Cost of Living Comparison Between Chiang Mai and Playa del Carmen 

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Consumer Prices in Playa del Carmen are 38.4% higher than in Chiang Mai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Playa del Carmen are 63.3% higher than in Chiang Mai
Rent Prices in Playa del Carmen are 163.6% higher than in Chiang Mai
Restaurant Prices in Playa del Carmen are 159.1% higher than in Chiang Mai
Groceries Prices in Playa del Carmen are 16.2% higher than in Chiang Mai
Local Purchasing Power in Playa del Carmen is 6.3% lower than in Chiang Mai
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Restaurants
Chiang Mai Edit Playa del Carmen Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ฿
(27.66 MXN)
325.38 ฿
(150.00 MXN)
     +442.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿
(276.60 MXN)
1,626.90 ฿
(750.00 MXN)
     +171.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 210.00 ฿
(96.81 MXN)
271.15 ฿
(125.00 MXN)
     +29.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ฿
(36.88 MXN)
130.15 ฿
(60.00 MXN)
     +62.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.00 ฿
(55.32 MXN)
173.54 ฿
(80.00 MXN)
     +44.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 58.75 ฿
(27.08 MXN)
132.72 ฿
(61.18 MXN)
     +125.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.38 ฿
(9.39 MXN)
48.19 ฿
(22.21 MXN)
     +136.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.78 ฿
(5.43 MXN)
37.53 ฿
(17.30 MXN)
     +218.7 %
Markets
Chiang Mai Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 214.09 ฿
(98.69 MXN)
216.23 ฿
(99.68 MXN)
     +1.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 43.48 ฿
(20.04 MXN)
67.61 ฿
(31.17 MXN)
     +55.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 18.35 ฿
(8.46 MXN)
18.20 ฿
(8.39 MXN)
     -0.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 70.89 ฿
(32.68 MXN)
113.67 ฿
(52.40 MXN)
     +60.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 272.16 ฿
(125.46 MXN)
141.93 ฿
(65.43 MXN)
     -47.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 39.85 ฿
(18.37 MXN)
142.67 ฿
(65.77 MXN)
     +258.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 191.82 ฿
(88.43 MXN)
231.96 ฿
(106.93 MXN)
     +20.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 40.71 ฿
(18.77 MXN)
37.55 ฿
(17.31 MXN)
     -7.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 18.52 ฿
(8.54 MXN)
21.89 ฿
(10.09 MXN)
     +18.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 24.30 ฿
(11.20 MXN)
24.60 ฿
(11.34 MXN)
     +1.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 23.25 ฿
(10.72 MXN)
38.75 ฿
(17.86 MXN)
     +66.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 22.11 ฿
(10.19 MXN)
38.05 ฿
(17.54 MXN)
     +72.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 18.47 ฿
(8.51 MXN)
35.34 ฿
(16.29 MXN)
     +91.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 28.57 ฿
(13.17 MXN)
48.45 ฿
(22.33 MXN)
     +69.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 18.25 ฿
(8.41 MXN)
37.31 ฿
(17.20 MXN)
     +104.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 525.00 ฿
(242.02 MXN)
347.07 ฿
(160.00 MXN)
     -33.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 62.77 ฿
(28.93 MXN)
60.38 ฿
(27.83 MXN)
     -3.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 116.11 ฿
(53.53 MXN)
113.52 ฿
(52.33 MXN)
     -2.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 140.00 ฿
(64.54 MXN)
164.86 ฿
(76.00 MXN)
     +17.8 %
Transportation
Chiang Mai Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ฿
(13.83 MXN)
21.69 ฿
(10.00 MXN)
     -27.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 800.00 ฿
(368.80 MXN)
1,301.52 ฿
(600.00 MXN)
     +62.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ฿
(18.44 MXN)
108.46 ฿
(50.00 MXN)
     +171.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 ฿
(33.39 MXN)
157.09 ฿
(72.42 MXN)
     +116.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿
(46.10 MXN)
488.07 ฿
(225.00 MXN)
     +388.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 155.56 ฿
(71.71 MXN)
197.06 ฿
(90.84 MXN)
     +26.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 725,000.00 ฿
(334,224.98 MXN)
780,911.11 ฿
(360,000.00 MXN)
     +7.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 802,500.00 ฿
(369,952.48 MXN)
867,679.01 ฿
(400,000.00 MXN)
     +8.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chiang Mai Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,932.38 ฿
(890.83 MXN)
3,045.28 ฿
(1,403.87 MXN)
     +57.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 457.92 ฿
(211.10 MXN)
903.74 ฿
(416.62 MXN)
     +97.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 673.29 ฿
(310.39 MXN)
1,038.83 ฿
(478.90 MXN)
     +54.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Chiang Mai Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,289.11 ฿
(594.28 MXN)
1,772.04 ฿
(816.91 MXN)
     +37.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 233.33 ฿
(107.57 MXN)
542.30 ฿
(250.00 MXN)
     +132.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 ฿
(92.20 MXN)
162.69 ฿
(75.00 MXN)
     -18.7 %
Childcare
Chiang Mai Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 15,833.33 ฿
(7,299.17 MXN)
11,207.52 ฿
(5,166.67 MXN)
     -29.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 390,500.00 ฿
(180,020.49 MXN)
117,136.67 ฿
(54,000.00 MXN)
     -70.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chiang Mai Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,800.00 ฿
(829.80 MXN)
2,146.52 ฿
(989.54 MXN)
     +19.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,058.33 ฿
(487.89 MXN)
1,327.40 ฿
(611.93 MXN)
     +25.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,000.00 ฿
(1,383.00 MXN)
2,535.00 ฿
(1,168.63 MXN)
     -15.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,200.00 ฿
(1,014.20 MXN)
2,751.92 ฿
(1,268.63 MXN)
     +25.1 %
Rent Per Month
Chiang Mai Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,100.00 ฿
(6,500.10 MXN)
33,863.58 ฿
(15,611.11 MXN)
     +140.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,323.53 ฿
(3,837.15 MXN)
22,516.27 ฿
(10,380.00 MXN)
     +170.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 25,750.00 ฿
(11,870.75 MXN)
74,114.25 ฿
(34,166.67 MXN)
     +187.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,000.00 ฿
(6,915.00 MXN)
35,912.27 ฿
(16,555.56 MXN)
     +139.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chiang Mai Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,851.54 ฿
(3,158.56 MXN)
9,587.23 ฿
(4,419.71 MXN)
     +39.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,714.79 ฿
(2,173.52 MXN)
6,241.63 ฿
(2,877.39 MXN)
     +32.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Chiang Mai Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 18,900.00 ฿
(8,712.90 MXN)
28,922.63 ฿
(13,333.33 MXN)
     +53.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.12 11.50      +124.4 %
Last update: April 2024May 2024
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