Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Chiang Mai 

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Consumer Prices in Chiang Mai are 7.19% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 19.11% lower than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 35.66% lower than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 45.53% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 31.71% lower than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest[ Edit ] Chiang Mai[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 Ft
(199.44 ฿)
601.68 Ft
(60.00 ฿)
     -69.92 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 11,000.00 Ft
(1,096.93 ฿)
6,016.78 Ft
(600.00 ฿)
     -45.30 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 Ft
(159.55 ฿)
1,754.89 Ft
(175.00 ฿)
     +9.68 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 Ft
(49.86 ฿)
701.96 Ft
(70.00 ฿)
     +40.39 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 550.00 Ft
(54.85 ฿)
1,203.36 Ft
(120.00 ฿)
     +118.79 %
Cappuccino (regular) 489.84 Ft
(48.85 ฿)
622.99 Ft
(62.12 ฿)
     +27.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 332.97 Ft
(33.20 ฿)
213.81 Ft
(21.32 ฿)
     -35.79 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 267.69 Ft
(26.69 ฿)
116.73 Ft
(11.64 ฿)
     -56.40 %
Markets
Budapest[ Edit ] Chiang Mai[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 942.61 Ft
(94.00 ฿)
2,277.60 Ft
(227.12 ฿)
     +141.63 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 229.65 Ft
(22.90 ฿)
386.33 Ft
(38.53 ฿)
     +68.23 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 174.67 Ft
(17.42 ฿)
125.07 Ft
(12.47 ฿)
     -28.40 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 567.38 Ft
(56.58 ฿)
507.73 Ft
(50.63 ฿)
     -10.51 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 949.01 Ft
(94.64 ฿)
3,184.03 Ft
(317.52 ฿)
     +235.51 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 694.95 Ft
(69.30 ฿)
358.64 Ft
(35.76 ฿)
     -48.39 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,221.35 Ft
(121.79 ฿)
1,779.01 Ft
(177.41 ฿)
     +45.66 %
Apples (1 lb) 220.05 Ft
(21.94 ฿)
315.88 Ft
(31.50 ฿)
     +43.55 %
Banana (1 lb) 202.66 Ft
(20.21 ฿)
148.70 Ft
(14.83 ฿)
     -26.62 %
Oranges (1 lb) 240.97 Ft
(24.03 ฿)
241.08 Ft
(24.04 ฿)
     +0.05 %
Tomato (1 lb) 246.09 Ft
(24.54 ฿)
195.59 Ft
(19.50 ฿)
     -20.52 %
Potato (1 lb) 126.76 Ft
(12.64 ฿)
199.31 Ft
(19.88 ฿)
     +57.23 %
Onion (1 lb) 132.82 Ft
(13.25 ฿)
194.23 Ft
(19.37 ฿)
     +46.23 %
Lettuce (1 head) 339.98 Ft
(33.90 ฿)
294.57 Ft
(29.38 ฿)
     -13.36 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 114.19 Ft
(11.39 ฿)
178.96 Ft
(17.85 ฿)
     +56.72 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(149.58 ฿)
5,013.98 Ft
(500.00 ฿)
     +234.27 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 267.84 Ft
(26.71 ฿)
541.53 Ft
(54.00 ฿)
     +102.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 380.17 Ft
(37.91 ฿)
1,068.53 Ft
(106.56 ฿)
     +181.07 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,500.00 Ft
(149.58 ฿)
1,353.77 Ft
(135.00 ฿)
     -9.75 %
Transportation
Budapest[ Edit ] Chiang Mai[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(34.90 ฿)
300.84 Ft
(30.00 ฿)
     -14.05 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(947.35 ฿)
10,027.96 Ft
(1,000.00 ฿)
     +5.56 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 Ft
(69.80 ฿)
526.47 Ft
(52.50 ฿)
     -24.79 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 Ft
(48.15 ฿)
201.73 Ft
(20.12 ฿)
     -58.22 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(448.75 ฿)
1,805.03 Ft
(180.00 ฿)
     -59.89 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,438.10 Ft
(143.41 ฿)
1,109.90 Ft
(110.68 ฿)
     -22.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,500,000.00 Ft
(648,187.74 ฿)
10,529,356.75 Ft
(1,050,000.00 ฿)
     +61.99 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,491,614.06 Ft
(647,351.49 ฿)
9,240,764.05 Ft
(921,500.00 ฿)
     +42.35 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest[ Edit ] Chiang Mai[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 49,655.92 Ft
(4,951.75 ฿)
21,452.46 Ft
(2,139.27 ฿)
     -56.80 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 28.14 Ft
(2.81 ฿)
14.89 Ft
(1.49 ฿)
     -47.09 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,601.67 Ft
(458.88 ฿)
6,845.45 Ft
(682.64 ฿)
     +48.76 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest[ Edit ] Chiang Mai[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 13,145.42 Ft
(1,310.88 ฿)
12,259.18 Ft
(1,222.50 ฿)
     -6.74 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,420.00 Ft
(440.77 ฿)
1,479.12 Ft
(147.50 ฿)
     -66.54 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,900.00 Ft
(189.47 ฿)
1,805.03 Ft
(180.00 ฿)
     -5.00 %
Childcare
Budapest[ Edit ] Chiang Mai[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 103,700.78 Ft
(10,341.17 ฿)
65,181.73 Ft
(6,500.00 ฿)
     -37.14 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,664,904.56 Ft
(265,747.46 ฿)
3,194,360.70 Ft
(318,545.45 ฿)
     +19.87 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest[ Edit ] Chiang Mai[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 20,827.20 Ft
(2,076.91 ฿)
23,618.95 Ft
(2,355.31 ฿)
     +13.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 9,088.22 Ft
(906.29 ฿)
9,490.75 Ft
(946.43 ฿)
     +4.43 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 23,770.00 Ft
(2,370.37 ฿)
25,606.24 Ft
(2,553.49 ฿)
     +7.73 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27,217.96 Ft
(2,714.21 ฿)
22,470.98 Ft
(2,240.83 ฿)
     -17.44 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest[ Edit ] Chiang Mai[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 159,746.62 Ft
(15,930.12 ฿)
132,452.62 Ft
(13,208.33 ฿)
     -17.09 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 121,697.25 Ft
(12,135.79 ฿)
90,808.74 Ft
(9,055.56 ฿)
     -25.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 293,148.59 Ft
(29,233.13 ฿)
254,921.27 Ft
(25,421.05 ฿)
     -13.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 212,443.52 Ft
(21,185.12 ฿)
159,535.71 Ft
(15,909.09 ฿)
     -24.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest[ Edit ] Chiang Mai[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,123.09 Ft
(9,585.51 ฿)
65,541.75 Ft
(6,535.90 ฿)
     -31.81 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63,392.15 Ft
(6,321.54 ฿)
43,762.13 Ft
(4,364.01 ฿)
     -30.97 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest[ Edit ] Chiang Mai[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 283,069.27 Ft
(28,228.00 ฿)
194,112.63 Ft
(19,357.14 ฿)
     -31.43 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.95 4.41      -10.90 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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