Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai 

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Cost of Living in Chiang Mai is 20.7% lower than in Bangkok (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Chiang Mai is 27.0% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Chiang Mai are 44.1% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Chiang Mai are 24.9% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Chiang Mai are 11.3% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Chiang Mai is 7.5% higher than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿ 60.00 ฿      -40.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 958.33 ฿ 600.00 ฿      -37.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ฿ 229.50 ฿      +14.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ฿ 80.00 ฿      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 139.16 ฿ 125.00 ฿      -10.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 83.77 ฿ 58.95 ฿      -29.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.65 ฿ 19.85 ฿      -3.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.13 ฿ 11.65 ฿      +4.7 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 249.42 ฿ 210.80 ฿      -15.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 49.95 ฿ 42.74 ฿      -14.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.26 ฿ 18.94 ฿      -18.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 77.51 ฿ 69.00 ฿      -11.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 321.45 ฿ 272.16 ฿      -15.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 44.67 ฿ 39.67 ฿      -11.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 171.16 ฿ 167.60 ฿      -2.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 49.77 ฿ 44.26 ฿      -11.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 25.20 ฿ 17.14 ฿      -32.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 36.07 ฿ 24.30 ฿      -32.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 28.02 ฿ 32.08 ฿      +14.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 24.78 ฿ 22.68 ฿      -8.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 21.76 ฿ 18.47 ฿      -15.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 43.30 ฿ 28.57 ฿      -34.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.19 ฿ 18.07 ฿      +11.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿ 575.00 ฿      -4.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 62.41 ฿ 60.56 ฿      -3.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 121.44 ฿ 124.38 ฿      +2.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ฿ 145.00 ฿      -3.3 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 43.88 ฿ 30.00 ฿      -31.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,300.00 ฿ 800.00 ฿      -38.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿ 40.00 ฿      +14.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 68.40 ฿ 72.42 ฿      +5.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 ฿ 100.00 ฿      -50.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 154.07 ฿ 155.76 ฿      +1.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,000,000.00 ฿ 725,000.00 ฿      -63.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 917,088.24 ฿ 802,500.00 ฿      -12.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,320.82 ฿ 2,023.70 ฿      -39.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 465.74 ฿ 455.75 ฿      -2.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 528.67 ฿ 649.75 ฿      +22.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,993.63 ฿ 1,325.25 ฿      -33.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 400.06 ฿ 233.33 ฿      -41.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ฿ 200.00 ฿      -20.0 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 24,051.64 ฿ 15,833.33 ฿      -34.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 464,288.64 ฿ 430,000.00 ฿      -7.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,049.00 ฿ 1,800.00 ฿      -12.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,382.61 ฿ 1,058.33 ฿      -23.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,562.33 ฿ 3,000.00 ฿      -15.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,256.48 ฿ 2,200.00 ฿      -32.4 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,029.41 ฿ 14,100.00 ฿      -33.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,297.37 ฿ 8,250.00 ฿      -19.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 58,810.34 ฿ 28,000.00 ฿      -52.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,130.36 ฿ 16,333.33 ฿      -43.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,853.39 ฿ 6,851.54 ฿      -61.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,052.14 ฿ 4,714.79 ฿      -41.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Chiang Mai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 23,118.40 ฿ 18,125.00 ฿      -21.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.08 5.12      -15.7 %
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