Cost of living in Bangkok, Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Bangkok

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 110,193 ฿
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 64,024 ฿
  • Cost of living in Bangkok is more expensive than in 70% of cities in Asia (10 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Bangkok is cheaper than in 67% of cities in the World (182 out of 270)
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List of prices in Bangkok
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 111 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 208 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 52 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 54 ฿
12 eggs, large 95 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 47 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 323 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 95 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 43 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 65 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 690 ฿
2 liters of coca-cola 41 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 44 ฿
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 65,020 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 31,768 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,071 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 25,456 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 11,895 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,329 ฿
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 520 ฿
40” flat screen tv 8,273 ฿
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,739 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 164 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 227 ฿
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,059 ฿
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,264 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,928 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,503 ฿
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,232,040 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 38 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport 1,331 ฿
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 303 ฿
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 135 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 249 ฿
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,153 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 115 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 77 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 125 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 68 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 55 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 456 ฿
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,001 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 383 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,114 ฿
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,270 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 312 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 96 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 95 ฿
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 16,144 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.03 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,946 ฿
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 133 ฿
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 349 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: July 02, 2022

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Bangkok position in our World Ranking

the world
182nd
out of 270
asia
10th
out of 30

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

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5th
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5th
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1st
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1st
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