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

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You would need around 59,793.18฿ (1,823.94$) in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,700.00$ 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 57.84% lower than in Washington, DC
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 68.00% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 82.35% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 78.32% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 53.60% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 73.49% lower than in Washington, DC

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  Washington, DC  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $     1.22 $      -91.87 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $     15.25 $      -79.66 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $     4.58 $      -34.63 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     1.83 $      -63.40 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $     2.75 $      -60.78 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.01 $     1.42 $      -64.49 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.22 $     0.48 $      -78.30 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.67 $     0.28 $      -83.11 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.02 $     1.64 $      +60.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.02 $     1.07 $      -64.49 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.51 $     1.04 $      -81.18 %
Eggs (12) 2.99 $     1.56 $      -47.96 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 12.88 $     9.53 $      -25.99 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.19 $     2.87 $      -53.63 %
Apples (1kg) 4.23 $     2.51 $      -40.69 %
Oranges (1kg) 5.19 $     1.33 $      -74.37 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.06 $     1.04 $      -74.43 %
Potato (1kg) 2.90 $     1.11 $      -61.91 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.30 $     0.57 $      -55.64 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 $     0.46 $      -79.24 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 $     13.73 $      -14.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $     1.35 $      -40.12 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.83 $     2.59 $      -8.38 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.50 $     2.75 $      -63.40 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.98 $     0.61 $      -79.53 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 $     57.96 $      -74.80 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     1.13 $      -65.27 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.42 $     0.38 $      -88.84 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $     6.10 $      -69.50 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.97 $     1.17 $      +20.10 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,250.00 $     22,115.46 $      +36.10 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 149.21 $     60.81 $      -59.24 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.05 $      -29.61 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.62 $     17.59 $      -61.45 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.38 $     29.49 $      -61.39 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $     1.98 $      -88.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     5.03 $      -58.06 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 36.50 $     42.32 $      +15.96 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.00 $     61.01 $      +103.36 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 70.00 $     91.51 $      +30.73 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 86.67 $     42.71 $      -50.72 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,150.00 $     337.24 $      -84.31 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,413.75 $     178.45 $      -87.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,060.00 $     770.23 $      -81.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,879.50 $     391.47 $      -79.17 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,920.15 $     1,220.16 $      -79.39 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,590.81 $     905.19 $      -80.28 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,819.36 $     408.75 $      -91.52 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.69     7.33      +98.58 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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