Chiang Mai vs Riyadh - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Riyadh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$1132
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$2687
🏠 One person rent
$249
$535
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$893
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$336
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$134
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$2200
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
49
68
😀 Quality of life
60
76
🏙️ Population
127K
8M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 52% less expensive than in Riyadh. Cities ranked 7993rd and 4218th ($539 vs $1132) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 1st in Thailand and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check Thailand vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 1.9 months in Riyadh. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Riyadh ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 5180th and 642nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chiang Mai Riyadh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$6.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$53.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$6.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$1.59
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$3.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$581
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$365
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$913
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$690
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$56.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$87.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$71
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
3.9%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$1700
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$1113
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$1.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$35.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$10.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$1.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$6.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$7.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$2.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$2.27
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$6.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$7.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$3.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$4.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$1.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$3.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$96.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$17.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$39
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$6.38
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$113
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$408
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$6882

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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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$699
316 km or 196 mi Unaizah
$847
350 km or 217 mi Ar Rass
$752
389 km or 242 mi Dhahran
$969
394 km or 245 mi Dammam
$1004
395 km or 245 mi Jubail
$861
417 km or 259 mi Qatif
$889
420 km or 261 mi Riffa
$1002
421 km or 262 mi Isa Town
$1152
426 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
460 km or 286 mi Al Wafrah
$954
480 km or 298 mi As Sulayyil
$834
491 km or 305 mi Doha
$1894
496 km or 308 mi Al Khor
$1755
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$1313
595 km or 369 mi Ha'il
$877
611 km or 379 mi Umm Qasr
$588
618 km or 384 mi Al-Faw
$588
631 km or 392 mi Bushehr
$694
646 km or 401 mi Az Zubayr
$601
652 km or 405 mi Abadan
$630
658 km or 409 mi Basra
$823
659 km or 410 mi Khorramshahr
$657
668 km or 415 mi Bisha
$821
680 km or 423 mi Borazjan
$657
701 km or 436 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$661
713 km or 443 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
714 km or 443 mi Nasiriyah
$638
719 km or 447 mi Medina
$892
737 km or 458 mi Kazerun
$656
747 km or 464 mi Behbahan
$660
754 km or 469 mi Samawah
$612
766 km or 476 mi Ahvaz
$490
775 km or 481 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
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$926
798 km or 496 mi Shiraz
$724
800 km or 497 mi Amarah
$638
804 km or 499 mi Bareq
$820
804 km or 500 mi Jahrom
$660
823 km or 511 mi Yasuj
$611