Chiang Mai vs Shangrao - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Shangrao
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$765
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$1981
🏠 One person rent
$249
$341
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$562
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$255
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$82.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$890
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
49
20
😀 Quality of life
60
44
🏙️ Population
127K
6.49M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 30% less expensive than in Shangrao. Cities ranked 7993rd and 6183rd ($539 vs $765) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 49th in Thailand and China, respectively. Check Thailand vs China 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 Shangrao. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Shangrao ranked 193rd in China, while ranked 5180th and 6612th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chiang Mai Shangrao
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$3.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$21.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$5.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$1.7
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$4
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.47
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$392
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$266
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$683
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$446
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$36.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$55.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$13.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
5.08%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$4846
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$3037
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$20
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$4.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$1.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.62
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$4.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.83
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.45
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$13.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$0.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$3.28
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$5.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$4.73
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$36.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$6.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$35.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$59.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$84.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$401
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$14698

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$498
255 km or 158 mi Hpa-an
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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
76 km or 47 mi Guixi
$662
77 km or 48 mi Wuyishan
$642
97 km or 60 mi Yingtan
$679
106 km or 66 mi Quzhou
$520
120 km or 75 mi Jingdezhen
$697
145 km or 90 mi Huangshan
$684
165 km or 103 mi Fuzhou
$734
180 km or 112 mi Jinhua
$852
191 km or 119 mi Lishui
$768
201 km or 125 mi Nanping
$684
205 km or 127 mi Nanchang
$665
227 km or 141 mi Yiwu
$696
237 km or 147 mi Jiujiang
$699
246 km or 153 mi Anqing
$717
246 km or 153 mi Sanming
$694
250 km or 155 mi Ningde
$701
251 km or 156 mi Chizhou
$700
262 km or 163 mi Ningguo
$651
268 km or 167 mi Wenzhou
$968
274 km or 170 mi Rui'an
$687
278 km or 173 mi Tongling
$684
279 km or 174 mi Qianshan
$658
282 km or 175 mi Wuxue
$664
289 km or 179 mi Xuancheng
$732
293 km or 182 mi Hangzhou
$882
294 km or 183 mi Fuzhou
$700
306 km or 190 mi Tongcheng
$665
307 km or 191 mi Guangde
$657
307 km or 191 mi Xinyu
$680
308 km or 191 mi Shaoxing
$745
313 km or 195 mi Linhai
$675
324 km or 201 mi Wuhu
$839
328 km or 204 mi Ji'an
$747
333 km or 207 mi Wenling
$688
340 km or 211 mi Huzhou
$720
344 km or 214 mi Daye
$671
345 km or 214 mi Huangshi
$705
350 km or 217 mi Putian
$705
358 km or 223 mi Yichun
$747
361 km or 224 mi Chaohu
$665