Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 188 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 168 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 74 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 57 ฿
12 eggs, large 84 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 55 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 347 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 84 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 44 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 59 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 700 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 37 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 35 ฿
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 49,455 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 26,510 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,966 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 29,345 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 12,839 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,957 ฿
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 657 ฿
40” flat screen TV 14,532 ฿
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,557 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 134 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 123 ฿
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,138 ฿
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,241 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,425 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,149 ฿
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 983,702 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 30 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,265 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 78 ฿
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 61 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 121 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 616 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 126 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 93 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 179 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 47 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 61 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 516 ฿
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 673 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 429 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 982 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,479 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 284 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 119 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 126 ฿
iPod nano 16GB 5,294 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.41 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,532 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 116 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 976 prices entered by 193 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2017.

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