Chiang Mai vs Saitama - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Saitama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$1179
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$3271
🏠 One person rent
$249
$462
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$1210
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$383
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$235
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$1470
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
21 km
🎓 Higher education
49
99
😀 Quality of life
60
78
🏙️ Population
127K
1.32M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 54% less expensive than in Saitama. Cities ranked 7993rd and 4068th ($539 vs $1179) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 17th in Thailand and Japan, respectively. Check Thailand vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 1.2 months in Saitama. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Saitama ranked 78th in Japan, while ranked 5180th and 439th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chiang Mai Saitama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$4.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$4.53
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$2.25
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$3.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$1.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$406
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$344
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$1415
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$978
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$70.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$35.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
1.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$4496
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$3043
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$2.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$94.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$29.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$1.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$6.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$8.26
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$5.12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$7.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$4.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$4.18
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$5.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$5.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$51.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$12.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$40.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$59.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$206
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$6346

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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
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$1022
5.7 km or 3.6 mi Toda
$1029
6.5 km or 4 mi Shiki
$1022
8.5 km or 5.3 mi Asaka
$1032
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Fujimi
$1027
9.3 km or 5.8 mi Kawaguchi
$1085
9.6 km or 6 mi Wako
$1023
10 km or 6.5 mi Niiza
$1037
11 km or 7 mi Miyoshi
$1019
11 km or 7.1 mi Fujimino
$1025
14 km or 8.4 mi Koshigaya
$1031
14 km or 8.5 mi Kiyose
$1025
14 km or 8.5 mi Ageo
$1051
15 km or 9.2 mi Hasuda
$1022
15 km or 9.3 mi Soka
$1061
16 km or 9.6 mi Ina
$1024
16 km or 9.7 mi Higashikurume
$1023
16 km or 9.9 mi Kasukabe
$1050
17 km or 10 mi Kawagoe
$979
17 km or 10 mi Matsubushi
$1020
17 km or 11 mi Tokorozawa
$1081
18 km or 11 mi Musashino
$1031
18 km or 11 mi Okegawa
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Shiraoka
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
18 km or 11 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
18 km or 11 mi Yashio
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Miyashiro
$1021
20 km or 12 mi Tokyo
$1698
20 km or 12 mi Higashimurayama
$1031
20 km or 12 mi Sugito
$1024
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$1031
21 km or 13 mi Sayama
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Kitamoto
$1023
21 km or 13 mi Kodaira
$1048
21 km or 13 mi Mitaka
$1047
22 km or 14 mi Koganei
$1026
22 km or 14 mi Kuki
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Iruma
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Noda
$1031