Cost of Living Comparison Between Melbourne and Bangkok 

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Consumer Prices in Bangkok are 33.60% lower than in Melbourne (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bangkok are 32.88% lower than in Melbourne
Rent Prices in Bangkok are 31.24% lower than in Melbourne
Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 65.19% lower than in Melbourne
Groceries Prices in Bangkok are 34.60% lower than in Melbourne
Local Purchasing Power in Bangkok is 70.68% lower than in Melbourne
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Restaurants
Melbourne Edit Bangkok Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(469.52 ฿)
2.98 A$
(70.00 ฿)
     -85.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$
(2,347.60 ฿)
38.34 A$
(900.00 ฿)
     -61.66 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.62 A$
(296.38 ฿)
8.48 A$
(199.15 ฿)
     -32.81 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 A$
(234.76 ฿)
3.41 A$
(80.00 ฿)
     -65.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 A$
(234.76 ฿)
5.75 A$
(135.00 ฿)
     -42.49 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.44 A$
(104.14 ฿)
3.16 A$
(74.15 ฿)
     -28.79 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.20 A$
(75.08 ฿)
0.93 A$
(21.87 ฿)
     -70.88 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.69 A$
(63.13 ฿)
0.40 A$
(9.44 ฿)
     -85.05 %
Markets
Melbourne Edit Bangkok Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.21 A$
(145.67 ฿)
8.98 A$
(210.88 ฿)
     +44.76 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.80 A$
(65.84 ฿)
1.80 A$
(42.31 ฿)
     -35.73 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.16 A$
(27.22 ฿)
0.88 A$
(20.63 ฿)
     -24.22 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.19 A$
(121.90 ฿)
2.85 A$
(66.97 ฿)
     -45.06 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.60 A$
(131.57 ฿)
11.72 A$
(275.05 ฿)
     +109.05 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.96 A$
(116.54 ฿)
1.65 A$
(38.78 ฿)
     -66.72 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.02 A$
(188.29 ฿)
6.58 A$
(154.48 ฿)
     -17.96 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.93 A$
(45.33 ฿)
2.07 A$
(48.59 ฿)
     +7.21 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.47 A$
(34.46 ฿)
1.05 A$
(24.69 ฿)
     -28.36 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.47 A$
(34.55 ฿)
1.23 A$
(28.88 ฿)
     -16.43 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.04 A$
(47.85 ฿)
0.90 A$
(21.02 ฿)
     -56.06 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 A$
(33.19 ฿)
0.84 A$
(19.75 ฿)
     -40.49 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.30 A$
(30.63 ฿)
0.75 A$
(17.59 ฿)
     -42.58 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.57 A$
(60.37 ฿)
1.52 A$
(35.61 ฿)
     -41.02 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.27 A$
(53.33 ฿)
0.74 A$
(17.27 ฿)
     -67.62 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$
(352.14 ฿)
27.69 A$
(650.00 ฿)
     +84.59 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.84 A$
(137.03 ฿)
2.56 A$
(60.12 ฿)
     -56.13 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.69 A$
(157.11 ฿)
4.49 A$
(105.30 ฿)
     -32.97 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$
(939.04 ฿)
6.18 A$
(145.00 ฿)
     -84.56 %
Transportation
Melbourne Edit Bangkok Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 A$
(105.64 ฿)
1.83 A$
(43.00 ฿)
     -59.30 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 A$
(3,662.25 ฿)
57.51 A$
(1,350.00 ฿)
     -63.14 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.75 A$
(111.51 ฿)
1.49 A$
(35.00 ฿)
     -68.61 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.61 A$
(61.28 ฿)
2.67 A$
(62.76 ฿)
     +2.42 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.08 A$
(800.06 ฿)
7.67 A$
(180.00 ฿)
     -77.50 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.95 A$
(139.78 ฿)
5.44 A$
(127.79 ฿)
     -8.58 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,750.00 A$
(651,458.03 ฿)
76,674.16 A$
(1,800,000.00 ฿)
     +176.30 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,987.36 A$
(633,554.40 ฿)
38,117.00 A$
(894,833.30 ฿)
     +41.24 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Melbourne Edit Bangkok Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 194.15 A$
(4,557.95 ฿)
106.94 A$
(2,510.58 ฿)
     -44.92 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 A$
(4.12 ฿)
0.07 A$
(1.56 ฿)
     -62.23 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.20 A$
(1,765.48 ฿)
23.83 A$
(559.35 ฿)
     -68.32 %
Sports And Leisure
Melbourne Edit Bangkok Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 67.06 A$
(1,574.36 ฿)
83.99 A$
(1,971.84 ฿)
     +25.25 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.60 A$
(483.60 ฿)
13.28 A$
(311.76 ฿)
     -35.53 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$
(469.52 ฿)
10.44 A$
(245.00 ฿)
     -47.82 %
Childcare
Melbourne Edit Bangkok Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,460.94 A$
(57,772.92 ฿)
628.47 A$
(14,753.97 ฿)
     -74.46 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,691.67 A$
(462,280.88 ฿)
22,839.83 A$
(536,187.12 ฿)
     +15.99 %
Clothing And Shoes
Melbourne Edit Bangkok Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 99.03 A$
(2,324.89 ฿)
81.00 A$
(1,901.52 ฿)
     -18.21 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.71 A$
(1,307.95 ฿)
45.59 A$
(1,070.21 ฿)
     -18.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 136.56 A$
(3,205.85 ฿)
124.20 A$
(2,915.62 ฿)
     -9.05 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 151.22 A$
(3,550.09 ฿)
118.76 A$
(2,788.00 ฿)
     -21.47 %
Rent Per Month
Melbourne Edit Bangkok Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,645.56 A$
(38,631.00 ฿)
805.55 A$
(18,911.04 ฿)
     -51.05 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,384.44 A$
(32,501.06 ฿)
402.79 A$
(9,455.88 ฿)
     -70.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,155.78 A$
(74,085.04 ฿)
3,201.21 A$
(75,151.52 ฿)
     +1.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,101.96 A$
(49,345.54 ฿)
1,360.26 A$
(31,933.33 ฿)
     -35.29 %
Buy Apartment Price
Melbourne Edit Bangkok Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 848.69 A$
(19,923.81 ฿)
670.65 A$
(15,744.17 ฿)
     -20.98 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 704.13 A$
(16,530.08 ฿)
313.95 A$
(7,370.25 ฿)
     -55.41 %
Salaries And Financing
Melbourne Edit Bangkok Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,961.12 A$
(116,467.14 ฿)
976.35 A$
(22,920.69 ฿)
     -80.32 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.93 5.33      +81.71 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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