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

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You would need around 57,432.26฿ (1,603.07$) in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,900.00$ in Washington, DC (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 65.58% lower than in Washington, DC
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 72.83% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 82.75% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 78.23% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 62.69% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 65.40% lower than in Washington, DC

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  Washington, DC  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 $
(501.57 ฿)
    1.12 $
(40.00 ฿)
     -92.03 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(2,507.86 ฿)
    15.35 $
(550.00 ฿)
     -78.07 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.40 $
(265.06 ฿)
    4.19 $
(150.00 ฿)
     -43.41 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $
(179.13 ฿)
    1.54 $
(55.00 ฿)
     -69.30 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $
(250.79 ฿)
    2.23 $
(80.00 ฿)
     -68.10 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.83 $
(137.33 ฿)
    1.51 $
(54.17 ฿)
     -60.56 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.19 $
(78.37 ฿)
    0.44 $
(15.92 ฿)
     -79.69 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.82 $
(65.18 ฿)
    0.24 $
(8.77 ฿)
     -86.55 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.89 $
(139.50 ฿)
    5.38 $
(192.74 ฿)
     +38.16 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.03 $
(108.67 ฿)
    0.98 $
(34.98 ฿)
     -67.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.94 $
(105.46 ฿)
    0.35 $
(12.43 ฿)
     -88.21 %
Eggs (12) 2.64 $
(94.65 ฿)
    1.44 $
(51.44 ฿)
     -45.65 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.79 $
(279.09 ฿)
    3.24 $
(116.12 ฿)
     -58.39 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.63 $
(130.05 ฿)
    1.14 $
(40.95 ฿)
     -68.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.07 $
(74.05 ฿)
    0.78 $
(27.90 ฿)
     -62.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.05 $
(73.48 ฿)
    0.55 $
(19.56 ฿)
     -73.38 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.00 $
(107.48 ฿)
    0.43 $
(15.55 ฿)
     -85.53 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(41.80 ฿)
    0.44 $
(15.88 ฿)
     -62.02 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.33 $
(47.65 ฿)
    0.52 $
(18.60 ฿)
     -60.96 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.69 $
(60.46 ฿)
    0.39 $
(13.88 ฿)
     -77.05 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(429.92 ฿)
    15.35 $
(550.00 ฿)
     +27.93 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $
(53.74 ฿)
    1.27 $
(45.62 ฿)
     -15.10 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.00 $
(71.47 ฿)
    1.93 $
(69.00 ฿)
     -3.46 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $
(250.79 ฿)
    2.51 $
(90.00 ฿)
     -64.11 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.88 $
(103.00 ฿)
    0.56 $
(20.00 ฿)
     -80.58 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 $
(8,240.10 ฿)
    36.29 $
(1,300.00 ฿)
     -84.22 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(116.44 ฿)
    0.98 $
(35.00 ฿)
     -69.94 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.75 $
(206.00 ฿)
    0.45 $
(16.09 ฿)
     -92.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(895.66 ฿)
    5.58 $
(200.00 ฿)
     -77.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.93 $
(104.81 ฿)
    3.35 $
(119.87 ฿)
     +14.37 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 $
(644,877.00 ฿)
    13,258.34 $
(475,000.00 ฿)
     -26.34 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 120.37 $
(4,312.53 ฿)
    44.79 $
(1,604.69 ฿)
     -62.79 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $
(2.33 ฿)
    0.03 $
(1.14 ฿)
     -50.92 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.75 $
(1,782.41 ฿)
    16.81 $
(602.38 ฿)
     -66.20 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.99 $
(2,006.05 ฿)
    24.50 $
(877.78 ฿)
     -56.24 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.00 $
(895.66 ฿)
    1.40 $
(50.00 ฿)
     -94.42 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(429.92 ฿)
    3.77 $
(135.00 ฿)
     -68.60 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.83 $
(1,427.09 ฿)
    41.52 $
(1,487.50 ฿)
     +4.23 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.00 $
(1,218.10 ฿)
    46.52 $
(1,666.67 ฿)
     +36.82 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.50 $
(2,597.42 ฿)
    91.49 $
(3,277.78 ฿)
     +26.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.00 $
(3,224.38 ฿)
    61.41 $
(2,200.00 ฿)
     -31.77 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,947.73 $
(69,780.25 ฿)
    310.08 $
(11,109.18 ฿)
     -84.08 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,494.44 $
(53,540.71 ฿)
    192.59 $
(6,900.00 ฿)
     -87.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,856.25 $
(138,155.94 ฿)
    734.09 $
(26,300.00 ฿)
     -80.96 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,617.50 $
(93,775.86 ฿)
    471.02 $
(16,875.00 ฿)
     -82.00 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 560.00 $
(20,062.67 ฿)
    140.03 $
(5,016.72 ฿)
     -74.99 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 394.33 $
(14,127.47 ฿)
    91.73 $
(3,286.42 ฿)
     -76.74 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,611.96 $
(129,403.76 ฿)
    339.60 $
(12,166.67 ฿)
     -90.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.86     6.96      +80.44 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2015August, 2015
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Currency: USD