Chiang Mai vs Rawalpindi - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Rawalpindi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$319
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$673
🏠 One person rent
$249
$147
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$193
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$107
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$38.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$161
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
49
65
😀 Quality of life
60
49
🏙️ Population
127K
2.1M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 69% more expensive than in Rawalpindi. Cities ranked 7993rd and 9106th ($539 vs $319) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 4th in Thailand and Pakistan, respectively. Check Thailand vs Pakistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 0.5 months in Rawalpindi. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Rawalpindi ranked 3rd in Pakistan, while ranked 5180th and 6275th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Rawalpindi

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Chiang Mai Rawalpindi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$1.23
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$8.19
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$3.34
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$1.85
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$1.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.22
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$123
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$107
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$194
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$130
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$23.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$36.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$13.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
15.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$541
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$539
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$8.82
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$4.28
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.56
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$0.57
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.51
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$0.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$4.59
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$2.19
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$3.04
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$0.72
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$0.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$0.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$5.27
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$0.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$1.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$1.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$0.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$0.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$11.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$2.66
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$5.95
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$1.75
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$13.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$31.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$26.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$1234

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$533
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$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
11 km or 7 mi Islamabad
$304
40 km or 25 mi Wah
$211
82 km or 51 mi Mirpur
$256
116 km or 72 mi Mardan
$244
120 km or 75 mi Mandi Bahauddin
$243
135 km or 84 mi Baramulla
$353
146 km or 90 mi Mingora
$246
148 km or 92 mi Gujrat
$243
151 km or 94 mi Kohat
$243
152 km or 94 mi Peshawar
$238
170 km or 105 mi Srinagar
$398
173 km or 107 mi Sargodha
$404
180 km or 112 mi Hafizabad
$196
183 km or 114 mi Sialkot
$239
192 km or 119 mi Jammu
$352
192 km or 119 mi Gujranwala
$223
210 km or 130 mi Chiniot
$226
211 km or 131 mi Kamoke
$213
228 km or 142 mi Sheikhupura
$234
243 km or 151 mi Faisalabad
$254
257 km or 160 mi Lahore
$360
258 km or 160 mi Jalalabad
$361
269 km or 167 mi Jhang
$236
275 km or 171 mi Gojra
$286
276 km or 172 mi Sahiwal
$201
277 km or 172 mi Amritsar
$437
283 km or 176 mi Pathankot
$336
294 km or 183 mi Khost
$346
312 km or 194 mi Okara
$343
346 km or 215 mi Jalandhar
$411
355 km or 221 mi Gardez
$353
374 km or 232 mi Kabul
$422
382 km or 238 mi Khanewal
$266
385 km or 239 mi Burewala
$226
397 km or 247 mi Ludhiana
$391
409 km or 254 mi Multan
$244
430 km or 267 mi Ghazni
$346
457 km or 284 mi Dera Ghazi Khan
$233
474 km or 294 mi Chandigarh
$429
475 km or 295 mi Shimla
$317