Cost of Living Comparison Between Chiang Mai and Koh Samui 

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Rent Prices in Koh Samui are 84.5% higher than in Chiang Mai
Restaurant Prices in Koh Samui are 24.3% higher than in Chiang Mai
Groceries Prices in Koh Samui are 2.2% lower than in Chiang Mai
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Restaurants
Chiang Mai Edit Koh Samui Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.64 $
(60.00 ฿)
2.73 $
(100.00 ฿)
     +66.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 17.76 $
(650.00 ฿)
21.86 $
(800.00 ฿)
     +23.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.74 $
(210.00 ฿)
6.83 $
(250.00 ฿)
     +19.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.19 $
(80.00 ฿)
2.00 $
(73.25 ฿)
     -8.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.55 $
(130.00 ฿)
2.73 $
(100.00 ฿)
     -23.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.63 $
(59.52 ฿)
2.24 $
(82.13 ฿)
     +38.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.56 $
(20.38 ฿)
0.73 $
(26.65 ฿)
     +30.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.32 $
(11.78 ฿)
0.39 $
(14.12 ฿)
     +19.9 %
Markets
Chiang Mai Edit Koh Samui Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.85 $
(214.09 ฿)
6.19 $
(226.68 ฿)
     +5.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.19 $
(43.48 ฿)
1.15 $
(42.18 ฿)
     -3.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.50 $
(18.35 ฿)
0.29 $
(10.58 ฿)
     -42.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.94 $
(70.89 ฿)
2.01 $
(73.45 ฿)
     +3.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.44 $
(272.16 ฿)
8.26 $
(302.40 ฿)
     +11.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.09 $
(39.85 ฿)
1.06 $
(38.90 ฿)
     -2.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.24 $
(191.82 ฿)
3.93 $
(143.64 ฿)
     -25.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 $
(40.71 ฿)
1.34 $
(48.86 ฿)
     +20.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.51 $
(18.52 ฿)
0.45 $
(16.44 ฿)
     -11.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.66 $
(24.30 ฿)
0.74 $
(27.06 ฿)
     +11.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.64 $
(23.25 ฿)
0.66 $
(24.11 ฿)
     +3.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 $
(22.11 ฿)
0.61 $
(22.45 ฿)
     +1.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.50 $
(18.47 ฿)
0.40 $
(14.82 ฿)
     -19.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 $
(28.57 ฿)
0.82 $
(30.00 ฿)
     +5.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.50 $
(18.25 ฿)
0.38 $
(14.00 ฿)
     -23.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.35 $
(525.00 ฿)
14.21 $
(520.00 ฿)
     -1.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $
(62.77 ฿)
1.51 $
(55.23 ฿)
     -12.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.17 $
(116.11 ฿)
2.25 $
(82.38 ฿)
     -29.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.83 $
(140.00 ฿)
3.83 $
(140.00 ฿)
     0.0 %
Transportation
Chiang Mai Edit Koh Samui Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.82 $
(30.00 ฿)
1.37 $
(50.00 ฿)
     +66.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21.86 $
(800.00 ฿)
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Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.09 $
(40.00 ฿)
1.37 $
(50.00 ฿)
     +25.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.98 $
(72.42 ฿)
1.61 $
(58.74 ฿)
     -18.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.73 $
(100.00 ฿)
12.30 $
(450.00 ฿)
     +350.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.25 $
(155.56 ฿)
4.29 $
(156.93 ฿)
     +0.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,813.24 $
(725,000.00 ฿)
19,130.02 $
(700,000.00 ฿)
     -3.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,931.20 $
(802,500.00 ฿)
24,021.84 $
(879,000.00 ฿)
     +9.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chiang Mai Edit Koh Samui Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 52.81 $
(1,932.38 ฿)
103.10 $
(3,772.73 ฿)
     +95.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12.51 $
(457.92 ฿)
12.29 $
(449.62 ฿)
     -1.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 18.40 $
(673.29 ฿)
14.17 $
(518.53 ฿)
     -23.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Chiang Mai Edit Koh Samui Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.23 $
(1,289.11 ฿)
34.16 $
(1,250.00 ฿)
     -3.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.38 $
(233.33 ฿)
16.40 $
(600.00 ฿)
     +157.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.47 $
(200.00 ฿)
7.11 $
(260.00 ฿)
     +30.0 %
Childcare
Chiang Mai Edit Koh Samui Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 432.70 $
(15,833.33 ฿)
546.57 $
(20,000.00 ฿)
     +26.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,671.82 $
(390,500.00 ฿)
7,925.30 $
(290,000.00 ฿)
     -25.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chiang Mai Edit Koh Samui Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.19 $
(1,800.00 ฿)
47.50 $
(1,738.00 ฿)
     -3.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.92 $
(1,058.33 ฿)
16.40 $
(600.00 ฿)
     -43.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.99 $
(3,000.00 ฿)
68.32 $
(2,500.00 ฿)
     -16.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 60.12 $
(2,200.00 ฿)
68.32 $
(2,500.00 ฿)
     +13.6 %
Rent Per Month
Chiang Mai Edit Koh Samui Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 385.33 $
(14,100.00 ฿)
667.11 $
(24,410.72 ฿)
     +73.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 227.47 $
(8,323.53 ฿)
355.27 $
(13,000.00 ฿)
     +56.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 703.71 $
(25,750.00 ฿)
1,161.47 $
(42,500.00 ฿)
     +65.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 409.93 $
(15,000.00 ฿)
1,002.05 $
(36,666.67 ฿)
     +144.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chiang Mai Edit Koh Samui Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 187.24 $
(6,851.54 ฿)
114.25 $
(4,180.60 ฿)
     -39.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 128.85 $
(4,714.79 ฿)
114.25 $
(4,180.60 ฿)
     -11.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Chiang Mai Edit Koh Samui Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 516.51 $
(18,900.00 ฿)
355.27 $
(13,000.00 ฿)
     -31.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.12 4.37      -14.7 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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