Cost of living in Chiang Rai, Thailand

List of prices in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 107 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 172 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 55 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 44 ฿
12 eggs, large 44 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 32 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 307 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 77 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 41 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 45 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 588 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 30 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 35 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 12,584 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 6,789 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,058 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 9,083 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,384 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 800 ฿
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 742 ฿
40” flat screen TV 14,980 ฿
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,993 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 128 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 99 ฿
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,095 ฿
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 812 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,823 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,996 ฿
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 29 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 2,500 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 45 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 103 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 600 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 53 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 248 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 30 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 79 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 138 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 632 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 245 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 600 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,065 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 178 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 70 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 80 ฿
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 14,900 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.99 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,215 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 124 ฿
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 24 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2019

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