Chiang Mai vs Muscat - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Muscat
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$1145
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$2684
🏠 One person rent
$249
$568
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$975
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$378
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$1768
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
31 km
🎓 Higher education
49
43
😀 Quality of life
60
73
🏙️ Population
127K
1.42M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 53% less expensive than in Muscat. Cities ranked 7993rd and 4181st ($539 vs $1145) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 2nd in Thailand and Oman, respectively. Check Thailand vs Oman comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 1.5 months in Muscat. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Muscat ranked 1st in Oman, while ranked 5180th and 1426th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Muscat

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Chiang Mai Muscat
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$5.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$30.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$6.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$10.6
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$4.85
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$563
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$377
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$1062
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$711
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$74.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$115
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$78.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
5.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$1946
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$1414
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$1.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$34
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$14.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$1.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$3.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$7.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$7.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$9.14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$2.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.78
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$3.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$20.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$4.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$5.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$12.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$2.88
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$3.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$54.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$9.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$28
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$9.52
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$47.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$81
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$221
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$8187

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$498
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$755
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$744
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$790
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$801
363 km or 226 mi Nakhon Sawan
$479
365 km or 227 mi Vang Vieng
$833
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$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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$1236
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$824
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$659
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$1095
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$1448
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$1376
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$871
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$1053
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$1360
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$1899
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$1963
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$657
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$675
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$1297
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$659
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$659
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$828
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$663
739 km or 459 mi Doha
$1894
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$660
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$1755
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$680
770 km or 479 mi Fasa
$939
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$663
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$1002
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$1307
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$1152
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$307
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$801
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$659
898 km or 558 mi Shiraz
$724
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$969
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$659
911 km or 566 mi Dammam
$1004
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$699
938 km or 583 mi Qatif
$889
960 km or 596 mi Kazerun
$656
966 km or 600 mi Borazjan
$657
973 km or 604 mi Jubail
$861
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$694