Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai 

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Consumer Prices in Chiang Mai are 20.9% lower than in Bangkok (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chiang Mai are 29.1% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 49.7% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 21.7% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 13.3% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 14.9% higher than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿ 62.50 ฿      -37.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 ฿ 600.00 ฿      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ฿ 200.00 ฿      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 ฿ 80.00 ฿      +14.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 132.52 ฿ 120.00 ฿      -9.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 83.71 ฿ 55.50 ฿      -33.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 19.80 ฿ 19.12 ฿      -3.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.63 ฿ 10.83 ฿      -6.9 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 227.49 ฿ 215.55 ฿      -5.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 50.77 ฿ 42.94 ฿      -15.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 24.83 ฿ 18.09 ฿      -27.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 76.31 ฿ 67.64 ฿      -11.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 317.42 ฿ 272.16 ฿      -14.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 50.29 ฿ 38.84 ฿      -22.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 177.16 ฿ 170.44 ฿      -3.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 48.51 ฿ 41.56 ฿      -14.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 22.25 ฿ 19.28 ฿      -13.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 36.21 ฿ 24.19 ฿      -33.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 24.69 ฿ 26.89 ฿      +8.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 24.31 ฿ 21.38 ฿      -12.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 21.10 ฿ 17.50 ฿      -17.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 43.74 ฿ 30.00 ฿      -31.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.82 ฿ 16.88 ฿      +6.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 650.00 ฿ 500.00 ฿      -23.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 61.46 ฿ 62.55 ฿      +1.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 117.35 ฿ 106.67 ฿      -9.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ฿ 140.00 ฿      -6.7 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 43.00 ฿ 30.00 ฿      -30.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,300.00 ฿ 800.00 ฿      -38.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿ 37.50 ฿      +7.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 ฿ 72.42 ฿      +12.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 180.00 ฿ 100.00 ฿      -44.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 153.11 ฿ 159.52 ฿      +4.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,950,000.00 ฿ 725,000.00 ฿      -62.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 906,472.22 ฿ 801,666.67 ฿      -11.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,100.47 ฿ 1,927.87 ฿      -37.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 465.23 ฿ 462.75 ฿      -0.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 561.15 ฿ 674.75 ฿      +20.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,022.61 ฿ 1,289.11 ฿      -36.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 392.36 ฿ 233.33 ฿      -40.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ฿ 205.00 ฿      -18.0 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 20,246.59 ฿ 15,833.33 ฿      -21.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 441,159.52 ฿ 390,500.00 ฿      -11.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,941.40 ฿ 1,800.00 ฿      -7.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,470.37 ฿ 1,058.33 ฿      -28.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,478.80 ฿ 3,000.00 ฿      -13.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,303.96 ฿ 2,200.00 ฿      -33.4 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 23,794.12 ฿ 14,100.00 ฿      -40.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,865.71 ฿ 8,027.78 ฿      -26.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 58,065.22 ฿ 25,750.00 ฿      -55.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 32,332.69 ฿ 15,000.00 ฿      -53.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,693.66 ฿ 6,466.00 ฿      -63.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,258.53 ฿ 3,716.09 ฿      -55.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 23,198.93 ฿ 18,900.00 ฿      -18.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.86 4.38      -25.3 %
Last update: February 2024March 2024
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