Canada vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$742
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$2274
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$882
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$567
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$7187
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
6.89
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
35
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
99
77
😀 Quality of life
82
64
🏙️ Population
37M
65.9M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 147% more expensive than in Thailand ($742). Canada ranked 14th 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 1.8 months in Canada compared to 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 7th and 46th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs Thailand

We calculate prices for Canada and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 153 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.

Canada Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$2.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$24.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$5.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$2.24
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$1.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$217
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$1352
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$659
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$44.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$68.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$15.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
5.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$4115
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$2059
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$31.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$8.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$15.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$2.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$1.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$1.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$3.69
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$3.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$47.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$5.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$8.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$48.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$441
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$13427

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs Thailand

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Canada

City Cost of living Population
Toronto
$2286
2.73M
Calgary
$1881
1.24M
Montreal
$1727
1.76M
Edmonton
$1692
933K
Ottawa
$1867
934K
Brampton
$1957
594K
Vancouver
$2298
631K
Mississauga
$2225
722K
Quebec City
$1249
549K
Surrey
$1950
518K
Winnipeg
$1582
705K
Hamilton
$1926
537K
Halifax
$1926
403K
Laval
$1389
438K
London
$1712
384K
Longueuil
$1411
254K
Markham
$2466
329K
Vaughan
$2378
306K
Oshawa
$1649
159K
Saskatoon
$1513
246K
Burnaby
$2209
233K
Greater Sudbury
$1446
162K
Richmond
$1869
198K
Kitchener
$1693
233K
Richmond Hill
$2166
195K
Regina
$1502
215K
Burlington
$2146
183K
Gatineau
$1490
291K
Oakville
$2191
194K
Windsor
$1812
217K

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