Cost of living in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Chiang Rai

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 58,791 ฿
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 21,573 ฿
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Current as of Aug 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 113 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 160 ฿
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 46 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 562 ฿
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 5,283 ฿
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) 2,588 ฿
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 1,788 ฿
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 563 ฿
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.) 89 ฿
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 less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 02, 2019

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