Cost of life in Bangkok

Cost of life in Bangkok in 2017

You have probably already heard that Thailand is a country where life is cheap. Basically it depends of the point of view; on the other hand the cost of life increase a lot in Thailand and mainly in Bangkok even if it’s still “cheap” compared to western countries. Indeed, with an income of 1500 euro (1600USD), one could lead a very comfortable life in Bangkok.

For you Siam-relocation has lead a study, which will give you an idea of your real purchasing power in the realm.

Restaurant

– Meals, Good restaurant: 50.00 ฿
– Meals 2 persons, mid-range: 600.00 ฿
– Mcdonald Menu: 230.00 ฿
– Local beers, 50 cl: 50.00 ฿
– Imported beers, 33cl: 100.00 ฿
– Cappuccino: 80 ฿
– Coca-cola, 33cl: 20 ฿
– Mineral water, 33cl: 10 ฿

In  the shop

– 1L of milk: 50 ฿ = 1.23 €
– Fresh bread: 500g 40 ฿ = 0.99 €
– 1kg of rice: 40 ฿ = 1.01 €
– 12 eggs: 55 ฿ = 1.41 €
– 1 kg local cheese: 600 ฿ = 15.51 €
– Chicken Steak, 1kg: 100 ฿ = 2.67 €
– Beefsteak, 1kg: 400 ฿ = 7.52 €
– 1kg of apples: 90 ฿ = 2.34 €
– 1kg of bananas: 40 ฿ = 1 €
– 1 kg of oranges: 70 ฿ = 1.71 €
– 1 kg tomato: 45 ฿ = 1.10 €
– 1 kg of potato: 45 ฿ = 1.16 €
– 1 kg of onion: 35 ฿ = 0.90 €
– 1 lettuce: 30 ฿ = 0.73 €
– 1.5 l of water: 10 ฿ = 0.42 €
– Bottle of wine (mid-range): 550.00 ฿
– Package Cigarettes (Marlboro): 125.00 ฿

Transport

– 1 ticket: 20.00 ฿
– Monthly Pass: 1,000.00 ฿
– Taxi leaving counter: 35.00 ฿
– Taxi 1km: 8.00 ฿
– Taxi 1 hour wait: 150.00 ฿
– 1L Species: 30.00 ฿
– Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW: 800,000.00 ฿

Monthly invoices

– Basic (electricity, water) apartment 85m3: 2,500.00 ฿
– 1 minute mobile prepaid offer: 1.00 ฿
– Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable / ADSL): 620.00 ฿

Sports And leisure

– Fitness Club, 1 month subscription: 1,600.00 ฿
– Tennis court rental, 1 hour: 220.00 ฿
– Place of cinema: 170.00 ฿

Clothing and footwear

– 1 jean levis 501: 2,000.00 ฿
– Summer dress Zara: 380.00 ฿
– 1 pair running Nike: 2,800.00 ฿
– 1 pair man city shoes: 2,220.00 ฿

Monthly rental

– One bedroom apartment, city center: 14,000.00 ฿
– 1 bedroom apartment, outside city center: 8,000.00 ฿
– 3 bedroom apartment, city center: 45,000.00 ฿
– 3 bedroom apartment, outside city center: 18,000.00 ฿

Purchase apartment

– Price per m2 city center: 88,000.00 ฿
– Price in m2 outside city center: 52,000.00 ฿

Salary and Finance

– Average net salary: 14,300.00 ฿
– Annual average interest rate: 6.30%

Updated January 2017
1 THB = 0,0268 EUR
1 EUR = 37,3 THB
1 THB = 0,028 USD
1 USD = 35,1 THB

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