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Cost of Living in Thailand

Cost of living in Thailand is 30.51% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Thailand is 57.23% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.78 R$ 5.83-12.96
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 84.25 R$ 58.33-129.62
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 23.33 R$ 19.44-32.40
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.07 R$ 6.48-12.96
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.96 R$ 9.07-19.44
Cappuccino (regular) 7.84 R$ 5.18-12.96
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 R$ 1.81-4.54
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.35 R$ 0.91-2.59
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.71 R$ 20.12-42.69
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.44 R$ 3.53-5.88
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.23 R$ 1.41-4.01
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.55 R$ 4.67-9.07
Local Cheese (1 lb) 34.04 R$ 20.58-58.79
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.79 R$ 3.53-8.01
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.21 R$ 11.76-29.40
Apples (1 lb) 4.91 R$ 2.94-7.06
Banana (1 lb) 1.95 R$ 0.88-3.53
Oranges (1 lb) 3.71 R$ 2.35-5.29
Tomato (1 lb) 2.38 R$ 1.47-3.53
Potato (1 lb) 2.46 R$ 1.94-3.53
Onion (1 lb) 1.88 R$ 1.18-2.94
Lettuce (1 head) 3.66 R$ 1.94-6.48
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 R$ 1.56-3.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 77.77 R$ 51.85-103.70
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.28 R$ 5.72-9.72
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.97 R$ 7.78-17.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.85 R$ 12.96-19.44
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.63 R$ 1.94-5.18
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 139.99 R$ 97.21-168.51
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.54 R$ 4.54-4.54
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.09 R$ 1.15-4.17
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.55 R$ 9.72-25.92
Gasoline (1 gallon) 14.81 R$ 13.25-17.17
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 155,543.98 R$ 90,733.99-256,647.57
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 106,094.36 R$ 90,733.99-129,619.98
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 310.72 R$ 162.02-518.48
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 R$ 0.13-0.39
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 93.00 R$ 64.81-129.62
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 218.02 R$ 129.62-388.86
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 42.01 R$ 19.44-64.81
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.92 R$ 19.44-35.65
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,050.78 R$ 540.08-2,160.33
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 44,199.14 R$ 18,665.28-77,771.99
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 237.65 R$ 129.62-382.38
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 128.48 R$ 64.81-233.32
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 379.41 R$ 259.24-518.48
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 324.06 R$ 194.43-518.48
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,774.93 R$ 907.34-3,240.50
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,090.06 R$ 583.29-1,944.30
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,839.51 R$ 2,333.16-10,110.36
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,634.15 R$ 1,296.20-4,536.70
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,346.72 R$ 602.10-2,348.19
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 672.64 R$ 361.26-1,083.78
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,563.90 R$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.73 0.52-1.04

Prices in Thailand

These data are based on 10100 entries in the past 18 months from 1081 different contributors.
Last update: August 2019
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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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 55.99 26.81 41.79 55.79 28.45 37.19
Pattaya 48.99 16.72 33.28 48.57 30.95 26.91
Phuket 48.16 14.70 31.88 49.30 28.25 54.20
Chiang Mai 45.29 12.49 29.32 50.39 21.70 36.29
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