Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Makati 

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Cost of Living in Makati is 7.1% lower than in Bangkok (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Makati is 4.0% higher than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Makati are 34.0% higher than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Makati are 21.7% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Makati are 16.5% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Makati is 18.3% higher than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Makati Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿
(160.25 ₱)
165.37 ฿
(265.00 ₱)
     +65.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 ฿
(1,602.48 ₱)
1,248.07 ฿
(2,000.00 ₱)
     +24.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ฿
(320.50 ₱)
156.01 ฿
(250.00 ₱)
     -22.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ฿
(128.20 ₱)
62.40 ฿
(100.00 ₱)
     -22.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 139.26 ฿
(223.15 ₱)
140.41 ฿
(225.00 ₱)
     +0.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 84.31 ฿
(135.11 ₱)
100.02 ฿
(160.27 ₱)
     +18.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.94 ฿
(33.55 ₱)
33.50 ฿
(53.68 ₱)
     +60.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.20 ฿
(17.95 ₱)
17.84 ฿
(28.58 ₱)
     +59.3 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Makati Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 250.42 ฿
(401.29 ₱)
280.51 ฿
(449.52 ₱)
     +12.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 52.01 ฿
(83.35 ₱)
42.23 ฿
(67.67 ₱)
     -18.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.26 ฿
(37.28 ₱)
16.46 ฿
(26.38 ₱)
     -29.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 77.51 ฿
(124.21 ₱)
70.69 ฿
(113.28 ₱)
     -8.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 321.44 ฿
(515.10 ₱)
91.99 ฿
(147.42 ₱)
     -71.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 44.67 ฿
(71.59 ₱)
58.73 ฿
(94.12 ₱)
     +31.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 171.28 ฿
(274.47 ₱)
90.15 ฿
(144.47 ₱)
     -47.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 49.77 ฿
(79.76 ₱)
72.65 ฿
(116.42 ₱)
     +46.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 25.24 ฿
(40.44 ₱)
29.55 ฿
(47.36 ₱)
     +17.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 36.11 ฿
(57.86 ₱)
38.83 ฿
(62.23 ₱)
     +7.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 28.04 ฿
(44.93 ₱)
31.61 ฿
(50.65 ₱)
     +12.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 24.78 ฿
(39.72 ₱)
49.16 ฿
(78.77 ₱)
     +98.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 21.76 ฿
(34.87 ₱)
52.84 ฿
(84.67 ₱)
     +142.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 43.30 ฿
(69.39 ₱)
42.64 ฿
(68.33 ₱)
     -1.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.89 ฿
(25.46 ₱)
31.83 ฿
(51.00 ₱)
     +100.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿
(961.49 ₱)
374.42 ฿
(600.00 ₱)
     -37.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 62.49 ฿
(100.13 ₱)
38.22 ฿
(61.25 ₱)
     -38.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 129.25 ฿
(207.13 ₱)
78.00 ฿
(125.00 ₱)
     -39.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ฿
(240.37 ₱)
93.61 ฿
(150.00 ₱)
     -37.6 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Makati Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 43.84 ฿
(70.26 ₱)
12.48 ฿
(20.00 ₱)
     -71.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,300.00 ฿
(2,083.22 ₱)
374.42 ฿
(600.00 ₱)
     -71.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(56.09 ₱)
28.08 ฿
(45.00 ₱)
     -19.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 68.89 ฿
(110.39 ₱)
13.56 ฿
(21.73 ₱)
     -80.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 ฿
(320.50 ₱)
124.81 ฿
(200.00 ₱)
     -37.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 154.15 ฿
(247.02 ₱)
155.82 ฿
(249.70 ₱)
     +1.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,000,000.00 ฿
(3,204,956.33 ₱)
1,497,680.32 ฿
(2,400,000.00 ₱)
     -25.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 917,088.24 ฿
(1,469,613.87 ₱)
707,237.93 ฿
(1,133,333.33 ₱)
     -22.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Makati Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,263.91 ฿
(5,230.35 ₱)
4,675.72 ฿
(7,492.74 ₱)
     +43.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 465.74 ฿
(746.34 ₱)
1,212.05 ฿
(1,942.29 ₱)
     +160.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 532.82 ฿
(853.84 ₱)
1,198.14 ฿
(1,920.00 ₱)
     +124.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Makati Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,993.41 ฿
(3,194.39 ₱)
1,903.30 ฿
(3,050.00 ₱)
     -4.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 400.06 ฿
(641.08 ₱)
312.02 ฿
(500.00 ₱)
     -22.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ฿
(400.62 ₱)
249.61 ฿
(400.00 ₱)
     -0.2 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Makati Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 24,051.64 ฿
(38,542.22 ₱)
8,875.14 ฿
(14,222.22 ₱)
     -63.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 448,379.55 ฿
(718,518.43 ₱)
332,817.85 ฿
(533,333.33 ₱)
     -25.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Makati Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,088.04 ฿
(3,346.04 ₱)
1,014.05 ฿
(1,625.00 ₱)
     -51.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,382.61 ฿
(2,215.60 ₱)
702.04 ฿
(1,125.00 ₱)
     -49.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,523.10 ฿
(5,645.70 ₱)
2,745.75 ฿
(4,400.00 ₱)
     -22.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,199.95 ฿
(5,127.86 ₱)
3,900.21 ฿
(6,250.00 ₱)
     +21.9 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Makati Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,818.18 ฿
(34,963.16 ₱)
21,444.06 ฿
(34,363.64 ₱)
     -1.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,481.58 ฿
(16,796.50 ₱)
11,589.19 ฿
(18,571.43 ₱)
     +10.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 58,810.34 ฿
(94,242.29 ₱)
80,678.61 ฿
(129,285.71 ₱)
     +37.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,468.52 ฿
(47,222.66 ₱)
47,820.72 ฿
(76,631.67 ₱)
     +62.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Makati Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,853.39 ฿
(28,609.67 ₱)
15,218.21 ฿
(24,386.85 ₱)
     -14.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,052.14 ฿
(12,903.37 ₱)
6,763.65 ฿
(10,838.60 ₱)
     -16.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Makati Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 23,801.73 ฿
(38,141.75 ₱)
29,289.01 ฿
(46,935.00 ₱)
     +23.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.08 6.67      +9.6 %
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