Cairo vs Chiang Mai - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Chiang Mai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$473
$539
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1229
$1490
🏠 One person rent
$172
$249
🏘️ Family rent
$332
$544
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.4
$25.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$252
$442
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
81
49
😀 Quality of life
61
60
🏙️ Population
9.29M
127K

The cost of living in Cairo is 12% less expensive than in Chiang Mai. Cities ranked 8507th and 7993rd ($473 vs $539) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 12th in Egypt and Thailand, respectively. Check Egypt vs Thailand comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cairo compared to 0.8 months in Chiang Mai. Cairo ranked 2nd best city to live in Egypt vs Chiang Mai ranked 2nd in Thailand, while ranked 4905th and 5180th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Chiang Mai

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Cairo Chiang Mai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.93
$1.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.6
$13.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.92
$5.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.69
 Cappuccino
$2.08
$1.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$192
$269
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
$176
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$463
$681
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$241
$418
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.3
$35.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.1
$55.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.5
$18.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.74%
4.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$696
$1519
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
$846
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.9
$27.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.92
$5.74
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$1.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$1.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.59
$15.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$1.79
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.23
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
$1.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$1.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
$1.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.84
$1.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.04
$13.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.56
$3.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.82
$1.22
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$3.09
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.31
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.2
$31.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.87
$4.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
$17.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.62
$3.61
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.1
$55.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.7
$64.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$159
$362
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3642
$8203

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Distance City Cost of living
5.9 km or 3.6 mi Giza
$413
8.1 km or 5 mi Shubra El Kheima
$380
26 km or 16 mi Helwan
$374
46 km or 28 mi Benha
$340
60 km or 37 mi Shibin El Kom
$354
62 km or 39 mi Zagazig
$367
84 km or 52 mi Tanta
$341
93 km or 58 mi Faiyum
$366
101 km or 63 mi El Mahalla El Kubra
$349
111 km or 69 mi Beni Suef
$263
111 km or 69 mi Mansoura
$377
115 km or 71 mi Ismailia
$324
125 km or 78 mi Suez
$316
133 km or 83 mi Damanhur
$348
161 km or 100 mi Kafr El Dawwar
$365
161 km or 100 mi Damietta
$371
166 km or 103 mi Port Said
$471
179 km or 111 mi Alexandria
$408
224 km or 139 mi Minya
$364
319 km or 198 mi Asyut
$395
347 km or 216 mi Gaza
$671
351 km or 218 mi Ofakim
$1642
354 km or 220 mi Netivot
$1650
360 km or 223 mi Sderot
$1648
361 km or 224 mi Dahab
$468
362 km or 225 mi Eilat
$1616
365 km or 226 mi Ashkelon
$1599
366 km or 227 mi Beersheba
$1541
367 km or 228 mi Rahat
$1653
368 km or 229 mi Aqaba
$926
379 km or 235 mi Ashdod
$1655
379 km or 235 mi Kiryat Gat
$1611
380 km or 236 mi Dimona
$1641
381 km or 236 mi El Gouna
$360
383 km or 238 mi Kiryat Malakhi
$1652
384 km or 239 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$457
390 km or 242 mi Yavne
$1646
391 km or 243 mi Sohag
$344
396 km or 246 mi Dura
$800
397 km or 246 mi Rehovot
$1739

Cities near Chiang Mai

Distance City Cost of living
86 km or 53 mi Pai
$533
153 km or 95 mi Chiang Rai
$498
255 km or 158 mi Hpa-an
$757
258 km or 160 mi Phitsanulok
$420
294 km or 183 mi Mawlamyine
$747
306 km or 190 mi Taunggyi
$755
308 km or 191 mi Bago
$744
317 km or 197 mi Naypyidaw
$790
353 km or 219 mi Luang Prabang
$801
363 km or 226 mi Nakhon Sawan
$479
365 km or 227 mi Vang Vieng
$833
373 km or 232 mi Yangon
$869
392 km or 244 mi Vientiane
$905
404 km or 251 mi Jinghong
$658
426 km or 265 mi Udon Thani
$468
466 km or 289 mi Mandalay
$790
485 km or 301 mi Khon Kaen
$577
489 km or 304 mi Pu'er
$712
503 km or 313 mi Pathein
$787
537 km or 334 mi Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
545 km or 339 mi Monywa
$755
551 km or 342 mi Tha Khlong
$536
561 km or 349 mi Rangsit
$485
564 km or 351 mi Nakhon Pathom
$401
566 km or 352 mi Pak Kret
$532
571 km or 355 mi Nonthaburi
$582
578 km or 359 mi Lincang
$708
584 km or 363 mi Bangkok
$848
597 km or 371 mi Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
597 km or 371 mi Lat Luang
$535
634 km or 394 mi Thakhek
$846
641 km or 398 mi Sa Pa
$504
656 km or 407 mi Sittwe
$737
666 km or 414 mi Chaophraya Surasak
$537
667 km or 415 mi Laem Chabang
$534
681 km or 423 mi Pattaya
$584
685 km or 426 mi Nong Prue
$535
699 km or 435 mi Hua Hin
$625
704 km or 438 mi Baoshan
$711
707 km or 439 mi Vinh
$514