Chiang Mai vs Dili - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Dili
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$504
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$1210
🏠 One person rent
$249
$230
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$406
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$192
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$29.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$313
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
49
11
😀 Quality of life
60
31
🏙️ Population
127K
222K

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 7% more expensive than in Dili. Cities ranked 7993rd and 8290th ($539 vs $504) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 1st in Thailand and East Timor, respectively. Check Thailand vs East Timor 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 Dili. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Dili ranked 1st in East Timor, while ranked 5180th and 8363rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chiang Mai Dili
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$3.18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$18.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$4.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$1.63
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$1.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.62
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$218
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$143
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$439
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$284
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$36.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$55.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$35
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
12.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$928
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$551
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$17.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$6.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.47
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$5.67
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$4.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$6.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$6.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$2.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$3.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$2.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$1.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$22.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$3.86
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$19.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$4.07
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$29.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$94.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$2763

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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

Cities near Dili

Distance City Cost of living
48 km or 30 mi Ainaro
$494
62 km or 38 mi Maliana
$494
97 km or 60 mi Baucau
$493
282 km or 176 mi Kupang
$494
473 km or 294 mi Baubau
$488
607 km or 377 mi Kendari
$499
611 km or 380 mi Ambon
$551
719 km or 447 mi Darwin
$1610
754 km or 469 mi Bima
$485
779 km or 484 mi Makassar
$510
829 km or 515 mi Parepare
$485
857 km or 533 mi Palopo
$490
1040 km or 646 mi Mataram
$372
1049 km or 652 mi Gorontalo
$488
1058 km or 657 mi Ternate
$491
1061 km or 660 mi Palu
$500
1061 km or 660 mi Sorong
$493
1113 km or 692 mi Bitung
$491
1121 km or 696 mi Manado
$611
1134 km or 705 mi Ubud
$592
1139 km or 708 mi Denpasar
$562
1163 km or 722 mi Bali
$736
1265 km or 786 mi Balikpapan
$530
1273 km or 791 mi Manokwari
$485
1293 km or 804 mi Samarinda
$590
1317 km or 818 mi Bontang
$490
1324 km or 823 mi Banjarbaru
$491
1347 km or 837 mi Banjarmasin
$410
1363 km or 847 mi Probolinggo
$493
1398 km or 869 mi Pasuruan
$490
1421 km or 883 mi Surabaya
$539
1427 km or 887 mi Malang
$418
1438 km or 894 mi Batu
$490
1452 km or 902 mi Mojokerto
$471
1470 km or 913 mi Palangka Raya
$494
1478 km or 918 mi Blitar
$486
1495 km or 929 mi Kediri
$499
1550 km or 963 mi Madiun
$391
1586 km or 985 mi Tarakan
$491
1628 km or 1012 mi Surakarta
$430