Chiang Mai vs Guangzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Guangzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$633
$863
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1752
$2577
🏠 One person rent
$300
$406
🏘️ Family rent
$649
$913
🍽️ Food expenses
$224
$263
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.1
$98.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$473
$1248
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
49
97
😀 Quality of life
61
76
🏙️ Population
127K
18.7M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 27% less expensive than in Guangzhou. Cities ranked 7397th and 6006th ($633 vs $863) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 7th and 16th in Thailand and China, respectively. Check Thailand vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Chiang Mai compared to 1.4 months in Guangzhou. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Guangzhou ranked 6th in China, while ranked 5097th and 696th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Guangzhou

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Chiang Mai Guangzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.51
$4.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$15.1
$29.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.96
$5.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$0.88
 Cappuccino
$1.65
$3.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.56
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$335
$504
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$222
$306
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$850
$1283
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$507
$718
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35
$40.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.8
$62.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.5
$19.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.18%
5.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1721
$13272
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1037
$5592
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.9
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.7
$29.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.1
$4.79
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
$1.27
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.89
$2.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.41
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.09
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.79
$1.88
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.7
$9.32
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
$4.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$12.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.47
$2.1
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.48
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.37
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.16
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.33
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$13.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.84
$0.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.23
$3.84
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.31
$4.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.36
$5.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.24
$1.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$2.64
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.8
$32.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.02
$8.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.9
$46.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$7.96
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$66.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.4
$71
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$477
$580
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9087
$25540

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Distance City Cost of living
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$589
153 km or 95 mi Chiang Rai
$545
255 km or 158 mi Hpa-an
$778
258 km or 160 mi Phitsanulok
$491
294 km or 183 mi Mawlamyine
$767
306 km or 190 mi Taunggyi
$776
308 km or 191 mi Bago
$771
317 km or 197 mi Naypyidaw
$814
353 km or 219 mi Luang Prabang
$765
363 km or 226 mi Nakhon Sawan
$522
365 km or 227 mi Vang Vieng
$796
373 km or 232 mi Yangon
$945
392 km or 244 mi Vientiane
$841
404 km or 251 mi Jinghong
$668
426 km or 265 mi Udon Thani
$515
466 km or 289 mi Mandalay
$792
485 km or 301 mi Khon Kaen
$627
489 km or 304 mi Pu'er
$711
503 km or 313 mi Pathein
$761
537 km or 334 mi Nakhon Ratchasima
$581
545 km or 339 mi Monywa
$804
551 km or 342 mi Tha Khlong
$597
561 km or 349 mi Rangsit
$526
564 km or 351 mi Nakhon Pathom
$449
566 km or 352 mi Pak Kret
$588
571 km or 355 mi Nonthaburi
$655
578 km or 359 mi Lincang
$708
584 km or 363 mi Bangkok
$1021
597 km or 371 mi Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$597
597 km or 371 mi Lat Luang
$597
634 km or 394 mi Thakhek
$834
641 km or 398 mi Sa Pa
$526
656 km or 407 mi Sittwe
$757
666 km or 414 mi Chaophraya Surasak
$599
667 km or 415 mi Laem Chabang
$595
681 km or 423 mi Pattaya
$669
685 km or 426 mi Nong Prue
$596
699 km or 435 mi Hua Hin
$638
704 km or 438 mi Baoshan
$709
707 km or 439 mi Vinh
$584

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Distance City Cost of living
19 km or 12 mi Foshan
$648
51 km or 32 mi Dongguan
$762
63 km or 39 mi Jiangmen
$702
65 km or 41 mi Qingyuan
$730
67 km or 42 mi Zhongshan
$612
83 km or 52 mi Zhaoqing
$724
100 km or 62 mi Zhuhai
$686
102 km or 63 mi Kaiping
$668
105 km or 65 mi Shenzhen
$1079
111 km or 69 mi Macau
$1610
118 km or 73 mi Huizhou
$757
127 km or 79 mi Yunfu
$716
131 km or 81 mi Kowloon
$2380
132 km or 82 mi Hong Kong
$2884
162 km or 100 mi Heyuan
$692
189 km or 117 mi Shaoguan
$701
194 km or 121 mi Yangjiang
$718
202 km or 126 mi Wuzhou
$721
205 km or 127 mi Lianzhou
$656
216 km or 134 mi Shanwei
$709
225 km or 140 mi Hezhou
$700
281 km or 175 mi Gaozhou
$689
291 km or 181 mi Maoming
$516
298 km or 185 mi Chenzhou
$775
298 km or 185 mi Puning
$702
319 km or 198 mi Meizhou
$732
321 km or 199 mi Jieyang
$760
323 km or 201 mi Yulin
$717
345 km or 214 mi Ganzhou
$788
349 km or 217 mi Chaozhou
$661
352 km or 219 mi Shantou
$1049
364 km or 226 mi Zhanjiang
$658
373 km or 232 mi Guigang
$697
384 km or 239 mi Guilin
$533
406 km or 252 mi Yongzhou
$749
414 km or 257 mi Liuzhou
$679
416 km or 259 mi Laibin
$705
424 km or 264 mi Hengyang
$673
440 km or 273 mi Longyan
$689
460 km or 286 mi Haikou
$597