Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Bangkok

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 111,640 ฿
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 63,582 ฿
  • Cost of living in Bangkok is cheaper than in 46% of cities in Asia (6 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Bangkok is cheaper than in 61% of cities in the World (96 out of 157)
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List of prices in Bangkok
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 84 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 211 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 41 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 53 ฿
12 eggs, large 88 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 45 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 319 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 97 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 42 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 61 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 657 ฿
2 liters of coca-cola 43 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 44 ฿
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 66,463 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 29,095 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,492 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 22,221 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 10,289 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,167 ฿
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 534 ฿
40” flat screen tv 8,556 ฿
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,878 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 172 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 206 ฿
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,005 ฿
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,129 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,932 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,900 ฿
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,636,400 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 29 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,306 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 338 ฿
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 127 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 172 ฿
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,186 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 102 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 94 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 113 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 53 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 55 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 449 ฿
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 947 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 423 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,543 ฿
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,136 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 310 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 80 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 85 ฿
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 14,261 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.69 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,885 ฿
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 144 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 249 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

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Bangkok position in our World Ranking

the world
96th
out of 157
asia
6th
out of 13

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

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4th
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