Germany vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

Germany Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1325
$742
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3223
$2274
🏠 One person rent
$720
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$1340
$882
🍽️ Food expenses
$370
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2611
$567
💸 GDP per capita
$46253
$7187
😃 Human freedom index
8.73
6.89
❤️ Life expectancy
80.9
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
80
35
🌐 English speaking %
56.3%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
94
77
😀 Quality of life
79
64
🏙️ Population
83.1M
65.9M

The average cost of living in Germany ($1325) is 78% more expensive than in Thailand ($742). Germany ranked 30th vs 112th for Thailand in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Germany compared to 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 17th and 46th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Germany vs Thailand

We calculate prices for Germany and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 662 and 35 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Germany Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
$2.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$47.6
$24.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.42
$5.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.72
$2.24
 Cappuccino
$3
$1.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.43
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$667
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$519
$217
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1374
$1352
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1025
$659
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$44.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$212
$68.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.1
$15.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.98%
5.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5740
$4115
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4180
$2059
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.86
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$70.5
$31.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$8.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.11
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.59
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$15.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.39
$2.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.5
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.81
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.59
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.69
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.08
$3.69
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.86
$3.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.47
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.42
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.7
$47.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.3
$5.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.3
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$15
$8.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.6
$48.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.7
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$330
$441
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11602
$13427

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Cities Comparison in Germany vs Thailand

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$1761
3.66M
Hamburg City
$1757
1.85M
Munich
$1941
1.49M
Cologne
$1502
1.08M
Frankfurt
$1681
764K
Dusseldorf
$1470
646K
Stuttgart
$1516
630K
Essen
$1102
582K
Nuremberg
$1206
516K
Leipzig
$1178
597K
Dresden
$1125
555K
Hanover
$1253
543K
Dortmund
$1155
588K
Bremen City
$1260
567K
Duisburg
$1001
496K
Karlsruhe
$1355
308K
Mannheim
$1357
310K
Gelsenkirchen
$1351
259K
Bielefeld
$1498
334K
Braunschweig
$1158
249K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1545
231K
Wuppertal
$1076
355K
Bonn
$1440
331K
Aachen
$1169
249K
Monchengladbach
$1256
260K
Krefeld
$1219
227K
Augsburg
$1389
296K
Wiesbaden
$1425
279K
Magdeburg
$1127
236K
Bochum
$1118
364K

In Thailand

City Cost of living Population
Bangkok
$848
5.7M
Nonthaburi
$582
256K
Hat Yai
$548
159K
Pak Kret
$532
185K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
134K
Chaophraya Surasak
$537
133K
Surat Thani
$477
131K
Klaeng
$549
130K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$496
106K
Chiang Mai
$539
127K
Khon Kaen
$577
116K
Nakhon Sawan
$479
86.4K
Rangsit
$485
79.3K
Udon Thani
$468
130K
Pattaya
$584
116K
Laem Chabang
$534
77.8K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
76.7K
Ubon Ratchathani
$457
79K
Lat Luang
$535
73.9K
Tha Khlong
$536
72.8K
Phuket
$637
77.6K
Nong Prue
$535
70.6K
Ko Samui
$536
69K
Nakhon Pathom
$401
78.8K
Hua Hin
$625
59.4K
Phitsanulok
$420
70.9K
Krabi
$543
30.5K
Chiang Rai
$498
70.6K
Ko Lanta
$536
33.4K
Ao Nang
$661
12.9K