Cost of living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 82 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 172 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 45 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 47 ฿
12 eggs, large 49 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 34 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 402 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 87 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 40 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 50 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 513 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 44 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 38 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 24,980 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 14,541 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,962 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 11,635 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,805 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,124 ฿
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 615 ฿
40” flat screen TV 14,073 ฿
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,330 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 135 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 105 ฿
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,783 ฿
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,205 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,711 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,208 ฿
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 874,136 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 28 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,071 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 163 ฿
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 67 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 83 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 416 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 65 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 97 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 100 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 40 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 67 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 216 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 368 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 312 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 532 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 629 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 191 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 60 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 93 ฿
iPad Air 2, 64GB 21,333 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.71 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,320 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 93 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 186 prices entered by 36 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2017.

Chiang Mai position in our World Ranking

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285th
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16th
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