.56 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,968.75 ฿     1,300.00 ฿      -56.21 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,754.32 ฿     9,202.95 ฿      -55.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,531.25 ฿     4,599.09 ฿      -56.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 55,535.53 ฿     21,625.00 ฿      -61.06 %
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 ฿     32,450.33 ฿      -69.37 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 65,769.23 ฿     29,367.00 ฿      -55.35 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 22,895.62 ฿     11,000.00 ฿      -51.96 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.10     6.50      +6.62 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2014August, 2014
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Currency: THB