Chiang Mai vs Mashhad - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Mashhad
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$668
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$1710
🏠 One person rent
$249
$349
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$714
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$175
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$39.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$275
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
49
46
😀 Quality of life
60
55
🏙️ Population
127K
3M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 19% less expensive than in Mashhad. Cities ranked 7993rd and 6874th ($539 vs $668) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 23rd in Thailand and Iran, respectively. Check Thailand vs Iran 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 Mashhad. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Mashhad ranked 4th in Iran, while ranked 5180th and 5832nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Mashhad

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Chiang Mai Mashhad
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$2.54
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$35.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$4.02
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$0.65
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$1.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$1.02
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$461
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$270
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$956
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$588
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$21.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$33.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$18.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
18.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$1495
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$1266
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$9.98
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$3.38
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.55
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$0.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.15
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$2.32
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$2.45
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$6.97
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$0.74
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$0.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.37
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.16
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$0.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$0.48
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$1.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$5.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$1.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$2.39
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$20.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$4.78
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$31.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$4.64
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$60.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$175
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$198
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$892

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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

Cities near Mashhad

Distance City Cost of living
73 km or 45 mi Nishapur
$603
120 km or 75 mi Torbat-e Heydarieh
$658
132 km or 82 mi Quchan
$658
150 km or 93 mi Torbat-e Jam
$690
157 km or 98 mi Kashmar
$658
174 km or 108 mi Sabzevar
$601
202 km or 126 mi Anau
$1224
212 km or 132 mi Ashgabat
$1123
240 km or 149 mi Bojnord
$500
245 km or 152 mi Mary
$1182
304 km or 189 mi Baherden
$1223
317 km or 197 mi Herat
$383
384 km or 239 mi Birjand
$662
409 km or 254 mi Gonbad-e Kavus
$517
411 km or 255 mi Shahrud
$662
461 km or 287 mi Gorgan
$591
467 km or 290 mi Turkmenabat
$1199
551 km or 342 mi Sheberghan
$352
566 km or 351 mi Semnan
$664
572 km or 355 mi Bukhara
$374
586 km or 364 mi Sari
$529
604 km or 375 mi Qaem Shahr
$664
612 km or 380 mi Zabol
$659
614 km or 381 mi Dasoguz
$1185
615 km or 382 mi Qarshi
$410
620 km or 385 mi Babol
$424
649 km or 403 mi Amol
$603
673 km or 418 mi Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
684 km or 425 mi Lashkargah
$355
685 km or 425 mi Nukus
$390
687 km or 427 mi Yazd
$809
703 km or 437 mi Pardis
$659
710 km or 441 mi Kerman
$680
719 km or 447 mi Pakdasht
$667
726 km or 451 mi Varamin
$838
730 km or 454 mi Qarchak
$665
733 km or 456 mi Golestan
$665
737 km or 458 mi Rafsanjan
$663
738 km or 459 mi Ray
$667
739 km or 459 mi Tehran
$839