Cost of living in Phuket, Thailand

Summary of cost of living in Phuket

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 87,943 ฿
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 43,525 ฿
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Phuket
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 166 ฿
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 209 ฿
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 79 ฿
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 52 ฿
12 eggs, large 62 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 53 ฿
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 84 ฿
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 46 ฿
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 56 ฿
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 908 ฿
2 liters of coca-cola 42 ฿
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 36 ฿
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 38,231 ฿
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 19,284 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,318 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 22,491 ฿
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 11,376 ฿
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,058 ฿
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 520 ฿
40” flat screen tv 10,426 ฿
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,351 ฿
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 162 ฿
Hourly rate for cleaning help 166 ฿
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,046 ฿
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,410 ฿
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,265 ฿
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,862 ฿
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 843,476 ฿
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 36 ฿
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 609 ฿
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 94 ฿
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 561 ฿
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 109 ฿
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 64 ฿
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 79 ฿
4 rolls of toilet paper 43 ฿
Tube of toothpaste 47 ฿
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 204 ฿
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 539 ฿
2 tickets to the movies 409 ฿
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,174 ฿
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 253 ฿
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 101 ฿
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 102 ฿
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 19,435 ฿
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.85 ฿
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,670 ฿
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 130 ฿
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 59 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2023

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