Cost of living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 85 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 167 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 47 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 47 ฿
12 eggs, large 52 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 35 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 433 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 71 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 38 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 50 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 444 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 41 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 40 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 24,505 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 12,265 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,905 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 11,606 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,806 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 940 ฿
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 560 ฿
40” flat screen TV 14,162 ฿
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,409 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 152 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 127 ฿
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,496 ฿
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) 2,752 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,765 ฿
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 780,082 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 27 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,049 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 142 ฿
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 65 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 184 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 384 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 65 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 98 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 96 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 40 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 71 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 222 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 340 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 313 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 541 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 593 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 167 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 65 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 91 ฿
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 21,333 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.71 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,249 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 95 ฿
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 270 prices entered by 38 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2017.

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