Chiang Mai vs Dhaka - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Dhaka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$484
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$1167
🏠 One person rent
$249
$162
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$277
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$205
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$71.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$285
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Unhealthy
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
49
72
😀 Quality of life
60
56
🏙️ Population
127K
16.8M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 11% more expensive than in Dhaka. Cities ranked 7993rd and 8456th ($539 vs $484) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 2nd in Thailand and Bangladesh, respectively. Check Thailand vs Bangladesh comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 0.6 months in Dhaka. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Dhaka ranked 1st in Bangladesh, while ranked 5180th and 5644th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Dhaka

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Chiang Mai Dhaka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$2.15
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$13.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$5.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$6.13
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$2.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.29
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$122
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$113
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$328
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$188
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$26.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$40.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$20.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
9.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$1200
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$610
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$16.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$4.52
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.94
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$6.85
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$3.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$7.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$2.31
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$2.11
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.53
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.2
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$8.97
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$4.44
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$2.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$3.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$5.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$0.97
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.27
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$18.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$5.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$11.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$1.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$24.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$53.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$70.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$1810

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$533
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$498
255 km or 158 mi Hpa-an
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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

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Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.5 mi Narayanganj
$382
38 km or 24 mi Narsingdi
$297
77 km or 48 mi Brahmanbaria
$335
90 km or 56 mi Agartala
$324
113 km or 70 mi Barisal
$337
115 km or 71 mi Mymensingh
$343
132 km or 82 mi Khulna
$376
135 km or 84 mi Jessore
$314
164 km or 102 mi Bogra
$365
196 km or 122 mi Rajshahi
$303
196 km or 122 mi Krishnanagar
$348
199 km or 124 mi Sylhet
$333
207 km or 129 mi Shantipur
$335
213 km or 132 mi Chittagong
$414
221 km or 137 mi Naihati
$339
222 km or 138 mi Berhampore
$338
223 km or 139 mi Bhatpara
$346
224 km or 139 mi Hugli-Chuchura
$337
226 km or 141 mi Chandannagar
$335
228 km or 142 mi Rajarhat
$346
229 km or 142 mi Madhyamgram
$339
234 km or 145 mi Barrackpore
$335
234 km or 146 mi North Dumdum
$340
235 km or 146 mi Balurghat
$336
236 km or 147 mi Serampore
$336
236 km or 147 mi Aizawl
$328
236 km or 147 mi Panihati
$345
238 km or 148 mi Kamarhati
$343
238 km or 148 mi South Dumdum
$346
238 km or 148 mi Bidhannagar
$353
239 km or 149 mi Baranagar
$341
239 km or 149 mi Uttarpara
$336
241 km or 150 mi Bally
$343
247 km or 154 mi Howrah
$313
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$370
248 km or 154 mi Rajpur Sonarpur
$347
254 km or 158 mi Rangpur
$355
255 km or 159 mi Shillong
$303
259 km or 161 mi Barasat
$341
265 km or 165 mi Bardhaman
$343