Cost of living in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 115 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 178 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 63 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 43 ฿
12 eggs, large 42 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 32 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 246 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 86 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 41 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 36 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 550 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 30 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 40 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 11,024 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 6,500 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,070 ฿
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) 770 ฿
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) 1,491 ฿
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 801 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,964 ฿
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 30 ฿
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) 92 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 600 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 62 ฿
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 150 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 587 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 255 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
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 74 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 80 ฿
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.99 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 500 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 139 ฿
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 43 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2017.

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