Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Bangkok

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 94,416 ฿
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 48,611 ฿
  • Cost of living in Bangkok is more expensive than in 69% of cities in Asia (6 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Bangkok is cheaper than in 65% of cities in the World (130 out of 200)

List of prices in Bangkok, Thailand. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 225 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 196 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 75 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 49 ฿
12 eggs, large 82 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 41 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 356 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 94 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 48 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 54 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 905 ฿
2 liters of coca-cola 39 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 40 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 40,351 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 26,419 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,566 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 23,042 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 12,625 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,125 ฿
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 533 ฿
40” flat screen tv 8,835 ฿
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,867 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 185 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 197 ฿
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,643 ฿
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,261 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,789 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,467 ฿
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,136,090 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 25 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,183 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 318 ฿
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 127 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 180 ฿
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,210 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 103 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 92 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 114 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 45 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 56 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 443 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 889 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 439 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,610 ฿
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,911 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 315 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 131 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 133 ฿
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 13,804 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.40 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,512 ฿
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 146 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 509 prices entered by 59 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2021

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Bangkok position in our World Ranking

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130th
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asia
6th
out of 16

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