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

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You would need around 59,713.07฿ (1,842.43$) in Chiang Mai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 5,700.00$ 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 57.52% lower than in Washington, DC
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 67.68% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 83.20% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 77.47% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 56.57% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 74.03% lower than in Washington, DC

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  Washington, DC  Chiang Mai      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $     1.23 $      -91.77 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.44 $     15.43 $      -78.10 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     4.63 $      -33.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     1.70 $      -66.06 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 7.00 $     2.78 $      -60.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.68 $     1.44 $      -60.88 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.95 $     0.49 $      -74.75 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $     0.25 $      -84.88 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.05 $     1.56 $      +49.07 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.10 $     1.04 $      -66.34 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 5.14 $     1.11 $      -78.41 %
Eggs (12) 3.29 $     1.53 $      -53.49 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 14.07 $     9.26 $      -34.21 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.02 $     2.92 $      -58.47 %
Apples (1kg) 4.86 $     2.48 $      -48.90 %
Oranges (1kg) 5.19 $     1.32 $      -74.50 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.18 $     1.00 $      -80.63 %
Potato (1kg) 2.90 $     1.16 $      -60.15 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.60 $     0.49 $      -69.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 $     0.46 $      -79.20 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $     13.88 $      -7.44 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $     1.34 $      -46.52 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.12 $     2.62 $      -16.01 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.50 $     2.78 $      -62.97 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 $     0.62 $      -70.61 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 $     58.62 $      -74.51 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $     1.14 $      -64.87 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $     0.39 $      -83.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $     6.17 $      -69.15 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.01 $     1.21 $      +20.33 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,500.00 $     24,683.74 $      +41.05 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 155.26 $     66.17 $      -57.38 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $     0.05 $      -28.80 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.18 $     18.51 $      -61.58 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.97 $     29.31 $      -60.90 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $     2.01 $      -88.54 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     5.40 $      -55.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.33 $     57.74 $      +54.67 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.33 $     64.79 $      +94.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 73.00 $     88.71 $      +21.52 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 100.00 $     43.20 $      -56.80 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,096.67 $     288.04 $      -86.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,423.33 $     140.59 $      -90.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,710.00 $     692.52 $      -81.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,829.50 $     401.11 $      -78.08 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,740.75 $     1,139.21 $      -80.16 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,406.03 $     990.72 $      -77.51 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,319.42 $     362.54 $      -91.61 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.69     6.67      +80.45 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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