Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 196 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 159 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 68 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 64 ฿
12 eggs, large 76 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 79 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 381 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 115 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 58 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 57 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 674 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 39 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 39 ฿
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 49,603 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 27,203 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,453 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 27,589 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 14,233 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,815 ฿
Internet 8MB (1 month) 696 ฿
40” flat screen TV 15,612 ฿
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,591 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 264 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 146 ฿
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,272 ฿
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,451 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,426 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,966 ฿
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,079,870 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 29 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,033 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 74 ฿
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 61 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 237 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 659 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 123 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 85 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 137 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 45 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 62 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 403 ฿
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 663 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 411 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,173 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,226 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 296 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 116 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 136 ฿
iPod nano 16GB 6,200 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.22 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,631 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 102 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,421 prices entered by 199 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2016.

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