Cost of living in Phuket, Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Phuket

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 83,656 ฿
Single person estimated monthly costs: 40,181 ฿
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List of prices in Phuket, Thailand. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 256 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 269 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 65 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 56 ฿
12 eggs, large 63 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 47 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 356 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 82 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 43 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 61 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 710 ฿
2 liters of Coca-Cola 40 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 39 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 34,483 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 16,954 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,983 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 21,296 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 10,969 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,632 ฿
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 514 ฿
40” flat screen TV 10,883 ฿
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,886 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 143 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 154 ฿
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,966 ฿
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,372 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,819 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,575 ฿
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 804,581 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 28 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,240 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 610 ฿
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 100 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 129 ฿
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 643 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 99 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 66 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 81 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 44 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 51 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 266 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 775 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 379 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,214 ฿
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,654 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 220 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 86 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 109 ฿
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 22,459 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.67 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,612 ฿
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 107 ฿
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 135 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2019

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