Australia vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$742
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$2274
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$882
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$567
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$7187
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
6.89
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
35
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
98
77
😀 Quality of life
92
64
🏙️ Population
24.5M
65.9M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 162% more expensive than in Thailand ($742). Australia ranked 10th 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 2.2 months in Australia compared to 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 2nd and 46th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Thailand

We calculate prices for Australia and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 64 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.

Australia Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$2.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$24.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$5.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$2.24
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$1.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$217
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$1352
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$659
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$44.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$68.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$15.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
5.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$4115
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$2059
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$31.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$8.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$15.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$2.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$3.69
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$3.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$47.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$5.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$8.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$48.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$441
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$13427

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs Thailand

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

City Cost of living Population
Sydney
$2294
4.84M
Melbourne
$1968
4.53M
Brisbane
$2056
2.36M
Perth
$1873
2.14M
Adelaide
$1654
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1776
638K
Canberra
$1792
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1808
353K
Newcastle
$1798
153K
Hobart
$1648
222K
Darwin
$1610
137K
Geelong
$1708
191K
Wollongong
$1554
262K
Townsville
$1224
179K
Launceston
$1477
106K
Toowoomba
$1462
136K
Cairns
$1400
147K
Ipswich
$1612
163K
Bendigo
$1610
95.6K
Blacktown
$1581
51K
Ballarat
$1740
98.5K
Rockhampton
$1390
78.6K
Orange
$1661
41.2K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1466
71.1K
Wagga Wagga
$1386
67.4K
Gladstone
$1603
45.1K
Tarneit
$1570
56.4K
Hervey Bay
$1658
54.7K
Pakenham
$1631
54.1K

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