Chiang Mai vs Taoyuan - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Taoyuan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$854
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$2491
🏠 One person rent
$249
$280
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$664
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$343
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$121
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$1658
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
49
93
😀 Quality of life
60
74
🏙️ Population
127K
2.44M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 37% less expensive than in Taoyuan. Cities ranked 7993rd and 5885th ($539 vs $854) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 10th in Thailand and Taiwan, respectively. Check Thailand vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 1.9 months in Taoyuan. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Taoyuan ranked 6th in Taiwan, while ranked 5180th and 1062nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chiang Mai Taoyuan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$3.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$26.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$4.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$1.51
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$2.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$328
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$192
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$767
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$536
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$38.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$59.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$21.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
1.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$4750
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$2975
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$1.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$31.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$3.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$1.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$13.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$8.25
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$26.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$2.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.66
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$9.89
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$3.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$11.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$7.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$2.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$40.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$9.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$46.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$14.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$69.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$79.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$470
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$9882

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$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

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Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Zhubei
$1006
25 km or 16 mi Hsinchu
$807
29 km or 18 mi New Taipei
$1064
39 km or 24 mi Taipei
$1271
51 km or 32 mi Miaoli
$708
55 km or 34 mi Yilan
$758
61 km or 38 mi Keelung
$973
96 km or 59 mi Taichung
$927
111 km or 69 mi Changhua
$842
117 km or 73 mi Nantou
$828
144 km or 90 mi Douliu
$827
171 km or 106 mi Chiayi
$882
232 km or 144 mi Putian
$705
233 km or 145 mi Tainan
$859
233 km or 145 mi Taitung
$1091
237 km or 147 mi Fuzhou
$700
264 km or 164 mi Ningde
$701
265 km or 165 mi Kaohsiung
$914
265 km or 165 mi Quanzhou
$757
266 km or 165 mi Jinjiang
$702
295 km or 183 mi Kinmen
$828
302 km or 188 mi Ishigaki
$1022
319 km or 198 mi Xiamen
$828
330 km or 205 mi Rui'an
$687
355 km or 220 mi Wenzhou
$968
361 km or 224 mi Zhangzhou
$751
364 km or 226 mi Nanping
$684
393 km or 244 mi Wenling
$688
393 km or 244 mi Sanming
$694
410 km or 255 mi Miyakojima
$1022
421 km or 261 mi Lishui
$768
423 km or 263 mi Longyan
$691
445 km or 277 mi Linhai
$675
453 km or 282 mi Wuyishan
$642
483 km or 300 mi Chaozhou
$648
487 km or 303 mi Shantou
$1051
498 km or 309 mi Jinhua
$852
509 km or 316 mi Yiwu
$696
512 km or 318 mi Quzhou
$520
513 km or 319 mi Jieyang
$747