Chiang Mai vs Kabul - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Kabul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$422
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$961
🏠 One person rent
$249
$164
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$248
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$155
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$68.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$171
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
49
31
😀 Quality of life
60
21
🏙️ Population
127K
4.27M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 28% more expensive than in Kabul. Cities ranked 7993rd and 8701st ($539 vs $422) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 1st in Thailand and Afghanistan, respectively. Check Thailand vs Afghanistan 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 Kabul. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Kabul ranked 1st in Afghanistan, while ranked 5180th and 8956th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Kabul

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Chiang Mai Kabul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$2.38
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$11.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$3.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$4.4
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$1.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.22
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$160
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$98.7
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$278
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$157
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$25.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$39.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$26.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
13.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$1047
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$396
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$20.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$5.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.69
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$0.68
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.29
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.14
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$3.45
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$3.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$5.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$0.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.89
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$1.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$2.85
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$2.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$0.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$14
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$2.27
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$21.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$2.43
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$17.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$31.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$25.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$1456

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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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Distance City Cost of living
105 km or 65 mi Gardez
$353
119 km or 74 mi Jalalabad
$361
129 km or 80 mi Ghazni
$346
150 km or 93 mi Khost
$346
163 km or 101 mi Puli Khumri
$349
223 km or 138 mi Peshawar
$238
235 km or 146 mi Kohat
$243
246 km or 153 mi Kunduz
$363
266 km or 166 mi Mardan
$244
293 km or 182 mi Mingora
$246
304 km or 189 mi Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
336 km or 209 mi Wah
$211
368 km or 229 mi Islamabad
$304
369 km or 229 mi Qurghonteppa
$500
374 km or 232 mi Rawalpindi
$319
389 km or 242 mi Sheberghan
$352
425 km or 264 mi Sargodha
$404
450 km or 280 mi Tursunzoda
$503
451 km or 280 mi Dushanbe
$467
451 km or 280 mi Mirpur
$256
456 km or 284 mi Mandi Bahauddin
$243
458 km or 285 mi Kandahar
$373
467 km or 290 mi Jhang
$236
474 km or 294 mi Chiniot
$226
476 km or 296 mi Baramulla
$353
499 km or 310 mi Gojra
$286
501 km or 312 mi Hafizabad
$196
503 km or 313 mi Faisalabad
$254
505 km or 314 mi Gujrat
$243
517 km or 321 mi Dera Ghazi Khan
$233
520 km or 323 mi Srinagar
$398
523 km or 325 mi Quetta
$271
526 km or 327 mi Multan
$244
534 km or 332 mi Sahiwal
$201
536 km or 333 mi Gujranwala
$223
538 km or 334 mi Khanewal
$266
546 km or 340 mi Sialkot
$239
549 km or 341 mi Sheikhupura
$234
550 km or 342 mi Kamoke
$213
553 km or 344 mi Lashkargah
$355