Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Bangkok

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 117,862 ฿
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 67,039 ฿
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Bangkok
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 122 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 205 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 101 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 52 ฿
12 eggs, large 86 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 72 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 348 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 78 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 55 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 58 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 681 ฿
2 liters of coca-cola 41 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 53 ฿
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 58,925 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 41,584 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 4,752 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 26,838 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 14,771 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,934 ฿
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 443 ฿
40” flat screen tv 8,319 ฿
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,361 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 184 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 292 ฿
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,997 ฿
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,283 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,485 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,395 ฿
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,042,320 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 37 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,406 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 459 ฿
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 71 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 191 ฿
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,169 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 147 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 102 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 155 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 65 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 66 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 433 ฿
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 945 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 451 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,780 ฿
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,283 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 361 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 123 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 131 ฿
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 25,369 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.57 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,893 ฿
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 144 ฿
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 160 prices entered by 37 different people.
Latest price update: May 19, 2024

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