Cost of living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Chiang Mai

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,092 (72,828 ฿)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $997 (34,705 ฿)
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Chiang Mai
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
THB USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 183 ฿ ($5.26)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 249 ฿ ($7)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 40 ฿ ($1.15)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 44 ฿ ($1.27)
12 eggs, large 66 ฿ ($1.90)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 42 ฿ ($1.20)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 314 ฿ ($9)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 93 ฿ ($2.68)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 54 ฿ ($1.54)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 56 ฿ ($1.62)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 636 ฿ ($18)
2 liters of coca-cola 44 ฿ ($1.27)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 40 ฿ ($1.14)
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Housing Update prices
THB USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 27,088 ฿ ($778)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 17,327 ฿ ($498)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,692 ฿ ($49)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 15,270 ฿ ($439)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 7,906 ฿ ($227)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 990 ฿ ($28)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 412 ฿ ($12)
40” flat screen tv 12,202 ฿ ($351)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,542 ฿ ($44)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 153 ฿ ($4.40)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 182 ฿ ($5.24)
Clothes Update prices
THB USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,932 ฿ ($55)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 858 ฿ ($25)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,797 ฿ ($80)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,323 ฿ ($67)
Transportation Update prices
THB USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 764,805 ฿ ($21,969)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 32 ฿ ($0.91)
Monthly ticket public transport 1,057 ฿ ($30)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 504 ฿ ($14)
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Personal Care Update prices
THB USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 38 ฿ ($1.10)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 147 ฿ ($4.22)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 633 ฿ ($18)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 110 ฿ ($3.17)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 78 ฿ ($2.23)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 112 ฿ ($3.21)
4 rolls of toilet paper 42 ฿ ($1.20)
Tube of toothpaste 65 ฿ ($1.86)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 162 ฿ ($4.67)
Entertainment Update prices
THB USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 539 ฿ ($15)
2 tickets to the movies 315 ฿ ($9)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 825 ฿ ($24)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,241 ฿ ($36)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 177 ฿ ($5.08)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 76 ฿ ($2.18)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 77 ฿ ($2.21)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 17,989 ฿ ($517)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.15 ฿ ($0.03)
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,257 ฿ ($36)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 123 ฿ ($3.54)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 83 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: December 02, 2022

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