Cost of Living in Phuket

Summary of cost of living in Phuket, Thailand:

Restaurants
Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 ฿ 55.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200.00 ฿ 800.00-2,400.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 ฿ 200.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 97.50 ฿ 55.00-187.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.00 ฿ 93.24-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 82.12 ฿ 45.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 26.65 ฿ 18.00-46.62
Water (12 oz small bottle) 14.12 ฿ 10.00-23.31
Markets
Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 226.68 ฿ 170.34-359.61
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 52.62 ฿ 36.29-181.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 22.03 ฿ 11.34-31.75
Eggs (regular) (12) 73.45 ฿ 54.00-96.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 382.00 ฿ 140.16-907.19
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 45.06 ฿ 27.22-77.11
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 161.90 ฿ 90.72-204.12
Apples (1 lb) 48.86 ฿ 27.22-58.97
Banana (1 lb) 16.44 ฿ 9.07-31.75
Oranges (1 lb) 29.86 ฿ 15.88-38.56
Tomato (1 lb) 24.11 ฿ 9.98-36.29
Potato (1 lb) 22.45 ฿ 16.78-27.22
Onion (1 lb) 16.71 ฿ 15.88-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 32.50 ฿ 20.00-80.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.59 ฿ 10.00-25.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿ 450.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 55.23 ฿ 40.00-70.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 82.38 ฿ 50.00-120.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 146.00 ฿ 100.00-150.00
Transportation
Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 40.00 ฿ 20.00-100.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 397.11 ฿ 0.00-794.21
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿ 100.00-100.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 58.74 ฿ 24.14-96.56
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 450.00 ฿ 174.73-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 156.93 ฿ 132.49-165.01
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 700,000.00 ฿ 700,000.00-900,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 970,000.00 ฿ 800,000.00-1,200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,793.04 ฿ 2,353.85-7,727.27
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 449.62 ฿ 200.00-534.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 518.53 ฿ 300.00-700.00
Sports And Leisure
Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,808.33 ฿ 1,000.00-4,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 416.67 ฿ 300.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 ฿ 250.00-350.00
Childcare
Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 22,523.81 ฿ 11,666.67-35,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 477,295.68 ฿ 324,000.00-800,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,738.00 ฿ 500.00-3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 972.50 ฿ 500.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,600.00 ฿ 2,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,500.00 ฿ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month
Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 18,600.70 ฿ 11,913.22-30,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 15,562.50 ฿ 8,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 62,272.73 ฿ 40,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 49,230.77 ฿ 25,000.00-80,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,148.27 ฿ 7,432.18-16,722.41
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,199.93 ฿ 5,574.14-8,361.20
Salaries And Financing
Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 18,002.69 ฿
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.37 2.50-7.50

Prices in Phuket

This city had 655 entries in the past 12 months by 86 different contributors.
Last update: May 2024
Sources and References
Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
Sign Up for Our Newsletter:
Your Email Address:
Nearby cities:
  
  
Leave a comment:

Your name: Sign In

Your email address (optional):

Your comment (no HTML):

4 Comments so far
Anonymous on Oct 31, 2023:
Wife and I are interested in moving to Phuket. We're both retired veterans with disability bringing in about $10K per month. We would like to live beach front. How feasible is this?
Fred hartman on Jul 04, 2023:
I’m interested in coming to Thailand and staying for several months at a time. I’d be interested in having a furnished apartment. I’m am a senior citizen and want to stay in a low crime area. Is the fishing good over there.
Sid on Apr 15, 2023:
Spoke with locals here and they say 15000 bhat to 20000 bhat per Month per person is the cost of living for lower income group people like can drivers, waiters etc...
Anonymous on Dec 18, 2022:
Been in Thailand for a while. Wife is local here in Phuket. Family of four, we own our own home so no mortgage and we own our vehicle so no car loan. We have a maid 1 time per week. We eat mostly local, 1 time per week western food. We spend 140,000 baht per month not including private school cost. Realistically if you want a middle/upper class lifestyle then you will spend around 5,500 USD “200,000 baht”. If you homeschool, only run AC at night time, ride a motorcycle or bicycle, only eat local and are thrifty when it comes to shopping then this numbeo estimate is accurate.

The “live in phuket for 1,000 usd” is true but its tough depending on your lifestyle. 1500usd per person is a good rule of thumb for most people.

Signed,
Expat with 10 years experience in Thailand and married to a Thai.