Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 192 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 177 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 69 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 58 ฿
12 eggs, large 81 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 55 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 323 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 137 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 56 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 61 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 830 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 38 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 44 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 50,312 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 28,733 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,916 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 27,636 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 13,775 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,836 ฿
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 624 ฿
40” flat screen TV 12,228 ฿
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,249 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 186 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 180 ฿
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,502 ฿
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,671 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,560 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,805 ฿
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,064,580 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 29 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,256 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 100 ฿
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 59 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 206 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,292 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 114 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 102 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 157 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 51 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 90 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 386 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 876 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 390 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,300 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,991 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 306 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 126 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 111 ฿
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 18,476 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.69 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,522 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 133 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,068 prices entered by 190 different people.
Latest price update: November 19, 2017.

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