Chiang Mai vs Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$254
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$658
🏠 One person rent
$249
$83.1
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$186
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$130
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$6.79
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$84.1
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
49
60
😀 Quality of life
60
41
🏙️ Population
127K
116K

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 112% more expensive than in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte. Cities ranked 7993rd and 9258th ($539 vs $254) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 8th in Thailand and Sri Lanka, respectively. Check Thailand vs Sri Lanka comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 0.3 months in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte ranked 5th in Sri Lanka, while ranked 5180th and 6951st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

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Chiang Mai Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$1.12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$3.91
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$4.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$0.99
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$0.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.28
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$72.6
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$31
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$274
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$91.6
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$25.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$39.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$18
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
13.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$1379
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$876
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$2.51
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$1.41
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.7
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$0.82
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.38
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.56
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$6.92
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$2.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$4.46
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.65
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$0.69
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$0.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$5.79
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$4.21
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$1.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$1.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$0.8
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$0.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$7.28
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$1.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$6.18
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$1.46
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$29
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$52.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$15.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$927

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$533
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$498
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258 km or 160 mi Phitsanulok
$420
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$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 Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Distance City Cost of living
9.4 km or 5.8 mi Colombo
$377
23 km or 14 mi Gampaha
$293
36 km or 22 mi Negombo
$256
49 km or 30 mi Beruwala
$268
91 km or 57 mi Kandy
$295
101 km or 63 mi Galle
$237
126 km or 78 mi Matara
$254
169 km or 105 mi Anuradhapura
$351
235 km or 146 mi Trincomalee
$266
287 km or 178 mi Thoothukudi
$276
308 km or 192 mi Nagercoil
$290
317 km or 197 mi Tirunelveli
$265
377 km or 234 mi Thiruvananthapuram
$311
390 km or 242 mi Madurai
$361
407 km or 253 mi Varkala
$333
428 km or 266 mi Kollam
$297
440 km or 274 mi Dindigul
$338
442 km or 274 mi Thanjavur
$333
457 km or 284 mi Tiruchirappalli
$335
479 km or 297 mi Kottayam
$305
525 km or 326 mi Kochi
$402
526 km or 327 mi Ernakulam
$355
540 km or 335 mi Cuddalore
$337
542 km or 336 mi Tiruppur
$340
550 km or 342 mi Erode
$278
559 km or 348 mi Coimbatore
$360
559 km or 348 mi Pondicherry
$328
562 km or 349 mi Salem
$351
573 km or 356 mi Thrissur
$335
624 km or 388 mi Malappuram
$263
664 km or 413 mi Kozhikode
$394
676 km or 420 mi Vellore
$277
689 km or 428 mi Chennai
$425
700 km or 435 mi Mysore
$345
706 km or 439 mi Chittoor
$341
721 km or 448 mi Bangalore
$480
745 km or 463 mi Kannur
$306
753 km or 468 mi Tirupati
$474
755 km or 469 mi Madanapalle
$336
767 km or 476 mi Hulhumale
$1161