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Cost of Living Comparison Between Washington, DC and Chiang Mai 

You would need around 57,313.41฿ (1,771.67$) in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,500.00$ in Washington, DC (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Chiang Mai are 56.90% lower than in Washington, DC
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 67.79% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 83.83% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 76.75% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 54.38% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 74.60% lower than in Washington, DC

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  Washington, DC  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $     1.24 $      -91.76 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $     15.46 $      -77.92 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     4.64 $      -33.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.81 $     1.70 $      -64.67 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     2.78 $      -53.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     1.54 $      -57.75 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.77 $     0.48 $      -72.78 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.49 $     0.25 $      -82.96 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.03 $     1.40 $      +35.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.85 $     1.03 $      -63.74 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.41 $     1.05 $      -76.16 %
Eggs (12) 2.90 $     1.49 $      -48.75 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 16.36 $     10.43 $      -36.22 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.32 $     2.81 $      -66.18 %
Apples (1kg) 4.45 $     2.45 $      -45.06 %
Oranges (1kg) 4.14 $     1.37 $      -66.85 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.18 $     0.91 $      -82.38 %
Potato (1kg) 2.43 $     1.11 $      -54.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.91 $     0.54 $      -71.70 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.02 $     0.47 $      -76.85 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     13.91 $      +15.92 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $     1.31 $      -25.05 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.46 $     2.82 $      +14.76 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $     2.78 $      -60.26 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 $     0.62 $      -70.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 $     55.64 $      -62.91 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.12 $     1.14 $      -63.40 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.40 $     0.28 $      -80.10 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $     7.73 $      -61.36 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.02 $     1.22 $      +19.94 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     18,547.20 $      -7.26 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 164.26 $     72.25 $      -56.01 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $     0.06 $      -49.82 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.75 $     18.20 $      -62.66 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 69.50 $     27.20 $      -60.86 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.67 $     2.58 $      -84.54 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     5.56 $      -53.63 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.25 $     37.54 $      -4.37 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.12 $     20.61 $      -37.79 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 74.17 $     71.72 $      -3.30 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.43 $     35.86 $      -62.81 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,965.62 $     249.77 $      -87.29 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,328.50 $     139.77 $      -89.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,592.86 $     649.15 $      -81.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,002.57 $     391.55 $      -80.45 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,458.35 $     1,017.23 $      -84.25 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,434.73 $     755.14 $      -82.97 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,155.50 $     340.03 $      -91.82 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.72     6.33      +70.05 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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