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

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You would need around 60,256.80฿ (1,835.51$) in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,800.00$ 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 57.81% lower than in Washington, DC
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 68.35% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 83.80% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 78.13% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 56.62% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 74.06% lower than in Washington, DC

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  Washington, DC  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $     1.22 $      -91.88 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 72.50 $     15.23 $      -78.99 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     4.57 $      -34.73 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     1.68 $      -66.49 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $     2.74 $      -60.84 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.91 $     1.45 $      -62.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.01 $     0.49 $      -75.60 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.66 $     0.25 $      -85.04 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.01 $     1.43 $      +41.66 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.10 $     1.06 $      -65.93 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.14 $     1.10 $      -78.68 %
Eggs (12) 3.23 $     1.50 $      -53.58 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 14.07 $     9.44 $      -32.88 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.69 $     2.87 $      -57.15 %
Apples (1kg) 4.86 $     2.45 $      -49.55 %
Oranges (1kg) 5.19 $     1.31 $      -74.83 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.18 $     1.07 $      -79.40 %
Potato (1kg) 2.90 $     1.13 $      -61.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.46 $     0.54 $      -63.36 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 $     0.45 $      -80.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $     13.71 $      -2.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $     1.32 $      -47.20 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.12 $     2.78 $      -10.98 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.50 $     2.74 $      -63.45 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 $     0.61 $      -70.99 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 $     57.88 $      -74.84 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     1.13 $      -65.32 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $     0.38 $      -84.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $     6.09 $      -69.54 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.00 $     1.19 $      +18.60 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,250.00 $     24,369.14 $      +49.96 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 159.37 $     70.31 $      -55.89 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.04 $      -32.63 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.22 $     17.67 $      -62.59 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72.97 $     30.46 $      -58.25 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $     1.98 $      -88.69 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     5.18 $      -56.85 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.00 $     48.36 $      +30.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.00 $     52.80 $      +76.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 71.25 $     91.38 $      +28.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 95.00 $     48.74 $      -48.70 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,128.57 $     280.36 $      -86.83 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,434.44 $     145.78 $      -89.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,060.00 $     690.46 $      -82.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,772.67 $     411.23 $      -76.80 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,920.15 $     1,127.62 $      -80.95 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,590.81 $     981.02 $      -78.63 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,360.81 $     357.92 $      -91.79 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.69     6.67      +80.53 %
 
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