Cost of living in Thailand

Map of Cost of Living in Thailand


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 109
3 Chaiyaphum 106
4 Pattaya 90
5 Chiang Mai 83
6 Klaeng 73

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Recent Prices Added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Bangkok costs 100 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Bangkok costs 35 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Bangkok costs 60 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Pattaya costs 700 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Chiang Rai costs 128 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Chiang Rai costs 80 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Chiang Rai costs 80 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Chiang Rai costs 1,000 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Chiang Rai costs 320 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Chiang Rai costs 30 ฿ (4 days ago)