Cost of living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Chiang Mai

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 68,486 ฿
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 31,326 ฿
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 147 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 208 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 59 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 46 ฿
12 eggs, large 60 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 38 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 335 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 76 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 44 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 53 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 624 ฿
2 liters of coca-cola 34 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 35 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 24,052 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 14,856 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,208 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 9,785 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 7,057 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,271 ฿
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 498 ฿
40” flat screen tv 13,522 ฿
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,828 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 193 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 192 ฿
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,908 ฿
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,115 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,740 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,842 ฿
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 727,810 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 31 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,057 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 237 ฿
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 67 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 120 ฿
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 471 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 86 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 83 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 114 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 35 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 67 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 269 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 431 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 273 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 829 ฿
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 988 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 189 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 54 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 95 ฿
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 18,400 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.48 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,374 ฿
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 99 ฿
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 236 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2020

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