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Cost of Living Comparison Between Washington, DC and Chiang Mai Reverse

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You would need around 59,789.77฿ (1,835.17$) in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,700.00$ in Washington, DC (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Chiang Mai are 57.69% lower than in Washington, DC
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 67.80% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 83.26% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 77.56% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 56.74% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 74.56% lower than in Washington, DC

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  Washington, DC  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $     1.23 $      -91.82 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.44 $     15.35 $      -78.21 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     4.60 $      -34.23 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     1.69 $      -66.24 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $     2.76 $      -60.54 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.68 $     1.43 $      -61.09 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.95 $     0.49 $      -74.88 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $     0.25 $      -84.96 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.05 $     1.56 $      +48.29 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.10 $     1.04 $      -66.51 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.14 $     1.10 $      -78.52 %
Eggs (12) 3.29 $     1.52 $      -53.73 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 14.07 $     9.21 $      -34.55 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.02 $     2.90 $      -58.69 %
Apples (1kg) 4.86 $     2.47 $      -49.16 %
Oranges (1kg) 5.19 $     1.32 $      -74.63 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.18 $     1.00 $      -80.73 %
Potato (1kg) 2.90 $     1.15 $      -60.36 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.60 $     0.49 $      -69.26 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 $     0.46 $      -79.31 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $     13.81 $      -7.92 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $     1.33 $      -46.80 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.12 $     2.61 $      -16.45 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.50 $     2.76 $      -63.17 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 $     0.61 $      -70.77 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 $     58.32 $      -74.64 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     1.14 $      -65.06 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $     0.38 $      -84.07 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $     6.14 $      -69.31 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.01 $     1.21 $      +19.70 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,500.00 $     24,554.94 $      +40.31 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 155.26 $     65.88 $      -57.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.05 $      -29.17 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.18 $     18.42 $      -61.78 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.97 $     29.16 $      -61.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $     2.00 $      -88.60 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     5.37 $      -55.24 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.33 $     57.44 $      +53.86 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.33 $     64.46 $      +93.37 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 73.00 $     88.24 $      +20.88 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 100.00 $     42.97 $      -57.03 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,096.67 $     286.63 $      -86.33 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,423.33 $     139.94 $      -90.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,710.00 $     688.90 $      -81.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,829.50 $     399.02 $      -78.19 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,740.75 $     1,133.96 $      -80.25 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,406.03 $     986.25 $      -77.62 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,403.18 $     360.65 $      -91.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.69     6.67      +80.45 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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