- Cost of Living
- Thailand
- Egypt
- Chiang Mai
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Chiang Mai, Thailand compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 76% | |||
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Food in Chiang Mai (Thailand) is 76% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 50 ฿ (E£ 26) | E£ 61 | - 57% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 150 ฿ (E£ 79) | E£ 48 | + 65% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 45 ฿ (E£ 23) | E£ 31 | - 24% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 50 ฿ (E£ 26) | E£ 12 | + 123% | |
12 eggs, large | 51 ฿ (E£ 27) | E£ 16 | + 67% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 33 ฿ (E£ 17) | E£ 4.82 | + 262% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 402 ฿ (E£ 212) | E£ 38 | + 450% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 72 ฿ (E£ 38) | E£ 12 | + 216% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 40 ฿ (E£ 21) | E£ 4.24 | + 393% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 49 ฿ (E£ 26) | E£ 15 | + 69% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 400 ฿ (E£ 211) | E£ 142 | + 48% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 43 ฿ (E£ 23) | E£ 9 | + 161% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 40 ฿ (E£ 21) | E£ 3.58 | + 483% | |
Housing | + 103% | |||
Housing in Chiang Mai (Thailand) is 103% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 28,231 ฿ (E£ 14,860) | E£ 4,450 | + 234% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 16,714 ฿ (E£ 8,798) | E£ 2,577 | + 241% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 2,366 ฿ (E£ 1,245) | E£ 218 | + 471% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 11,064 ฿ (E£ 5,824) | E£ 2,526 | + 131% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 6,614 ฿ (E£ 3,481) | E£ 1,649 | + 111% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,187 ฿ (E£ 625) | E£ 355 | + 76% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 593 ฿ (E£ 312) | E£ 443 | - 30% | |
40” flat screen TV | 14,073 ฿ (E£ 7,407) | E£ 5,512 | + 34% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,330 ฿ (E£ 1,226) | E£ 1,699 | - 28% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 124 ฿ (E£ 65) | E£ 64 | + 2% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 106 ฿ (E£ 56) | E£ 19 | + 196% | |
Clothes | + 15% | |||
Clothes in Chiang Mai (Thailand) is 15% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 1,750 ฿ (E£ 921) | E£ 645 | + 43% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 1,167 ฿ (E£ 614) | E£ 599 | + 3% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 3,011 ฿ (E£ 1,585) | E£ 1,046 | + 51% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,622 ฿ (E£ 854) | E£ 720 | + 19% | |
Transportation | + 61% | |||
Transportation in Chiang Mai (Thailand) is 61% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 650,000 ฿ (E£ 342,133) | E£ 507,909 | - 33% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 27 ฿ (E£ 14) | E£ 3.02 | + 378% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 1,000 ฿ (E£ 526) | E£ 109 | + 383% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 248 ฿ (E£ 131) | E£ 25 | + 418% | |
Personal Care | + 72% | |||
Personal Care in Chiang Mai (Thailand) is 72% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 70 ฿ (E£ 37) | E£ 24 | + 51% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 189 ฿ (E£ 100) | E£ 76 | + 31% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 405 ฿ (E£ 213) | E£ 112 | + 91% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 67 ฿ (E£ 35) | E£ 30 | + 18% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 99 ฿ (E£ 52) | E£ 30 | + 74% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 99 ฿ (E£ 52) | E£ 27 | + 94% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 39 ฿ (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | + 64% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 67 ฿ (E£ 35) | E£ 12 | + 206% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 187 ฿ (E£ 98) | E£ 39 | + 151% | |
Entertainment | + 54% | |||
Entertainment in Chiang Mai (Thailand) is 54% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 350 ฿ (E£ 184) | E£ 119 | + 55% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 300 ฿ (E£ 158) | E£ 73 | + 115% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 553 ฿ (E£ 291) | E£ 283 | + 3% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 500 ฿ (E£ 263) | E£ 233 | + 13% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 187 ฿ (E£ 98) | E£ 52 | + 88% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 57 ฿ (E£ 30) | E£ 24 | + 25% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 89 ฿ (E£ 47) | E£ 19 | + 140% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 5,605 ฿ (E£ 2,950) | E£ 2,268 | + 30% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.44 ฿ (E£ 0.76) | E£ 0.23 | + 226% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,036 ฿ (E£ 545) | E£ 394 | + 39% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 93 ฿ (E£ 49) | E£ 26 | + 87% | |
TOTAL | + 69% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 652 prices entered by 64 different people.
These prices were last updated on April 25, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Chiang Mai (Thailand) is 69% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 26,443
(50,238 ฿)
in Chiang Mai
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,625
in Alexandria.
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