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Cost of Living in Thailand

Cost of living in Thailand is 34.27% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Thailand is 55.60% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ฿ 45.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿ 400.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 195.37 ฿ 150.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 ฿ 50.00-100.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 100.00 ฿ 70.00-170.00
Cappuccino (regular) 58.53 ฿ 40.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 19.59 ฿ 14.00-39.07
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 10.11 ฿ 7.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 209.75 ฿ 158.99-340.69
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 35.50 ฿ 27.22-54.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 18.31 ฿ 11.34-32.56
Eggs (regular) (12) 50.29 ฿ 38.00-70.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 253.44 ฿ 133.81-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 42.63 ฿ 29.48-68.04
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 159.06 ฿ 68.04-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 42.01 ฿ 27.22-63.50
Banana (1 lb) 16.04 ฿ 6.80-27.22
Oranges (1 lb) 32.62 ฿ 22.68-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 19.06 ฿ 11.34-27.22
Potato (1 lb) 20.81 ฿ 15.88-34.02
Onion (1 lb) 14.87 ฿ 9.07-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 30.46 ฿ 19.00-55.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.23 ฿ 12.00-25.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 595.00 ฿ 400.00-799.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 55.81 ฿ 40.00-70.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 96.21 ฿ 60.00-150.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 125.00 ฿ 100.00-145.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ฿ 15.00-42.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,050.00 ฿ 600.00-1,300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿ 35.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 14.48 ฿ 8.05-45.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ฿ 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 112.82 ฿ 98.42-136.27
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 827,049.40 ฿ 660,000.00-1,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 815,193.05 ฿ 700,000.00-950,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,433.41 ฿ 1,200.00-4,184.62
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.64 ฿ 1.00-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 716.64 ฿ 500.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,876.95 ฿ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 319.19 ฿ 120.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 ฿ 150.00-250.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,891.62 ฿ 4,000.00-20,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 336,020.83 ฿ 170,000.00-600,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,796.07 ฿ 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,009.43 ฿ 500.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,097.25 ฿ 2,000.00-4,200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,691.49 ฿ 1,500.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 15,149.01 ฿ 7,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,446.22 ฿ 4,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 40,513.52 ฿ 17,000.00-70,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,370.78 ฿ 10,000.00-35,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,809.04 ฿ 5,574.14-18,580.45
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,662.43 ฿ 3,251.58-9,104.42
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 19,921.67 ฿
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.69 4.00-8.00

Prices in Thailand

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Last update: October 2018
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