Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 222 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 168 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 77 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 65 ฿
12 eggs, large 79 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 74 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 414 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 119 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 49 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 56 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 659 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 40 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 39 ฿
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 47,149 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 27,322 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,427 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 28,152 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 13,993 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,863 ฿
Internet 8MB (1 month) 686 ฿
40” flat screen TV 15,576 ฿
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,343 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 237 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 119 ฿
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,579 ฿
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,540 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,239 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,004 ฿
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 995,478 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 28 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,052 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 69 ฿
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 51 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 231 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 660 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 142 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 100 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 148 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 46 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 47 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 416 ฿
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 648 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 413 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,069 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,075 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 290 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 119 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 149 ฿
iPod nano 16GB 6,196 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.99 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,654 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 101 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,136 prices entered by 183 different people.
Latest price update: August 25, 2016.

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