Spain vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

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Spain Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1373
$803
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3095
$2341
🏠 One person rent
$776
$359
🏘️ Family rent
$1235
$899
🍽️ Food expenses
$391
$255
🚐 Transport expenses
$85.9
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1877
$613
💸 GDP per capita
$29675
$6910
😃 Human freedom index
8.03
6.67
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
78.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
60
35
🌐 English speaking %
22%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
91
78
😀 Quality of life
80
58
🏙️ Population
47.4M
66.2M

The average cost of living in Spain ($1373) is 71% more expensive than in Thailand ($803). Spain ranked 39th vs 110th 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 1.4 months in Spain compared to 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 30th and 66th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Spain vs Thailand

We calculate prices for Spain and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 153 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.

Spain Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13
$2.46
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$45.6
$25.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.09
$5.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.23
$2.13
 Cappuccino
$2.18
$2.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.06
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$811
$506
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$624
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1355
$1236
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1011
$692
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$81.9
$52.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$126
$81.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.1
$16.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.16%
5.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3535
$4189
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2298
$2126
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.68
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$35.1
$30.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.7
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.73
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.29
$1.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
$1.4
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.77
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
$17.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.72
$2.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
$2.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
$2.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$1.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$1.44
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.49
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.1
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.98
$17.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.12
$1.7
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.55
$4.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.16
$2.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.4
$3.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.88
$1.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.09
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.1
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.74
$6.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$68.3
$29.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.7
$7.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$74.1
$49
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.1
$89.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$428
$500
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8218
$11520

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1682
3.28M
Barcelona
$1758
1.64M
Valencia
$1392
792K
Tenerife
$1649
932K
Malaga
$1438
579K
Seville
$1335
682K
Zaragoza
$1332
673K
Murcia
$1210
673K
Bilbao
$1498
344K
Palma de Mallorca
$1660
416K
Alicante
$1336
339K
Pamplona
$1310
203K
Gijon
$1194
268K
Valladolid
$1162
296K
Terrassa
$1397
224K
Las Palmas
$1145
379K
San Sebastian
$1528
188K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1378
254K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1553
265K
Cordoba
$1057
320K
Sabadell
$1442
216K
Vigo
$1178
292K
Badalona
$1976
224K
Granada
$1174
229K
A Coruna
$1143
245K
Oviedo
$1123
186K
Jerez de la Frontera
$914
213K
Cartagena
$977
217K
Elche
$1147
236K
Santander
$1147
172K

In Thailand

City Cost of living Population
Bangkok
$921
5.68M
Chiang Mai
$656
1.2M
Nonthaburi
$716
256K
Pak Kret
$692
185K
Nakhon Pathom
$486
78.8K
Surat Thani
$557
131K
Klaeng
$628
130K
Chaophraya Surasak
$655
133K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$520
134K
Udon Thani
$508
130K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$646
106K
Hat Yai
$525
159K
Rangsit
$600
79.3K
Pattaya
$675
116K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$728
76.7K
Tha Khlong
$628
72.8K
Lat Luang
$729
73.9K
Nakhon Sawan
$636
86.4K
Khon Kaen
$536
116K
Phuket
$894
77.6K
Ko Samui
$647
69K
Laem Chabang
$657
77.8K
Hua Hin
$603
59.4K
Nong Prue
$661
70.6K
Ubon Ratchathani
$538
79K
Phitsanulok
$504
70.9K
Chiang Rai
$464
70.6K
Krabi
$746
30.5K
Ko Lanta
$704
33.4K
Ao Nang
$658
14K