Chiang Mai vs Dushanbe - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Dushanbe
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$467
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$1168
🏠 One person rent
$249
$176
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$341
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$198
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$30.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$165
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Unhealthy
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
49
35
😀 Quality of life
60
39
🏙️ Population
127K
863K

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 15% more expensive than in Dushanbe. Cities ranked 7993rd and 8535th ($539 vs $467) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 10th in Thailand and Tajikistan, respectively. Check Thailand vs Tajikistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 0.4 months in Dushanbe. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Dushanbe ranked 1st in Tajikistan, while ranked 5180th and 7248th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Dushanbe

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Chiang Mai Dushanbe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$4.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$11.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$4.89
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$1.08
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$1.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$230
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$117
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$638
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$207
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$22
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$33.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$14
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
15.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$744
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$310
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$8.82
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$3.15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$0.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.53
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.44
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$5.64
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$3.61
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$6.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.29
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$0.86
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$7.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.38
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$1.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$4.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$2.55
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$1.05
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$42.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$4.68
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$40
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$1.98
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$35.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$39.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$36.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$1168

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$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

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Distance City Cost of living
49 km or 30 mi Tursunzoda
$503
82 km or 51 mi Qurghonteppa
$500
145 km or 90 mi Panjakent
$499
150 km or 93 mi Istaravshan
$499
190 km or 118 mi Jizzakh
$301
198 km or 123 mi Samarkand
$608
200 km or 124 mi Ghafurov
$502
201 km or 125 mi Buston
$498
203 km or 126 mi Khujand
$584
205 km or 127 mi Kunduz
$363
234 km or 145 mi Istiklol
$503
236 km or 147 mi Konibodom
$502
255 km or 158 mi Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
261 km or 162 mi Qarshi
$410
292 km or 181 mi Puli Khumri
$349
306 km or 190 mi Tashkent
$625
327 km or 203 mi Fergana
$346
328 km or 204 mi Margilan
$406
329 km or 204 mi Chirchiq
$404
341 km or 212 mi Sheberghan
$352
365 km or 227 mi Namangan
$414
386 km or 240 mi Andijan
$571
399 km or 248 mi Bukhara
$374
406 km or 252 mi Osh
$399
420 km or 261 mi Shymkent
$446
445 km or 276 mi Jalal-Abad
$396
451 km or 280 mi Kabul
$422
456 km or 283 mi Turkmenabat
$1199
484 km or 301 mi Jalalabad
$361
511 km or 318 mi Toktogul
$396
526 km or 327 mi Taraz
$432
526 km or 327 mi Talas
$413
528 km or 328 mi Turkistan
$423
529 km or 329 mi Mingora
$246
550 km or 342 mi Kentau
$442
555 km or 345 mi Gardez
$353
560 km or 348 mi Ghazni
$346
564 km or 350 mi Peshawar
$238
566 km or 352 mi Mardan
$244
591 km or 367 mi Khost
$346