Chiang Mai vs Suwon - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Suwon
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$977
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$2396
🏠 One person rent
$249
$406
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$614
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$405
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$89.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$1993
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
49
91
😀 Quality of life
60
75
🏙️ Population
127K
1.23M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 45% less expensive than in Suwon. Cities ranked 7993rd and 5434th ($539 vs $977) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 18th in Thailand and South Korea, respectively. Check Thailand vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 2 months in Suwon. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Suwon ranked 7th in South Korea, while ranked 5180th and 846th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Suwon

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Chiang Mai Suwon
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$4.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$21.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$4.61
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$2.25
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$3.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$1.27
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$390
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$274
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$540
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$436
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$86.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$135
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$22.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
3.54%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$6469
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$3810
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$1.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$46.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$6.26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$1.87
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$2.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$2.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$11.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$19.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$5.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$2.81
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$2.69
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$2.05
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$13.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$3.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$4.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$5.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$2.41
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$4.22
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$37.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$7.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$30.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$5.65
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$54.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$54.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$320
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$18468

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86 km or 53 mi Pai
$533
153 km or 95 mi Chiang Rai
$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

Cities near Suwon

Distance City Cost of living
7.5 km or 4.7 mi Uiwang
$901
11 km or 6.6 mi Gunpo
$975
14 km or 8.7 mi Anyang
$1102
16 km or 10 mi Gwacheon
$897
17 km or 10 mi Osan
$912
17 km or 11 mi Ansan
$921
17 km or 11 mi Siheung
$945
18 km or 11 mi Yongin
$1049
20 km or 13 mi Seongnam
$1022
24 km or 15 mi Hwaseong
$965
25 km or 15 mi Gwangmyeong
$928
26 km or 16 mi Gwangju
$927
31 km or 19 mi Bucheon
$1121
33 km or 21 mi Seoul
$1460
33 km or 21 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
33 km or 21 mi Hanam
$906
36 km or 23 mi Guri
$906
38 km or 23 mi Incheon
$1002
38 km or 24 mi Icheon
$979
39 km or 24 mi Anseong
$912
43 km or 27 mi Namyangju
$970
44 km or 27 mi Goyang
$1002
46 km or 28 mi Gimpo
$979
52 km or 32 mi Uijeongbu
$998
55 km or 34 mi Cheonan
$930
55 km or 34 mi Dangjin
$904
56 km or 35 mi Yeoju
$902
56 km or 35 mi Yangju
$912
63 km or 39 mi Paju
$941
70 km or 43 mi Pocheon
$906
70 km or 43 mi Dongducheon
$911
75 km or 46 mi Seosan
$872
81 km or 50 mi Wonju
$857
84 km or 52 mi Cheongju
$880
86 km or 53 mi Kaesong
$1473
89 km or 55 mi Chungju
$1004
91 km or 57 mi Chuncheon
$834
92 km or 57 mi Sejong
$928
93 km or 58 mi Gongju
$939
104 km or 65 mi Asan
$927