Afghanistan vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

AfghanistanThailand
🚶 Cost of living One person
$354
$831
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$814
$2328
🏠 One person rent
$152
$368
🏘️ Family rent
$254
$854
🍽️ Food Expenses
$119
$270
🚐 Transport Expenses
$49.2
$104
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$694
💸 GDP per capita
$509
$7189
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.01
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
77.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
36
🏙️ Population
37.5M
65.9M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($354) is 57% less expensive than in Thailand ($831). Afghanistan ranked 197th vs 95th 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 0.6 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 191st and 51st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Thailand

AfghanistanThailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.09
$2.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.14
$24.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$6.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.44
$2.77
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
$2.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$0.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.3
$489
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$51.2
$259
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1275
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$128
$638
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$44.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
$69
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.5
$18.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.41%
5.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$721
$4306
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$312
$2054
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
$35.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.87
$9.19
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.54
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$1.57
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.09
$2.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$20.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$3.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$9.72
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$2.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.47
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$1.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$1.38
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.26
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$2.58
$21.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.7
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$4.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.88
$4.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$3.32
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.7
$52.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.87
$6.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$31
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
$8.74
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.2
$56
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$86.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$23.3
$336
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$885
$13956

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Thailand

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kabul
$354
4.27M
Kandahar
$358
614K
Herat
$347
556K
Mazar-i-Sharif
$359
469K
Kunduz
$353
357K
Lashkargah
$345
202K
Jalalabad
$357
263K
Sheberghan
$345
176K
Khost
$351
160K
Ghazni
$362
143K
Puli Khumri
$341
114K
Gardez
$363
70K

In Thailand

CityCost of livingPopulation
Bangkok
$943
5.7M
Nonthaburi
$666
256K
Hat Yai
$571
159K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$556
134K
Pak Kret
$576
185K
Surat Thani
$579
131K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$568
106K
Chaophraya Surasak
$621
133K
Klaeng
$588
130K
Chiang Mai
$688
133K
Ubon Ratchathani
$492
79K
Nakhon Pathom
$460
78.8K
Khon Kaen
$584
116K
Nakhon Sawan
$504
86.4K
Rangsit
$518
79.3K
Laem Chabang
$621
77.8K
Pattaya
$711
116K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$620
76.7K
Lat Luang
$620
73.9K
Tha Khlong
$622
72.8K
Nong Prue
$619
70.6K
Udon Thani
$538
130K
Ko Samui
$618
69K
Phuket
$723
77.6K
Phitsanulok
$916
70.9K
Hua Hin
$759
59.4K
Chiang Rai
$510
70.6K
Krabi
$710
30.5K
Ko Lanta
$620
33.4K
Ao Nang
$744
12.9K