Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Bangkok

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 95,943 ฿
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 52,199 ฿
  • Cost of living in Bangkok is cheaper than in 47% of cities in Asia (9 out of 19)
  • Cost of living in Bangkok is cheaper than in 65% of cities in the World (168 out of 257)

List of prices in Bangkok, Thailand. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 222 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 174 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 69 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 52 ฿
12 eggs, large 73 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 40 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 374 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 102 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 46 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 59 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 841 ฿
2 liters of coca-cola 40 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 37 ฿
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 45,716 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 28,963 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,358 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 25,722 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 13,087 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,244 ฿
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 469 ฿
40” flat screen tv 10,202 ฿
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,239 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 188 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 160 ฿
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,855 ฿
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,192 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,544 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,569 ฿
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,068,210 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 31 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,267 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 199 ฿
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 87 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 155 ฿
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,019 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 86 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 100 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 99 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 43 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 53 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 376 ฿
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 704 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 482 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,293 ฿
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,619 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 336 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 125 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 156 ฿
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 11,720 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.00 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,353 ฿
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 146 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 817 prices entered by 116 different people.
Latest price update: April 06, 2020

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Bangkok position in our World Ranking

the world
168th
out of 257
asia
9th
out of 19

Cheapest and most expensive products in Bangkok compared to other cities:

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3rd
the world
4th
asia
1st
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2nd
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