Chiang Mai vs Lahore - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Lahore
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$360
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$825
🏠 One person rent
$249
$157
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$259
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$125
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$43
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$147
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Unhealthy
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
49
67
😀 Quality of life
60
48
🏙️ Population
127K
11.1M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 50% more expensive than in Lahore. Cities ranked 7993rd and 8899th ($539 vs $360) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 2nd in Thailand and Pakistan, respectively. Check Thailand vs Pakistan 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 Lahore. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Lahore ranked 4th in Pakistan, while ranked 5180th and 6307th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Lahore

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Chiang Mai Lahore
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$1.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$11.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$3.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$2.52
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$1.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.21
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$150
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$90
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$249
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$168
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$37.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$57.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$17.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
12.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$408
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$248
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$8.13
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$2.57
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.74
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$0.56
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$0.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$6.14
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$2.42
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$3.53
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.61
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$0.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$0.77
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$8.96
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.25
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$1.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$1.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$0.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$0.7
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$16.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$3.17
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$8.06
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$2.16
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$13.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$49.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$46.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$1071

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$533
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$498
255 km or 158 mi Hpa-an
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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
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$234
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$437
49 km or 30 mi Kamoke
$213
68 km or 43 mi Gujranwala
$223
85 km or 53 mi Hafizabad
$196
107 km or 67 mi Sialkot
$239
117 km or 72 mi Gujrat
$243
118 km or 73 mi Okara
$343
120 km or 74 mi Jalandhar
$411
120 km or 75 mi Sahiwal
$201
121 km or 75 mi Faisalabad
$254
130 km or 81 mi Chiniot
$226
140 km or 87 mi Mandi Bahauddin
$243
140 km or 87 mi Jammu
$352
147 km or 91 mi Pathankot
$336
160 km or 99 mi Ludhiana
$391
164 km or 102 mi Gojra
$286
169 km or 105 mi Sargodha
$404
185 km or 115 mi Mirpur
$256
195 km or 121 mi Jhang
$236
222 km or 138 mi Burewala
$226
244 km or 152 mi Patiala
$315
250 km or 155 mi Chandigarh
$429
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$319
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$304
269 km or 167 mi Khanewal
$266
273 km or 170 mi Shimla
$317
286 km or 178 mi Srinagar
$398
294 km or 183 mi Wah
$211
295 km or 183 mi Baramulla
$353
299 km or 186 mi Hisar
$300
317 km or 197 mi Multan
$244
351 km or 218 mi Bahawalpur
$248
352 km or 219 mi Bhiwani
$355
353 km or 219 mi Saharanpur
$318
354 km or 220 mi Kohat
$243
364 km or 226 mi Rohtak
$426
366 km or 227 mi Mardan
$244
377 km or 234 mi Dehradun
$402
381 km or 237 mi Peshawar
$238