Cost of Living Comparison Between Chiang Mai and Bangkok 

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Cost of Living in Bangkok is 26.7% higher than in Chiang Mai (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Bangkok is 39.3% higher than in Chiang Mai
Rent Prices in Bangkok are 89.9% higher than in Chiang Mai
Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 36.7% higher than in Chiang Mai
Groceries Prices in Bangkok are 13.3% higher than in Chiang Mai
Local Purchasing Power in Bangkok is 10.1% lower than in Chiang Mai
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Restaurants
Chiang Mai Edit Bangkok Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ฿ 100.00 ฿      +66.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿ 954.37 ฿      +59.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 210.00 ฿ 200.00 ฿      -4.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ฿ 75.00 ฿      -6.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.00 ฿ 150.00 ฿      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 58.75 ฿ 85.39 ฿      +45.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.38 ฿ 20.87 ฿      +2.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.78 ฿ 11.33 ฿      -3.8 %
Markets
Chiang Mai Edit Bangkok Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 214.09 ฿ 237.88 ฿      +11.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 43.48 ฿ 52.92 ฿      +21.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 18.35 ฿ 23.71 ฿      +29.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 70.89 ฿ 80.04 ฿      +12.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 272.16 ฿ 316.49 ฿      +16.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 39.85 ฿ 46.99 ฿      +17.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 191.82 ฿ 172.76 ฿      -9.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 40.71 ฿ 49.36 ฿      +21.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 18.52 ฿ 25.35 ฿      +36.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 24.30 ฿ 36.79 ฿      +51.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 23.25 ฿ 27.94 ฿      +20.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 22.11 ฿ 24.95 ฿      +12.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 18.47 ฿ 22.14 ฿      +19.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 28.57 ฿ 45.07 ฿      +57.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 18.25 ฿ 15.94 ฿      -12.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 525.00 ฿ 600.00 ฿      +14.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 62.77 ฿ 63.15 ฿      +0.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 116.11 ฿ 116.12 ฿      +0.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 140.00 ฿ 150.00 ฿      +7.1 %
Transportation
Chiang Mai Edit Bangkok Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ฿ 43.83 ฿      +46.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 800.00 ฿ 1,300.00 ฿      +62.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ฿ 35.00 ฿      -12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 ฿ 69.32 ฿      -4.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿ 200.00 ฿      +100.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 155.56 ฿ 153.12 ฿      -1.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 725,000.00 ฿ 1,850,000.00 ฿      +155.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 802,500.00 ฿ 922,078.95 ฿      +14.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chiang Mai Edit Bangkok Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,932.38 ฿ 3,302.57 ฿      +70.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 457.92 ฿ 472.14 ฿      +3.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 673.29 ฿ 543.10 ฿      -19.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Chiang Mai Edit Bangkok Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,289.11 ฿ 2,080.61 ฿      +61.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 233.33 ฿ 396.92 ฿      +70.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 ฿ 250.00 ฿      +25.0 %
Childcare
Chiang Mai Edit Bangkok Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 15,833.33 ฿ 22,169.81 ฿      +40.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 390,500.00 ฿ 443,834.09 ฿      +13.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chiang Mai Edit Bangkok Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,800.00 ฿ 1,942.04 ฿      +7.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,058.33 ฿ 1,416.70 ฿      +33.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,000.00 ฿ 3,667.93 ฿      +22.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,200.00 ฿ 3,335.96 ฿      +51.6 %
Rent Per Month
Chiang Mai Edit Bangkok Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,100.00 ฿ 21,941.18 ฿      +55.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,323.53 ฿ 10,371.05 ฿      +24.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 25,750.00 ฿ 57,611.11 ฿      +123.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,000.00 ฿ 30,024.07 ฿      +100.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chiang Mai Edit Bangkok Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,851.54 ฿ 17,482.52 ฿      +155.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,714.79 ฿ 8,160.49 ฿      +73.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Chiang Mai Edit Bangkok Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 18,900.00 ฿ 23,665.16 ฿      +25.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.12 5.93      +15.6 %
Last update: April 2024May 2024
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