Afghanistan vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$742
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$2274
🏠 One person rent
$164
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$882
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$567
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$7187
😃 Human freedom index
4
6.89
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
35
🌐 English speaking %
6%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
25
77
😀 Quality of life
17
64
🏙️ Population
37.5M
65.9M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 46% less expensive than in Thailand ($742). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 112th for Thailand in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 188th and 46th best countries to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Afghanistan vs Thailand infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Afghanistan vs Thailand

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 35 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$2.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$24.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$5.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$2.24
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$1.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$217
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1352
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$659
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$44.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$68.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$15.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
5.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$4115
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$2059
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$31.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$8.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$15.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$2.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$3.69
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$3.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$47.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$5.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$8.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$48.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$441
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$13427

Hotels map

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Thailand

More countries to compare

Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Thailand

City Cost of living Population
Bangkok
$848
5.7M
Nonthaburi
$582
256K
Hat Yai
$548
159K
Pak Kret
$532
185K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
134K
Chaophraya Surasak
$537
133K
Surat Thani
$477
131K
Klaeng
$549
130K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$496
106K
Chiang Mai
$539
127K
Khon Kaen
$577
116K
Nakhon Sawan
$479
86.4K
Rangsit
$485
79.3K
Udon Thani
$468
130K
Pattaya
$584
116K
Laem Chabang
$534
77.8K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
76.7K
Ubon Ratchathani
$457
79K
Lat Luang
$535
73.9K
Tha Khlong
$536
72.8K
Phuket
$637
77.6K
Nong Prue
$535
70.6K
Ko Samui
$536
69K
Nakhon Pathom
$401
78.8K
Hua Hin
$625
59.4K
Phitsanulok
$420
70.9K
Krabi
$543
30.5K
Chiang Rai
$498
70.6K
Ko Lanta
$536
33.4K
Ao Nang
$661
12.9K