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 Phuket 110
3 Chaiyaphum 104
4 Pattaya 88
5 Chiang Mai 81
6 Klaeng 72

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Recent Prices Added

  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Phuket costs 3,000 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Phuket costs 80 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 1 liter in Phuket costs 60 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) in Phuket costs 7,500 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Phuket costs 10,000 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Internet 8mb, 1 month in Phuket costs 30 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Phuket costs 3,000 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Phuket costs 12,000 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Phuket costs 15,000 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Phuket costs 5,000 ฿ (1 day ago)