Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Phuket 

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Consumer Prices in Phuket are 60.9% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Phuket are 69.2% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Phuket are 78.4% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Phuket are 75.3% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Phuket are 58.1% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Phuket is 72.3% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Phuket Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $
(1,073.09 ฿)
4.19 $
(150.00 ฿)
     -86.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 127.50 $
(4,560.65 ฿)
33.55 $
(1,200.00 ฿)
     -73.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(429.24 ฿)
6.99 $
(250.00 ฿)
     -41.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.50 $
(304.04 ฿)
2.73 $
(97.50 ฿)
     -67.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(357.70 ฿)
3.35 $
(120.00 ฿)
     -66.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.75 $
(205.57 ฿)
2.32 $
(82.92 ฿)
     -59.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.92 $
(104.52 ฿)
0.76 $
(27.31 ฿)
     -73.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $
(81.30 ฿)
0.39 $
(14.07 ฿)
     -82.7 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Phuket Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.61 $
(200.67 ฿)
5.78 $
(206.62 ฿)
     +3.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.33 $
(154.71 ฿)
1.36 $
(48.78 ฿)
     -68.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.25 $
(116.21 ฿)
0.62 $
(22.03 ฿)
     -81.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.68 $
(203.11 ฿)
2.06 $
(73.55 ฿)
     -63.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.65 $
(273.81 ฿)
8.80 $
(314.64 ฿)
     +14.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.22 $
(258.36 ฿)
1.26 $
(45.03 ฿)
     -82.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.04 $
(323.44 ฿)
4.34 $
(155.24 ฿)
     -52.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.13 $
(112.03 ฿)
1.37 $
(48.86 ฿)
     -56.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $
(32.70 ฿)
0.46 $
(16.44 ฿)
     -49.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.67 $
(95.52 ฿)
0.78 $
(27.74 ฿)
     -71.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.82 $
(100.70 ฿)
0.67 $
(24.11 ฿)
     -76.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 $
(66.12 ฿)
0.56 $
(20.01 ฿)
     -69.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 $
(62.29 ฿)
0.47 $
(16.71 ฿)
     -73.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.88 $
(102.90 ฿)
0.91 $
(32.50 ฿)
     -68.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $
(87.47 ฿)
0.46 $
(16.47 ฿)
     -81.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $
(715.40 ฿)
16.77 $
(600.00 ฿)
     -16.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $
(85.63 ฿)
1.59 $
(56.82 ฿)
     -33.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $
(136.92 ฿)
2.27 $
(81.38 ฿)
     -40.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $
(608.09 ฿)
3.97 $
(142.00 ฿)
     -76.6 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Phuket Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $
(103.73 ฿)
1.12 $
(40.00 ฿)
     -61.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $
(4,721.62 ฿)
10.85 $
(387.94 ฿)
     -91.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
(178.85 ฿)
2.80 $
(100.00 ฿)
     -44.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(116.25 ฿)
1.64 $
(58.74 ฿)
     -49.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(1,073.09 ฿)
12.58 $
(450.00 ฿)
     -58.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.92 $
(140.30 ฿)
4.56 $
(163.09 ฿)
     +16.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $
(1,001,555.27 ฿)
19,569.56 $
(700,000.00 ฿)
     -30.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,886.68 $
(925,962.15 ฿)
27,117.82 $
(970,000.00 ฿)
     +4.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Phuket Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.11 $
(5,941.59 ฿)
109.42 $
(3,913.84 ฿)
     -34.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 61.67 $
(2,205.81 ฿)
14.04 $
(502.33 ฿)
     -77.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.03 $
(2,469.17 ฿)
14.63 $
(523.17 ฿)
     -78.8 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Phuket Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114.37 $
(4,090.84 ฿)
58.55 $
(2,094.44 ฿)
     -48.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 65.83 $
(2,354.85 ฿)
11.18 $
(400.00 ฿)
     -83.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $
(715.40 ฿)
8.39 $
(300.00 ฿)
     -58.1 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Phuket Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,057.95 $
(109,382.31 ฿)
680.28 $
(24,333.33 ฿)
     -77.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 63,250.00 $
(2,262,441.81 ฿)
13,379.19 $
(478,571.43 ฿)
     -78.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Phuket Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.98 $
(2,467.51 ฿)
48.59 $
(1,738.00 ฿)
     -29.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.42 $
(1,624.70 ฿)
31.91 $
(1,141.43 ฿)
     -29.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.14 $
(3,474.60 ฿)
109.38 $
(3,912.50 ฿)
     +12.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 164.24 $
(5,874.77 ฿)
69.89 $
(2,500.00 ฿)
     -57.4 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Phuket Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,120.79 $
(147,399.99 ฿)
516.20 $
(18,464.29 ฿)
     -87.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,720.54 $
(97,313.20 ฿)
435.32 $
(15,571.43 ฿)
     -84.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,134.32 $
(290,963.19 ฿)
1,740.93 $
(62,272.73 ฿)
     -78.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,213.60 $
(150,719.76 ฿)
1,444.42 $
(51,666.67 ฿)
     -65.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Phuket Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,570.81 $
(56,187.43 ฿)
292.19 $
(10,451.51 ฿)
     -81.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,164.67 $
(41,659.95 ฿)
194.79 $
(6,967.67 ฿)
     -83.3 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Phuket Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,357.90 $
(227,420.91 ฿)
543.16 $
(19,428.57 ฿)
     -91.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.65 3.82      -42.6 %
Last update: March 2024February 2024
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