Cost of living in Thailand

Map of Cost of Living in Thailand


This map shows only the top cities in Thailand. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been stablished, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 package of Marlboro cigarretes in Pattaya costs 90 ฿ (3 days ago)
  • 1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) in Pattaya costs 76 ฿ (3 days ago)
  • Internet 8MB (1 month) in Pattaya costs 630 ฿ (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area in Nakhon Ratchasima costs 15,000 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • Monthly ticket public transport in Bangkok costs 800 ฿ (7 days ago)
  • Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area in Bangkok costs 35,000 ฿ (7 days ago)
  • Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area in Bangkok costs 15,000 ฿ (10 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) in Bangkok costs 162 ฿ (10 days ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Bangkok costs 35 ฿ (10 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Bangkok costs 50 ฿ (10 days ago)