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 114
2 Phuket 110
3 Chaiyaphum 106
4 Pattaya 89
5 Chiang Mai 84
6 Klaeng 73

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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Bangkok costs 599 ฿ (about 6 hours ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Ayutthaya costs 1,200 ฿ (about 17 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Ayutthaya costs 23 ฿ (about 17 hours ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Ayutthaya costs 2,000 ฿ (about 17 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Ayutthaya costs 2,500 ฿ (about 17 hours ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Ayutthaya costs 1,200 ฿ (about 17 hours ago)
  • Daily rate for domestic cleaning help in Ayutthaya costs 38 ฿ (about 17 hours ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Ayutthaya costs 12,000 ฿ (about 17 hours ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Ayutthaya costs 900 ฿ (about 17 hours ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Ayutthaya costs 800 ฿ (about 17 hours ago)