Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 197 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 170 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 78 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 53 ฿
12 eggs, large 78 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 55 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 328 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 111 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 59 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 56 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 853 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 38 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 49 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 48,292 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 30,007 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,566 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 26,601 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 13,244 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,915 ฿
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 545 ฿
40” flat screen TV 12,314 ฿
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,411 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 200 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 268 ฿
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,636 ฿
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,796 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,376 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,254 ฿
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,815,930 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 29 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,117 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 146 ฿
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 62 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 184 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,107 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 108 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 105 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 151 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 54 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 87 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 365 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 965 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 432 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,133 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,358 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 316 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 127 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 109 ฿
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 15,201 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 12 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,593 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 125 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,137 prices entered by 174 different people.
Latest price update: April 22, 2018.

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