Cost of Living in Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Thailand:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿ 50.00-211.59
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 900.00 ฿ 500.00-2,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 205.00 ฿ 170.00-299.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 ฿ 50.00-120.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.00 ฿ 80.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 69.34 ฿ 36.36-150.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 22.27 ฿ 15.00-46.96
Water (12 oz small bottle) 12.06 ฿ 8.00-20.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 226.52 ฿ 162.77-370.97
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 42.42 ฿ 28.35-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 19.26 ฿ 11.34-36.29
Eggs (regular) (12) 71.33 ฿ 42.40-102.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 282.13 ฿ 136.08-907.19
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 41.32 ฿ 20.41-81.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 161.22 ฿ 90.72-294.84
Apples (1 lb) 43.15 ฿ 20.41-70.00
Banana (1 lb) 19.11 ฿ 11.34-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 29.64 ฿ 13.61-52.16
Tomato (1 lb) 23.82 ฿ 13.15-40.82
Potato (1 lb) 22.71 ฿ 14.97-31.75
Onion (1 lb) 18.56 ฿ 11.34-30.00
Lettuce (1 head) 38.49 ฿ 20.00-75.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.62 ฿ 11.00-25.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿ 350.00-900.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 57.85 ฿ 41.54-78.79
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 98.69 ฿ 50.00-170.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 145.00 ฿ 105.00-165.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ฿ 10.00-50.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,200.00 ฿ 600.00-3,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿ 35.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 ฿ 40.23-88.51
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 180.00 ฿ 120.00-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 156.60 ฿ 132.49-174.13
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 995,000.00 ฿ 700,000.00-2,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 906,549.32 ฿ 800,000.00-1,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,631.69 ฿ 1,500.00-5,100.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 471.15 ฿ 210.00-650.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 584.58 ฿ 400.00-899.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,649.92 ฿ 900.00-3,200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 327.65 ฿ 200.00-454.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 220.00 ฿ 150.00-320.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 14,103.15 ฿ 5,000.00-35,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 418,078.56 ฿ 250,000.00-750,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,570.08 ฿ 500.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,097.94 ฿ 500.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,114.51 ฿ 1,500.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,430.48 ฿ 1,200.00-4,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,382.82 ฿ 10,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,678.48 ฿ 5,000.00-15,687.50
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 37,104.93 ฿ 17,500.00-75,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 22,305.45 ฿ 10,000.00-50,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 12,621.66 ฿ 6,503.16-24,154.59
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,728.68 ฿ 3,716.09-9,290.23
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 19,593.16 ฿
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.55 3.00-8.00

Prices in Thailand

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Last update: July 2024
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Sources and References
Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
  

By City in Thailand

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Bangkok 39.2 15.9 28.8 46.4 23.7 41.1
Phuket 36.9 19.3 29.0 45.1 27.3 42.7
Pattaya 32.3 11.6 23.1 42.5 23.4 33.4
Chiang Mai 29.7 8.6 20.2 39.4 18.0 46.1
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