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

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You would need around 59,331.83฿ (1,810.01$) in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,700.00$ 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 58.17% lower than in Washington, DC
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 68.25% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 83.65% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 77.86% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 57.11% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 74.36% lower than in Washington, DC

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  Washington, DC  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $     1.22 $      -91.86 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.89 $     15.25 $      -78.48 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     4.58 $      -34.63 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     1.68 $      -66.44 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $     2.75 $      -60.78 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $     1.42 $      -61.74 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.99 $     0.49 $      -75.30 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.69 $     0.25 $      -85.18 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.05 $     1.52 $      +45.08 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.10 $     1.03 $      -66.74 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.14 $     1.10 $      -78.65 %
Eggs (12) 3.29 $     1.55 $      -52.91 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 14.07 $     9.15 $      -34.95 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.02 $     2.84 $      -59.50 %
Apples (1kg) 4.86 $     2.46 $      -49.47 %
Oranges (1kg) 5.19 $     1.31 $      -74.79 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.18 $     1.07 $      -79.37 %
Potato (1kg) 2.90 $     1.13 $      -61.12 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.60 $     0.52 $      -67.54 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 $     0.46 $      -79.43 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $     13.73 $      -8.48 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $     1.32 $      -47.12 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.12 $     2.59 $      -16.96 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.50 $     2.75 $      -63.39 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 $     0.61 $      -70.95 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 $     57.96 $      -74.80 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     1.13 $      -65.27 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $     0.38 $      -84.16 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $     6.10 $      -69.49 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.01 $     1.20 $      +19.30 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,500.00 $     24,405.20 $      +39.46 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 155.26 $     65.62 $      -57.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.04 $      -32.53 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.18 $     18.00 $      -62.64 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.97 $     28.98 $      -61.34 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $     1.98 $      -88.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     5.34 $      -55.51 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.33 $     53.89 $      +44.36 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.33 $     52.88 $      +58.63 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 73.00 $     91.52 $      +25.37 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 100.00 $     48.81 $      -51.19 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,096.67 $     286.25 $      -86.35 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,423.33 $     139.06 $      -90.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,710.00 $     663.52 $      -82.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,829.50 $     396.58 $      -78.32 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,740.75 $     1,128.81 $      -80.34 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,406.03 $     982.00 $      -77.71 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,403.18 $     358.45 $      -91.86 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.69     6.67      +80.45 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014November, 2014
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