Cost of Living in Thailand

Cost of living in Thailand is 31.32% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Thailand is, on average, 60.61% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.08 $ 1.33-5.33
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 23.33 $ 14.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.67 $ 5.00-8.33
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.33 $ 1.67-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.67 $ 2.33-6.67
Cappuccino (regular) 2.00 $ 1.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.66 $ 0.50-1.33
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.36 $ 0.23-0.67
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.72 $ 5.05-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.21 $ 0.91-3.02
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.30-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.71 $ 1.17-2.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.66 $ 4.54-18.14
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.16 $ 0.71-1.81
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.84 $ 2.27-10.49
Apples (1 lb) 1.29 $ 0.60-1.97
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.30-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.45-1.51
Tomato (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.30-1.21
Potato (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.33-1.06
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.30-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.03 $ 0.40-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.56 $ 0.40-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.33 $ 10.00-26.67
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.88 $ 1.33-2.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.96 $ 1.67-4.67
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.67 $ 3.33-5.33
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.83 $ 0.33-1.67
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 25.00-60.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.17 $ 1.17-1.67
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.88 $ 0.54-2.68
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.17 $ 3.33-6.67
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.66 $ 2.78-4.42
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,002.00 $ 25,001.25-63,336.50
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,969.14 $ 25,001.25-31,668.25
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 79.52 $ 50.00-141.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $ 0.03-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 22.73 $ 16.67-33.34
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.88 $ 26.67-100.01
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.01 $ 3.33-16.67
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.67 $ 5.00-10.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 335.93 $ 166.68-733.37
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,518.42 $ 6,667.00-26,668.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.18 $ 20.00-100.01
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.50 $ 13.33-63.34
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94.76 $ 60.00-133.34
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 85.04 $ 40.00-133.34
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 463.96 $ 266.68-833.38
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 276.11 $ 166.68-500.03
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,113.67 $ 666.70-2,333.45
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 633.62 $ 333.35-1,166.73
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 345.51 $ 154.84-625.57
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 176.15 $ 102.20-309.69
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 631.21 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.29 3.00-7.50

Prices in Thailand

This country had 3904 entries in the past 12 months by 400 different contributors.
Last update: January 2021
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 55.18 25.55 40.99 55.00 26.46 28.86
Pattaya 51.43 16.91 34.90 52.15 31.15 21.05
Phuket 50.71 17.28 34.70 50.59 31.21 31.01
Chiang Mai 46.30 13.62 30.65 51.98 22.77 34.03
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