Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Bangkok

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 95,577 ฿
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 52,784 ฿
  • Cost of living in Bangkok is more expensive than in 71% of cities in Asia (7 out of 21)
  • Cost of living in Bangkok is cheaper than in 62% of cities in the World (176 out of 282)

List of prices in Bangkok, Thailand. Current as of Jan 2020.

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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) 182 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 78 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 53 ฿
12 eggs, large 71 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 40 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 357 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 105 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 47 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 62 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 811 ฿
2 liters of coca-cola 39 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 33 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 48,269 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 27,621 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,669 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 26,022 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 13,322 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,431 ฿
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 539 ฿
40” flat screen tv 11,882 ฿
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,239 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 179 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 172 ฿
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,855 ฿
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,192 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,190 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,569 ฿
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,068,210 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 30 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,267 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 199 ฿
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 72 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 91 ฿
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 777 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 86 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 85 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 99 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 42 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 53 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 285 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 725 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 512 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,293 ฿
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,796 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 306 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 118 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 150 ฿
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 11,484 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.00 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,505 ฿
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 80 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,013 prices entered by 126 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

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Bangkok position in our World Ranking

the world
176th
out of 282
asia
7th
out of 21

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

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2nd
the world
4th
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4th
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5th
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1st
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