Australia vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

AustraliaThailand
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1944
$831
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4489
$2328
🏠 One person rent
$1109
$368
🏘️ Family rent
$1776
$854
🍽️ Food Expenses
$491
$270
🚐 Transport Expenses
$213
$104
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3736
$694
💸 GDP per capita
$51812
$7189
😃 Human freedom index
8.7
7.01
❤️ Life expectancy
82.9
77.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
77
36
🏙️ Population
24.5M
65.9M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1944) is 134% more expensive than in Thailand ($831). Australia ranked 11th 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 1.9 months in Australia compared to 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 9th and 51st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs Thailand

AustraliaThailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.5
$2.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.6
$24.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.12
$6.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.21
$2.77
☕ Cappuccino
$3.3
$2.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.41
$0.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1186
$489
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$896
$259
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2119
$1275
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1427
$638
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$104
$44.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$159
$69
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.9
$18.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
5.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6684
$4306
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4707
$2054
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.08
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.2
$35.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.6
$9.19
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.57
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$1.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$2.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.15
$20.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$3.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$9.72
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$2.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$1.47
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.66
$1.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$1.38
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$21.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$1.7
🚬 Cigarette pack
$24.9
$4.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.46
$4.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$3.32
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.53
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.77
$1.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.3
$52.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.5
$6.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.8
$31
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.4
$8.74
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.4
$56
👟 Brand Sneakers
$102
$86.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1498
$336
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12538
$13956

Cities Comparison in Australia vs Thailand

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

CityCost of livingPopulation
Sydney
$2352
4.84M
Melbourne
$1953
4.53M
Brisbane
$1968
2.36M
Perth
$1789
2.04M
Adelaide
$1624
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1848
638K
Canberra
$1929
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1743
297K
Wollongong
$1626
262K
Hobart
$1786
222K
Newcastle
$1701
153K
Geelong
$1679
191K
Darwin
$1735
137K
Rockhampton
$1261
78.6K
Townsville
$1281
179K
Toowoomba
$1312
136K
Cairns
$1570
147K
Ipswich
$1818
163K
Ballarat
$1704
98.5K
Launceston
$1358
106K
Bendigo
$1479
95.6K
Wagga Wagga
$1551
67.4K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1390
71.1K
Hervey Bay
$1702
54.7K
Kellyville
$2044
28K
Berwick
$1634
47.7K
South Yarra
$2332
25.1K
Kalgoorlie
$1606
30.8K
Pakenham
$1628
46.4K

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