Numbeo

Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai Reverse

You would need around 59,345.69฿ 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 18.27% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 31.79% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 58.88% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 16.83% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 22.03% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 30.22% lower than in Bangkok

Currency: Default Currency      Switch to imperial measurement units
  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 147.00 ฿     150.00 ฿      +2.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 60.00 ฿     57.50 ฿      -4.17 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.00 ฿     90.00 ฿      -10.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 64.26 ฿     47.35 ฿      -26.31 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.78 ฿     16.07 ฿      -9.63 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.79 ฿     8.18 ฿      -16.51 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 47.98 ฿     49.30 ฿      +2.76 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 34.55 ฿     34.62 ฿      +0.20 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 44.67 ฿     34.00 ฿      -23.88 %
Eggs (12) 58.16 ฿     49.50 ฿      -14.90 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 503.33 ฿     337.50 ฿      -32.95 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 118.69 ฿     93.60 ฿      -21.14 %
Apples (1kg) 81.53 ฿     82.17 ฿      +0.78 %
Oranges (1kg) 67.78 ฿     43.57 ฿      -35.72 %
Tomato (1kg) 50.38 ฿     31.60 ฿      -37.28 %
Potato (1kg) 63.03 ฿     36.25 ฿      -42.49 %
Lettuce (1 head) 36.67 ฿     17.50 ฿      -52.27 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.72 ฿     15.00 ฿      -10.29 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     475.00 ฿      -20.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 51.00 ฿     42.83 ฿      -16.01 %
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) 925.00 ฿     1,800.00 ฿      +94.59 %
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 ฿     39.40 ฿      +1.54 %
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 3,033.12 ฿     2,003.30 ฿      -33.95 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.82 ฿     1.44 ฿      -21.17 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 644.54 ฿     587.50 ฿      -8.85 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,812.64 ฿     920.00 ฿      -49.25 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 425.00 ฿     83.33 ฿      -80.39 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     170.00 ฿      -5.56 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,905.26 ฿     1,685.71 ฿      -11.52 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,520.53 ฿     1,700.00 ฿      +11.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,881.64 ฿     2,720.00 ฿      -5.61 %
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 21,218.93 ฿     8,823.20 ฿      -58.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,636.36 ฿     4,559.90 ฿      -57.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 55,748.90 ฿     21,625.00 ฿      -61.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,545.45 ฿     12,750.00 ฿      -55.33 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 107,500.00 ฿     36,837.38 ฿      -65.73 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 66,666.67 ฿     29,366.51 ฿      -55.95 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 23,110.12 ฿     11,000.00 ฿      -52.40 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.10     6.33      +3.89 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2014August, 2014
Contributors (past 18 months)29379
Currency: THB