Cost of living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 153 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 344 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 45 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 50 ฿
12 eggs, large 46 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 33 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 402 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 72 ฿
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 424 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 43 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 40 ฿
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 25,900 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 11,274 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,366 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 12,114 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 7,031 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,187 ฿
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 595 ฿
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.) 124 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 106 ฿
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,783 ฿
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,258 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,501 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,208 ฿
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 874,136 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 27 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,071 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 248 ฿
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 70 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 189 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 405 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 67 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 99 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 99 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 39 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 67 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 187 ฿
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 350 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 329 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 553 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 821 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 175 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 62 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 89 ฿
iPod nano 16GB 5,605 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.65 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,194 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 88 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 288 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: March 29, 2017.

Chiang Mai position in our World Ranking

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14th
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