Chiang Mai vs Surabaya - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Surabaya
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$539
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$1469
🏠 One person rent
$249
$225
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$536
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$45.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$325
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
49
71
😀 Quality of life
60
63
🏙️ Population
127K
2.89M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 0% less expensive than in Surabaya. Cities ranked 7993rd and 7990th ($539 vs $539) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 13th in Thailand and Indonesia, respectively. Check Thailand vs Indonesia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 0.6 months in Surabaya. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Surabaya ranked 3rd in Indonesia, while ranked 5180th and 4506th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chiang Mai Surabaya
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$2.01
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$13.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$3.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$2.69
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$1.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$225
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$591
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$407
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$42.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$64.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$27.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
9.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$2065
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$1171
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$10.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$3.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$1.31
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.07
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$6.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$3.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$7.44
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$2.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$20.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$2.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$2.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$2.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$2.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$0.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$0.83
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$35.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$3.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$18.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$3.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$52.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$84.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$128
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$5743

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$498
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258 km or 160 mi Phitsanulok
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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
42 km or 26 mi Mojokerto
$471
48 km or 30 mi Pasuruan
$490
73 km or 45 mi Batu
$490
77 km or 48 mi Probolinggo
$493
83 km or 51 mi Malang
$418
102 km or 63 mi Kediri
$499
115 km or 71 mi Blitar
$486
141 km or 87 mi Madiun
$391
215 km or 133 mi Surakarta
$430
247 km or 153 mi Salatiga
$491
258 km or 160 mi Semarang
$525
269 km or 167 mi Yogyakarta
$440
286 km or 177 mi Bali
$736
311 km or 194 mi Ubud
$592
315 km or 196 mi Denpasar
$562
340 km or 211 mi Pekalongan
$495
400 km or 249 mi Tegal
$496
401 km or 249 mi Mataram
$372
414 km or 257 mi Cilacap
$523
464 km or 288 mi Banjar
$491
464 km or 288 mi Cirebon
$497
476 km or 296 mi Banjarbaru
$491
481 km or 299 mi Banjarmasin
$410
501 km or 311 mi Tasikmalaya
$443
572 km or 355 mi Bandung
$506
575 km or 357 mi Palangka Raya
$494
576 km or 358 mi Cimahi
$617
642 km or 399 mi Sukabumi
$531
644 km or 400 mi Bekasi
$531
659 km or 410 mi Bogor
$505
660 km or 410 mi Depok
$467
661 km or 411 mi Jakarta
$708
672 km or 418 mi Bima
$485
673 km or 418 mi South Tangerang
$530
685 km or 425 mi Tangerang
$638
738 km or 459 mi Serang
$510
756 km or 470 mi Cilegon
$487
774 km or 481 mi Makassar
$510
820 km or 510 mi Balikpapan
$530
842 km or 523 mi Parepare
$485