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 113
2 Chaiyaphum 103
3 Pattaya 88
4 Chiang Mai 81
5 Klaeng 72

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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Bangkok costs 60,000 ฿ (2 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Suphan Buri costs 20 ฿ (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Pattaya costs 80 ฿ (8 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Pattaya costs 500 ฿ (8 days ago)
  • Internet 8mb, 1 month in Pattaya costs 700 ฿ (8 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Pattaya costs 800 ฿ (8 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Pattaya costs 30 ฿ (8 days ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Pattaya costs 80 ฿ (8 days ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Pattaya costs 50 ฿ (8 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Pattaya costs 250 ฿ (8 days ago)