Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 134 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 141 ฿
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 66 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 47 ฿
12 eggs, large 68 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 51 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 295 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 96 ฿
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 125 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 54 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 631 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 40 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 42 ฿
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 47,094 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,340 ฿
Internet 8MB (1 month) 670 ฿
40” flat screen TV 16,290 ฿
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 3,514 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 196 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 82 ฿
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,478 ฿
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,298 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 2,862 ฿
1 pair of leather business shoes 3,109 ฿
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 808,423 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 35 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 953 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 131 ฿
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 70 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 114 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 93 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 116 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 42 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 76 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 439 ฿
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 691 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 365 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,199 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 1,421 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 304 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 97 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 97 ฿
iPod nano 16GB 6,083 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.48 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,189 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 119 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,188 prices entered by 622 different people.
Latest price update: August 03, 2015.

Bangkok position in our World Ranking

the world
138th
out of 197
asia
8th
out of 17

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

asia
1st
asia
2nd
asia
3rd
asia
3rd
asia
3rd
asia
4th

Do you live in Bangkok? We need your help!

What is the price of

Utilities (heating, electricity, gas ...)

in Bangkok?

฿

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Dubai costs Dirham 5,500 (4 minutes ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Riga costs €2.50 (6 minutes ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 2.0 tdi 140 cv 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Astana costs 3,150,000 KZT (13 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Bangalore costs ₨15,248 (21 minutes ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 2.0 tdi 140 cv 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Dunedin costs NZ$45,000 (23 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 480 sqft furnished studio in normal area in London costs £1,110 (39 minutes ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in Bangkok?