Chiang Mai vs Gold Coast - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Gold Coast
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$1776
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$4282
🏠 One person rent
$249
$1000
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$1679
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$477
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$165
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$3864
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
49
48
😀 Quality of life
60
90
🏙️ Population
127K
638K

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 70% less expensive than in Gold Coast. Cities ranked 7993rd and 2046th ($539 vs $1776) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 14th in Thailand and Australia, respectively. Check Thailand vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 2.2 months in Gold Coast. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Gold Coast ranked 6th in Australia, while ranked 5180th and 104th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chiang Mai Gold Coast
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$13.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$62.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$8.81
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$5.59
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$3.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$2.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$1207
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$780
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$2335
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$1293
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$82.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$52.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
3.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$9231
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$6718
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$3.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$111
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$2.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$2.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$6.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$7.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$11.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$2.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$2.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$3.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.04
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$1.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.57
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$11.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$3.47
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$23.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$5.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$5.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$2.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$2.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$49
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$45.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$23.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$74.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$107
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$1465
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$18118

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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

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$1627
71 km or 44 mi Brisbane
$2056
73 km or 45 mi Byron Bay
$2199
77 km or 48 mi Ipswich
$1612
114 km or 71 mi Caboolture
$1630
138 km or 86 mi Caloundra
$1630
152 km or 94 mi Toowoomba
$1462
155 km or 97 mi Sunshine Coast
$1808
256 km or 159 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
308 km or 192 mi Hervey Bay
$1658
323 km or 201 mi Armidale
$1677
367 km or 228 mi Bundaberg
$1482
383 km or 238 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
511 km or 318 mi Gladstone
$1603
567 km or 353 mi Newcastle
$1798
591 km or 367 mi Rockhampton
$1390
660 km or 410 mi Dubbo
$1445
669 km or 416 mi Dee Why
$1970
675 km or 419 mi Kellyville
$1656
683 km or 424 mi Blacktown
$1581
683 km or 425 mi Sydney
$2294
684 km or 425 mi Parramatta
$1896
703 km or 437 mi Bathurst
$1558
715 km or 445 mi Orange
$1661
752 km or 468 mi Wollongong
$1554
827 km or 514 mi Goulburn
$1700
904 km or 562 mi Canberra
$1792
974 km or 605 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
988 km or 614 mi Griffith
$1629
1182 km or 734 mi Townsville
$1224
1196 km or 743 mi Shepparton
$1442
1271 km or 789 mi Mildura
$1622
1294 km or 804 mi Bendigo
$1610
1299 km or 807 mi Traralgon
$1626
1337 km or 830 mi Sunbury
$1625
1338 km or 831 mi Pakenham
$1631
1342 km or 834 mi Berwick
$1562
1344 km or 835 mi Melbourne
$1968
1344 km or 835 mi South Yarra
$1589
1344 km or 835 mi Dandenong
$1498