Cost of living in Thailand compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 45% | |||
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Food in Thailand is 45% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 187 ฿ (E£ 96) | E£ 105 | - 8% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | 195 ฿ (E£ 100) | E£ 77 | + 31% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 65 ฿ (E£ 33) | E£ 44 | - 25% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 48 ฿ (E£ 25) | E£ 17 | + 48% | |
12 eggs, large | 77 ฿ (E£ 40) | E£ 20 | + 104% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 40 ฿ (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 195% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 348 ฿ (E£ 179) | E£ 44 | + 312% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 85 ฿ (E£ 44) | E£ 25 | + 75% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 44 ฿ (E£ 23) | E£ 8 | + 200% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 54 ฿ (E£ 28) | E£ 29 | - 5% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 782 ฿ (E£ 403) | E£ 177 | + 127% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | 37 ฿ (E£ 19) | E£ 15 | + 29% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 35 ฿ (E£ 18) | E£ 7 | + 158% | |
Housing | + 78% | |||
Housing in Thailand is 78% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | 37,827 ฿ (E£ 19,483) | E£ 9,635 | + 102% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | 19,444 ฿ (E£ 10,015) | E£ 4,581 | + 119% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 2,270 ฿ (E£ 1,169) | E£ 737 | + 59% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | 21,821 ฿ (E£ 11,239) | E£ 5,440 | + 107% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | 10,452 ฿ (E£ 5,383) | E£ 3,360 | + 60% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | 1,172 ฿ (E£ 604) | E£ 501 | + 21% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | 501 ฿ (E£ 258) | E£ 166 | + 55% | |
40” flat screen tv | 9,708 ฿ (E£ 5,000) | E£ 4,544 | + 10% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,000 ฿ (E£ 1,030) | E£ 2,125 | - 52% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 189 ฿ (E£ 97) | E£ 101 | - 4% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 169 ฿ (E£ 87) | E£ 35 | + 148% | |
Clothes | - 15% | |||
Clothes in Thailand is 15% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | 1,423 ฿ (E£ 733) | E£ 951 | - 23% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | 1,381 ฿ (E£ 711) | E£ 784 | - 9% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | 2,841 ฿ (E£ 1,463) | E£ 2,107 | - 31% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 2,508 ฿ (E£ 1,292) | E£ 1,289 | + 0% | |
Transportation | + 60% | |||
Transportation in Thailand is 60% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 1,118,010 ฿ (E£ 575,830) | E£ 395,100 | + 46% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 25 ฿ (E£ 13) | E£ 8 | + 65% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 1,165 ฿ (E£ 600) | E£ 309 | + 94% | |
Personal Care | + 37% | |||
Personal Care in Thailand is 37% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 158 ฿ (E£ 81) | E£ 46 | + 78% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 270 ฿ (E£ 139) | E£ 62 | + 125% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | 988 ฿ (E£ 509) | E£ 243 | + 110% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | 145 ฿ (E£ 75) | E£ 131 | - 43% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 91 ฿ (E£ 47) | E£ 44 | + 6% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 128 ฿ (E£ 66) | E£ 45 | + 48% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 60 ฿ (E£ 31) | E£ 24 | + 28% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 49 ฿ (E£ 25) | E£ 27 | - 7% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 242 ฿ (E£ 124) | E£ 69 | + 80% | |
Entertainment | + 25% | |||
Entertainment in Thailand is 25% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 651 ฿ (E£ 336) | E£ 328 | + 2% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 400 ฿ (E£ 206) | E£ 177 | + 16% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 3,336 ฿ (E£ 1,718) | E£ 1,178 | + 46% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,598 ฿ (E£ 823) | E£ 545 | + 51% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 296 ฿ (E£ 152) | E£ 75 | + 102% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 117 ฿ (E£ 60) | E£ 36 | + 66% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 103 ฿ (E£ 53) | E£ 68 | - 22% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | 14,499 ฿ (E£ 7,468) | E£ 9,759 | - 23% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 2.78 ฿ (E£ 1.43) | E£ 1.14 | + 26% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,921 ฿ (E£ 990) | E£ 435 | + 127% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | 118 ฿ (E£ 61) | E£ 42 | + 44% | |
TOTAL | + 46% |
These prices were last updated on November 14, 2020.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 2,453 prices entered by 242 different people.
Cost of living in Thailand is 46% more expensive than in Egypt
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