Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 143 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 145 ฿
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 91 ฿
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 73 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 46 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 624 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 41 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 48 ฿
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 43,303 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,732 ฿
Internet 8MB (1 month) 690 ฿
40” flat screen TV 17,602 ฿
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 3,793 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 194 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 72 ฿
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,321 ฿
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 990 ฿
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 1,090 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 128 ฿
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 65 ฿
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 359 ฿
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 566 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 363 ฿
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 279 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 107 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 116 ฿
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 4,883 prices entered by 586 different people.
Latest price update: May 27, 2015.

Bangkok position in our World Ranking

the world
128th
out of 191
asia
9th
out of 20

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