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 107
3 Chaiyaphum 106
4 Pattaya 94
5 Chiang Mai 87
6 Klaeng 74

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Chiang Mai costs 2,200 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Chiang Mai costs 250 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Chiang Mai costs 10,000 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Chiang Mai costs 20,000 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Chiang Mai costs 20,000 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Chiang Mai costs 40,000 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Taxi fare per distance, weekday at noon, per 1 km. in Koh Tao costs 100 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Koh Tao costs 1,000 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Phuket costs 800 ฿ (2 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Phuket costs 350 ฿ (2 days ago)