Chiang Mai vs Naypyidaw - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Naypyidaw
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$790
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$1705
🏠 One person rent
$249
$452
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$646
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$212
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$64.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$612
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
49
16
😀 Quality of life
60
30
🏙️ Population
127K
1.16M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 32% less expensive than in Naypyidaw. Cities ranked 7993rd and 6103rd ($539 vs $790) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 3rd in Thailand and Myanmar, respectively. Check Thailand vs Myanmar comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 0.8 months in Naypyidaw. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Naypyidaw ranked 3rd in Myanmar, while ranked 5180th and 8524th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Naypyidaw

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Chiang Mai Naypyidaw
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$2.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$16.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$4.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$1.26
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$1.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$972
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$217
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$753
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$501
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$20.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$31.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$63.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
12.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$467
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$155
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$17.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.67
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$1.29
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.16
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.44
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$9.21
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$5.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$9.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.67
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$2.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.64
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$0.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$9.81
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$1.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$1.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$4.61
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$1.05
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$0.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$36.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$3.48
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$20.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$2.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$35.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$78
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$348
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$5814

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Cities near Chiang Mai

Distance City Cost of living
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 Naypyidaw

Distance City Cost of living
138 km or 86 mi Taunggyi
$755
242 km or 150 mi Mandalay
$790
244 km or 151 mi Pai
$533
276 km or 171 mi Bago
$744
277 km or 172 mi Monywa
$755
317 km or 197 mi Chiang Mai
$539
334 km or 207 mi Yangon
$869
343 km or 213 mi Sittwe
$737
359 km or 223 mi Hpa-an
$757
370 km or 230 mi Pathein
$787
384 km or 239 mi Chiang Rai
$498
400 km or 249 mi Mawlamyine
$747
474 km or 295 mi Cox's Bazar
$617
530 km or 329 mi Chittagong
$414
540 km or 336 mi Jinghong
$658
546 km or 339 mi Phitsanulok
$420
563 km or 350 mi Aizawl
$328
598 km or 372 mi Pu'er
$712
602 km or 374 mi Imphal
$360
609 km or 378 mi Lincang
$708
620 km or 385 mi Nakhon Sawan
$479
625 km or 389 mi Luang Prabang
$801
634 km or 394 mi Myitkyina
$728
667 km or 414 mi Vang Vieng
$833
667 km or 415 mi Baoshan
$711
675 km or 419 mi Agartala
$324
681 km or 423 mi Barisal
$337
698 km or 433 mi Brahmanbaria
$335
708 km or 440 mi Vientiane
$905
718 km or 446 mi Sylhet
$333
722 km or 449 mi Narayanganj
$382
723 km or 449 mi Narsingdi
$297
737 km or 458 mi Dhaka
$484
743 km or 462 mi Udon Thani
$468
762 km or 474 mi Khulna
$376
773 km or 480 mi Dali
$669
777 km or 483 mi Shillong
$303
784 km or 487 mi Nakhon Pathom
$401
793 km or 493 mi Tha Khlong
$536
799 km or 496 mi Khon Kaen
$577