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Cost of Living in Thailand

Cost of living in Thailand is 41.73% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Thailand is 59.51% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 ฿ 40.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿ 400.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 159.00 ฿ 130.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 55.00 ฿ 45.00-80.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 98.50 ฿ 60.00-150.00
Cappuccino (regular) 61.77 ฿ 45.00-90.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.92 ฿ 14.00-25.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.75 ฿ 7.00-15.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 47.58 ฿ 40.00-69.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 38.60 ฿ 30.00-50.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 39.85 ฿ 30.00-60.00
Eggs (12) 53.37 ฿ 42.00-65.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 584.03 ฿ 300.00-1,000.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 103.07 ฿ 77.00-150.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 310.06 ฿ 200.00-488.02
Apples (1kg) 87.93 ฿ 60.00-120.00
Banana (1kg) 38.48 ฿ 25.00-50.00
Oranges (1kg) 64.81 ฿ 50.00-99.00
Tomato (1kg) 41.38 ฿ 30.00-60.00
Potato (1kg) 45.33 ฿ 35.00-78.00
Onion (1kg) 33.97 ฿ 25.00-50.00
Lettuce (1 head) 28.55 ฿ 20.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.01 ฿ 13.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 525.00 ฿ 300.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 51.35 ฿ 45.00-60.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 81.81 ฿ 50.00-120.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 92.00 ฿ 85.00-111.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 ฿ 15.00-40.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,162.50 ฿ 800.00-1,400.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿ 35.00-35.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 9.00 ฿ 5.00-15.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ฿ 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 28.90 ฿ 25.00-35.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 800,000.00 ฿ 650,000.00-1,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,110.43 ฿ 1,133.33-3,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.76 ฿ 1.00-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 619.73 ฿ 500.00-700.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,640.78 ฿ 1,000.00-2,700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 207.50 ฿ 120.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿ 130.00-200.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,945.08 ฿ 1,200.00-2,700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,274.76 ฿ 700.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,897.40 ฿ 2,000.00-3,600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,287.69 ฿ 1,200.00-3,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,206.28 ฿ 6,500.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,227.35 ฿ 4,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 39,112.01 ฿ 20,000.00-70,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,900.65 ฿ 10,745.53-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 87,797.92 ฿ 50,000.00-150,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 51,170.83 ฿ 30,000.00-70,000.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 14,672.53 ฿ 8,699.00-25,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.22 5.00-7.00

Prices in Thailand

These data are based on 7183 entries in the past 18 months from 720 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Thailand

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Bangkok 51.14 24.65 38.58 56.83 25.52 49.39
Phuket 48.94 13.93 32.34 55.02 25.84 51.50
Pattaya 42.77 18.22 31.13 47.70 24.21 23.46
Chiang Mai 39.76 12.83 26.99 47.26 19.45 41.12
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