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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai Reverse

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You would need around 61,671.80฿ 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. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

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Consumer Prices in Chiang Mai are 23.81% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 29.11% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 41.34% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 16.68% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 28.27% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 17.03% lower than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 ฿     40.00 ฿      -20.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 605.00 ฿     500.00 ฿      -17.36 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 ฿     150.00 ฿      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 72.50 ฿     60.00 ฿      -17.24 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 110.00 ฿     85.00 ฿      -22.73 %
Cappuccino (regular) 66.61 ฿     50.00 ฿      -24.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 18.39 ฿     15.44 ฿      -16.03 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.19 ฿     8.92 ฿      -3.02 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 49.92 ฿     53.67 ฿      +7.51 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 41.27 ฿     35.17 ฿      -14.79 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 52.78 ฿     34.00 ฿      -35.58 %
Eggs (12) 56.25 ฿     51.07 ฿      -9.21 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 575.00 ฿     312.50 ฿      -45.65 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 126.00 ฿     94.17 ฿      -25.26 %
Apples (1kg) 98.98 ฿     82.17 ฿      -16.99 %
Oranges (1kg) 72.44 ฿     43.57 ฿      -39.85 %
Tomato (1kg) 51.44 ฿     34.00 ฿      -33.90 %
Potato (1kg) 64.00 ฿     36.25 ฿      -43.36 %
Lettuce (1 head) 40.00 ฿     18.83 ฿      -52.92 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.67 ฿     15.14 ฿      -3.34 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     450.00 ฿      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 54.44 ฿     44.17 ฿      -18.88 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 83.33 ฿     85.00 ฿      +2.00 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 92.00 ฿     90.00 ฿      -2.17 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ฿     20.00 ฿      -20.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 ฿     1,800.00 ฿      +80.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     37.00 ฿      +5.71 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 7.06 ฿     12.50 ฿      +77.12 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 110.00 ฿     200.00 ฿      +81.82 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 36.89 ฿     36.22 ฿      -1.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 775,000.00 ฿     725,000.00 ฿      -6.45 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 3,677.89 ฿     1,880.36 ฿      -48.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.71 ฿     1.50 ฿      -12.41 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 659.71 ฿     579.86 ฿      -12.10 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,866.67 ฿     957.14 ฿      -48.72 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 358.33 ฿     65.00 ฿      -81.86 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     160.00 ฿      -11.11 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,677.78 ฿     1,566.67 ฿      -41.49 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,555.00 ฿     1,666.67 ฿      +7.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 3,200.00 ฿     3,000.00 ฿      -6.25 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,750.00 ฿     1,666.67 ฿      -39.39 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,883.50 ฿     12,244.44 ฿      -27.48 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,750.00 ฿     7,000.00 ฿      -34.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 51,678.57 ฿     27,571.43 ฿      -46.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 25,846.15 ฿     14,875.00 ฿      -42.45 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 114,500.00 ฿     46,666.67 ฿      -59.24 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 68,750.00 ฿     33,091.85 ฿      -51.87 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 25,745.50 ฿     15,142.86 ฿      -41.18 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.12     7.00      +14.44 %
 
Last updateMarch, 2015March, 2015
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Data from past:12 months18 months
Currency: THB