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 116
2 Phuket 108
3 Chaiyaphum 108
4 Pattaya 97
5 Chiang Mai 84
6 Klaeng 75

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 kg of rice in Chiang Mai costs 35 ฿ (about 5 hours ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Chiang Mai costs 90 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Chiang Mai costs 280 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Chiang Mai costs 500 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • 1 ticket to the movies in Chiang Mai costs 320 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Chiang Mai costs 14 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Chiang Mai costs 20 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Daily rate for domestic cleaning help in Chiang Mai costs 38 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Chiang Mai costs 1,100 ฿ (1 day ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Chiang Mai costs 5,000 ฿ (1 day ago)