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 established, 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.

Cost of Living Ranking in Thailand (for cities with available data)

Ranking City Price Index
1 Suphan Buri 140
2 Bangkok 116
3 Si Racha 114
4 Pattaya 103
5 Klaeng 75

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Recent Prices Added

  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Chiang Mai costs 100 ฿ (about 14 hours ago)
  • Dinner at an italian restaurant including wine and dessert, dinner for two in Chiang Mai costs 1,000 ฿ (about 14 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Chiang Mai costs 300 ฿ (about 14 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Chiang Mai costs 500 ฿ (about 14 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a chain store (zara, h&m, ...) in Chiang Mai costs 1,800 ฿ (about 14 hours ago)
  • Utilities (heating, electricity, gas ...), monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Chiang Mai costs 1,200 ฿ (about 14 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Chiang Mai costs 22,000 ฿ (about 14 hours ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Chiang Mai costs 1,000 ฿ (about 14 hours ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Chiang Mai costs 55 ฿ (about 14 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Chiang Mai costs 89 ฿ (about 14 hours ago)