Chiang Mai vs Nur-Sultan - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Nur-Sultan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$570
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$1506
🏠 One person rent
$249
$265
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$549
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$198
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$33.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$515
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
49
41
😀 Quality of life
60
63
🏙️ Population
127K
1.08M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 5% less expensive than in Nur-Sultan. Cities ranked 7993rd and 7612th ($539 vs $570) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 2nd in Thailand and Kazakhstan, respectively. Check Thailand vs Kazakhstan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 0.9 months in Nur-Sultan. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Nur-Sultan ranked 2nd in Kazakhstan, while ranked 5180th and 4549th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Nur-Sultan

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Chiang Mai Nur-Sultan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$6.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$24.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$4.19
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$0.84
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$1.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$304
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$210
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$708
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$445
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$25.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$39.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$11.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
12.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$949
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$711
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$14.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$3.74
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$0.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.73
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$7.24
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$3.67
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$5.99
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$0.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$6.22
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$1.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$3.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$1.74
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$0.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$37.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$11.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$7.13
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$72.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$77.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$210
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$6971

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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 Nur-Sultan

Distance City Cost of living
161 km or 100 mi Temirtau
$436
190 km or 118 mi Karaganda
$295
276 km or 172 mi Kokshetau
$448
278 km or 173 mi Ekibastuz
$449
392 km or 243 mi Aksu
$420
402 km or 250 mi Pavlodar
$419
442 km or 275 mi Petropavl
$355
446 km or 277 mi Omsk
$621
457 km or 284 mi Satbayev
$422
460 km or 286 mi Jezkazgan
$431
543 km or 337 mi Balkhash
$414
580 km or 361 mi Kostanay
$402
623 km or 387 mi Semey
$378
627 km or 389 mi Kurgan
$735
771 km or 479 mi Tyumen
$779
800 km or 497 mi Oskemen
$325
803 km or 499 mi Chelyabinsk
$564
826 km or 513 mi Kyzylorda
$302
852 km or 530 mi Taldiqorgan
$455
855 km or 531 mi Kamensk-Uralsky
$723
856 km or 532 mi Municipal Formation of the Kamensk-Uralsky
$723
872 km or 542 mi Miass
$720
875 km or 544 mi Kentau
$442
875 km or 544 mi Barnaul
$572
879 km or 546 mi Magnitogorsk
$674
880 km or 547 mi Novosibirsk
$883
893 km or 555 mi Orsk
$659
902 km or 561 mi Zlatoust
$712
903 km or 561 mi Turkistan
$423
910 km or 566 mi Kapchagay
$421
917 km or 570 mi Taraz
$432
949 km or 590 mi Bishkek
$466
949 km or 590 mi Yekaterinburg
$797
953 km or 592 mi Kant
$413
955 km or 593 mi Biysk
$662
960 km or 597 mi Talas
$413
965 km or 599 mi Kaskelen
$419
967 km or 601 mi Tokmok
$373
968 km or 602 mi Almaty
$629
977 km or 607 mi Tacheng
$634