Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 149 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 154 ฿
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 66 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 46 ฿
12 eggs, large 74 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 64 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 274 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 95 ฿
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 73 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 48 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 637 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 40 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 49 ฿
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 40,921 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,732 ฿
Internet 8MB (1 month) 690 ฿
40” flat screen TV 17,803 ฿
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 3,793 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 194 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 69 ฿
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,321 ฿
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 935 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 3,022 ฿
1 pair of leather business shoes 3,296 ฿
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,218,580 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 33 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,049 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 128 ฿
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 68 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 115 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 104 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 95 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 51 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 73 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 350 ฿
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 566 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 350 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,740 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 1,515 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 272 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 103 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 119 ฿
iPod nano 16GB 9,348 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 8 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,322 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 92 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,849 prices entered by 578 different people.
Latest price update: April 26, 2015.

Bangkok position in our World Ranking

the world
125th
out of 193
asia
7th
out of 19

Cheapest and most expensive products in Bangkok compared to other cities:

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3rd
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