Cost of Living Comparison Between Chiang Mai and Phuket 

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Cost of Living in Phuket is 19.5% higher than in Chiang Mai (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Phuket is 38.9% higher than in Chiang Mai
Rent Prices in Phuket are 113.2% higher than in Chiang Mai
Restaurant Prices in Phuket are 63.5% higher than in Chiang Mai
Groceries Prices in Phuket are 10.1% higher than in Chiang Mai
Local Purchasing Power in Phuket is 23.7% lower than in Chiang Mai
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Restaurants
Chiang Mai Edit Phuket Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ฿ 150.00 ฿      +150.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿ 1,200.00 ฿      +100.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 229.50 ฿ 250.00 ฿      +8.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ฿ 95.00 ฿      +18.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 125.00 ฿ 120.00 ฿      -4.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 58.95 ฿ 84.58 ฿      +43.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 19.85 ฿ 26.76 ฿      +34.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.65 ฿ 13.81 ฿      +18.6 %
Markets
Chiang Mai Edit Phuket Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 210.80 ฿ 225.12 ฿      +6.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 42.74 ฿ 51.53 ฿      +20.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 18.94 ฿ 22.03 ฿      +16.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 69.00 ฿ 73.29 ฿      +6.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 272.16 ฿ 382.00 ฿      +40.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 39.67 ฿ 44.68 ฿      +12.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 167.60 ฿ 161.22 ฿      -3.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 44.26 ฿ 47.85 ฿      +8.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 17.14 ฿ 17.29 ฿      +0.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 24.30 ฿ 28.35 ฿      +16.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 32.08 ฿ 25.10 ฿      -21.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 22.68 ฿ 22.38 ฿      -1.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 18.47 ฿ 17.77 ฿      -3.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 28.57 ฿ 32.50 ฿      +13.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 18.07 ฿ 16.65 ฿      -7.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 575.00 ฿ 600.00 ฿      +4.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 60.56 ฿ 55.38 ฿      -8.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 124.38 ฿ 82.38 ฿      -33.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 145.00 ฿ 146.00 ฿      +0.7 %
Transportation
Chiang Mai Edit Phuket Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ฿ 40.00 ฿      +33.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 800.00 ฿ 393.38 ฿      -50.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ฿ 100.00 ฿      +150.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 ฿ 56.33 ฿      -22.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿ 450.00 ฿      +350.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 155.76 ฿ 157.45 ฿      +1.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 725,000.00 ฿ 700,000.00 ฿      -3.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 802,500.00 ฿ 970,000.00 ฿      +20.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chiang Mai Edit Phuket Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,023.70 ฿ 3,847.62 ฿      +90.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 455.75 ฿ 464.25 ฿      +1.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 649.75 ฿ 551.75 ฿      -15.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Chiang Mai Edit Phuket Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,325.25 ฿ 1,787.50 ฿      +34.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 233.33 ฿ 400.00 ฿      +71.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 ฿ 300.00 ฿      +50.0 %
Childcare
Chiang Mai Edit Phuket Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 15,833.33 ฿ 24,333.33 ฿      +53.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 430,000.00 ฿ 476,673.69 ฿      +10.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chiang Mai Edit Phuket Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,800.00 ฿ 1,931.67 ฿      +7.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,058.33 ฿ 972.50 ฿      -8.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,000.00 ฿ 3,600.00 ฿      +20.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,200.00 ฿ 2,833.33 ฿      +28.8 %
Rent Per Month
Chiang Mai Edit Phuket Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,100.00 ฿ 18,605.26 ฿      +32.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,250.00 ฿ 15,687.50 ฿      +90.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 28,000.00 ฿ 60,000.00 ฿      +114.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,333.33 ฿ 47,857.14 ฿      +193.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chiang Mai Edit Phuket Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,851.54 ฿ 11,148.27 ฿      +62.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,714.79 ฿ 8,128.95 ฿      +72.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Chiang Mai Edit Phuket Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 18,125.00 ฿ 19,207.51 ฿      +6.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.12 4.56      -11.0 %
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