Cost of living in Thailand

Map of Cost of Living in Thailand

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This map shows only the top cities in Thailand. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Cost of Living Ranking in Thailand (top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index
1 Bangkok 115
2 Phuket 114
3 Chaiyaphum 107
4 Pattaya 90
5 Chiang Mai 84
6 Klaeng 74

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Recent Prices Added

  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Bangkok costs 99 ฿ (2 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Bangkok costs 300 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Bangkok costs 2,500 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Bangkok costs 6.00 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • 200 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Bangkok costs 225 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Bangkok costs 150 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Bangkok costs 300 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Bangkok costs 1,600 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Bangkok costs 1,600 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Bangkok costs 360 ฿ (4 days ago)