Cost of Living Comparison Between Thailand and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 104.7% higher than in Thailand (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 143.3% higher than in Thailand
Rent Prices in United States are 269.8% higher than in Thailand
Restaurant Prices in United States are 274.8% higher than in Thailand
Groceries Prices in United States are 82.3% higher than in Thailand
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 247.0% higher than in Thailand
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Restaurants
Thailand Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿
(2.80 $)
715.29 ฿
(20.00 $)
     +615.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 ฿
(22.37 $)
2,682.34 ฿
(75.00 $)
     +235.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ฿
(5.59 $)
375.53 ฿
(10.50 $)
     +87.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 ฿
(1.96 $)
214.59 ฿
(6.00 $)
     +206.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.00 ฿
(3.36 $)
250.35 ฿
(7.00 $)
     +108.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 68.54 ฿
(1.92 $)
181.59 ฿
(5.08 $)
     +164.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 22.02 ฿
(0.62 $)
88.20 ฿
(2.47 $)
     +300.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.92 ฿
(0.33 $)
72.86 ฿
(2.04 $)
     +511.4 %
Markets
Thailand Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 213.12 ฿
(5.96 $)
143.50 ฿
(4.01 $)
     -32.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 42.39 ฿
(1.19 $)
115.50 ฿
(3.23 $)
     +172.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 19.21 ฿
(0.54 $)
73.60 ฿
(2.06 $)
     +283.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 71.45 ฿
(2.00 $)
133.25 ฿
(3.73 $)
     +86.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 281.54 ฿
(7.87 $)
208.54 ฿
(5.83 $)
     -25.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 41.33 ฿
(1.16 $)
196.96 ฿
(5.51 $)
     +376.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 164.52 ฿
(4.60 $)
258.67 ฿
(7.23 $)
     +57.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 42.04 ฿
(1.18 $)
86.23 ฿
(2.41 $)
     +105.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 18.77 ฿
(0.52 $)
27.25 ฿
(0.76 $)
     +45.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 30.68 ฿
(0.86 $)
72.88 ฿
(2.04 $)
     +137.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 21.91 ฿
(0.61 $)
79.59 ฿
(2.23 $)
     +263.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 22.18 ฿
(0.62 $)
48.90 ฿
(1.37 $)
     +120.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 17.77 ฿
(0.50 $)
49.18 ฿
(1.38 $)
     +176.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 38.82 ฿
(1.09 $)
77.10 ฿
(2.16 $)
     +98.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.42 ฿
(0.46 $)
77.73 ฿
(2.17 $)
     +373.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿
(16.78 $)
536.47 ฿
(15.00 $)
     -10.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 58.91 ฿
(1.65 $)
62.42 ฿
(1.75 $)
     +6.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 94.99 ฿
(2.66 $)
126.22 ฿
(3.53 $)
     +32.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 144.25 ฿
(4.03 $)
357.64 ฿
(10.00 $)
     +147.9 %
Transportation
Thailand Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ฿
(0.84 $)
89.41 ฿
(2.50 $)
     +198.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,016.00 ฿
(28.41 $)
2,575.04 ฿
(72.00 $)
     +153.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(0.98 $)
134.12 ฿
(3.75 $)
     +283.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 ฿
(1.80 $)
100.14 ฿
(2.80 $)
     +55.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 180.00 ฿
(5.03 $)
1,072.93 ฿
(30.00 $)
     +496.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 159.93 ฿
(4.47 $)
130.72 ฿
(3.66 $)
     -18.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 970,000.00 ฿
(27,121.87 $)
1,180,228.50 ฿
(33,000.00 $)
     +21.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 885,633.93 ฿
(24,762.93 $)
930,955.88 ฿
(26,030.17 $)
     +5.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Thailand Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,503.50 ฿
(70.00 $)
7,350.69 ฿
(205.53 $)
     +193.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 495.07 ฿
(13.84 $)
1,820.12 ฿
(50.89 $)
     +267.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 592.71 ฿
(16.57 $)
2,531.74 ฿
(70.79 $)
     +327.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Thailand Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,618.38 ฿
(45.25 $)
1,715.58 ฿
(47.97 $)
     +6.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 315.60 ฿
(8.82 $)
808.38 ฿
(22.60 $)
     +156.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 220.00 ฿
(6.15 $)
500.70 ฿
(14.00 $)
     +127.6 %
Childcare
Thailand Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 13,857.68 ฿
(387.47 $)
49,330.40 ฿
(1,379.31 $)
     +256.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 387,833.59 ฿
(10,844.09 $)
831,909.39 ฿
(23,260.76 $)
     +114.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Thailand Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,540.69 ฿
(43.08 $)
1,870.56 ฿
(52.30 $)
     +21.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,160.26 ฿
(32.44 $)
1,557.62 ฿
(43.55 $)
     +34.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,055.14 ฿
(85.42 $)
3,158.93 ฿
(88.33 $)
     +3.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,520.20 ฿
(70.47 $)
4,085.53 ฿
(114.23 $)
     +62.1 %
Rent Per Month
Thailand Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,093.82 ฿
(477.96 $)
63,413.35 ฿
(1,773.08 $)
     +271.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,534.72 ฿
(238.64 $)
51,926.57 ฿
(1,451.90 $)
     +508.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 34,736.64 ฿
(971.26 $)
106,025.48 ฿
(2,964.55 $)
     +205.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 22,910.19 ฿
(640.58 $)
85,949.24 ฿
(2,403.20 $)
     +275.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Thailand Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 12,238.40 ฿
(342.19 $)
11,418.19 ฿
(319.26 $)
     -6.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,659.21 ฿
(186.20 $)
9,155.64 ฿
(256.00 $)
     +37.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Thailand Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 19,222.82 ฿
(537.48 $)
162,280.84 ฿
(4,537.48 $)
     +744.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.36 6.56      +22.4 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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