Chiang Mai vs Milan - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Milan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$1657
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$4214
🏠 One person rent
$249
$884
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$1696
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$465
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$1852
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
49
98
😀 Quality of life
60
85
🏙️ Population
127K
1.37M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 67% less expensive than in Milan. Cities ranked 7993rd and 2287th ($539 vs $1657) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 1st in Thailand and Italy, respectively. Check Thailand vs Italy comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 1.1 months in Milan. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Milan ranked 2nd in Italy, while ranked 5180th and 206th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Milan

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Chiang Mai Milan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$14.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$65.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$9.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$5.66
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$1.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$2.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$1017
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$678
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$1962
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$1381
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$171
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$27
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
1.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$8584
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$4627
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$2.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$37.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$22.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$1.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$3.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$11.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$19.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$2.18
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.83
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$8.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.6
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$6.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$2.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$2.7
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$2.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$67.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$83.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$84.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$94
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$771
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$16123

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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
8 km or 5 mi Buccinasco
$1069
15 km or 9.1 mi Monza
$1290
20 km or 13 mi Seregno
$1151
21 km or 13 mi Saronno
$1105
29 km or 18 mi Lodi
$1234
30 km or 19 mi Cantu
$1046
30 km or 19 mi Vigevano
$1085
31 km or 19 mi Busto Arsizio
$1199
31 km or 20 mi Pavia
$1187
39 km or 24 mi Como
$1351
40 km or 25 mi Crema
$1141
45 km or 28 mi Novara
$1071
45 km or 28 mi Bergamo
$1330
46 km or 28 mi Lecco
$1149
48 km or 30 mi Varese
$1133
55 km or 34 mi Voghera
$1182
61 km or 38 mi Piacenza
$1211
63 km or 39 mi Vercelli
$1076
63 km or 39 mi Lugano
$2470
69 km or 43 mi Tortona
$1090
76 km or 47 mi Cremona
$1110
76 km or 47 mi Alessandria
$965
81 km or 50 mi Brescia
$1200
82 km or 51 mi Bellinzona
$2388
89 km or 55 mi Biella
$1064
100 km or 62 mi Asti
$943
116 km or 72 mi Parma
$1282
120 km or 74 mi Genoa
$1235
125 km or 78 mi Turin
$1134
130 km or 81 mi Mantua
$1267
140 km or 87 mi Savona
$1197
141 km or 87 mi Verona
$1237
142 km or 88 mi Reggio Emilia
$1103
149 km or 92 mi Aosta
$1242
156 km or 97 mi Chur
$2233
159 km or 99 mi La Spezia
$1184
162 km or 100 mi Sassuolo
$1174
162 km or 101 mi Mondovi
$1232
164 km or 102 mi Trento
$1218
164 km or 102 mi Modena
$1285