Cost of Living Comparison Between Chiang Rai and Bangkok 

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Rent Prices in Bangkok are 140.9% higher than in Chiang Rai
Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 53.5% higher than in Chiang Rai
Groceries Prices in Bangkok are 27.2% higher than in Chiang Rai
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Restaurants
Chiang Rai Edit Bangkok Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 ฿ 100.00 ฿      +100.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 ฿ 950.10 ฿      +90.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 210.00 ฿ 200.00 ฿      -4.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 60.00 ฿ 75.00 ฿      +25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.00 ฿ 150.00 ฿      +25.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 53.75 ฿ 85.34 ฿      +58.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 17.50 ฿ 20.87 ฿      +19.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.50 ฿ 11.33 ฿      +7.9 %
Markets
Chiang Rai Edit Bangkok Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 214.09 ฿ 237.81 ฿      +11.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 40.39 ฿ 52.89 ฿      +30.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 14.36 ฿ 23.71 ฿      +65.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 55.33 ฿ 80.04 ฿      +44.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 272.16 ฿ 316.32 ฿      +16.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 39.85 ฿ 46.99 ฿      +17.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 170.10 ฿ 172.70 ฿      +1.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 35.53 ฿ 49.36 ฿      +38.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 14.36 ฿ 25.31 ฿      +76.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 18.90 ฿ 36.77 ฿      +94.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 10.58 ฿ 27.93 ฿      +163.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 20.41 ฿ 24.95 ฿      +22.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 13.61 ฿ 22.14 ฿      +62.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 28.57 ฿ 45.05 ฿      +57.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.67 ฿ 15.94 ฿      +16.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 450.00 ฿ 600.00 ฿      +33.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 62.77 ฿ 63.13 ฿      +0.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 116.11 ฿ 116.02 ฿      -0.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 120.00 ฿ 150.00 ฿      +25.0 %
Transportation
Chiang Rai Edit Bangkok Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ฿ 43.62 ฿      +74.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 ฿ 1,300.00 ฿      +30.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ฿ 35.00 ฿      -12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 ฿ 68.90 ฿      -4.9 %
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) 660,000.00 ฿ 1,850,000.00 ฿      +180.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 802,500.00 ฿ 922,078.95 ฿      +14.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chiang Rai Edit Bangkok Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,665.00 ฿ 3,302.57 ฿      +98.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 457.92 ฿ 472.14 ฿      +3.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 483.17 ฿ 543.10 ฿      +12.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Chiang Rai Edit Bangkok Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 975.00 ฿ 2,080.61 ฿      +113.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ? 396.92 ฿     
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 140.00 ฿ 250.00 ฿      +78.6 %
Childcare
Chiang Rai Edit Bangkok Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 15,833.33 ฿ 22,161.42 ฿      +40.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 250,000.00 ฿ 443,834.09 ฿      +77.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chiang Rai 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, ...) 800.00 ฿ 1,416.70 ฿      +77.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,600.00 ฿ 3,667.93 ฿      +41.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,200.00 ฿ 3,335.96 ฿      +51.6 %
Rent Per Month
Chiang Rai Edit Bangkok Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,333.33 ฿ 21,941.18 ฿      +199.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,125.00 ฿ 10,371.05 ฿      +151.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 24,000.00 ฿ 57,611.11 ฿      +140.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,333.33 ฿ 30,024.07 ฿      +109.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chiang Rai Edit Bangkok Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre ? 17,482.52 ฿     
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ? 8,160.49 ฿     
Salaries And Financing
Chiang Rai Edit Bangkok Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,166.67 ฿ 23,657.20 ฿      +111.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.12 5.93      +15.6 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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