Sweden vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

SwedenThailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1516
$832
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3436
$2326
🏠 One person rent
$763
$369
🏘️ Family rent
$1293
$852
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$270
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3105
$686
💸 GDP per capita
$51926
$7189
😃 Human freedom index
8.5
7.01
❤️ Life expectancy
83
77.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
85
36
🌐 English speaking %
89%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
95
75
😀 Quality of life
80
63
🏙️ Population
10.4M
65.9M

The average cost of living in Sweden ($1516) is 82% more expensive than in Thailand ($832). Sweden ranked 28th vs 95th 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 Sweden compared to 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 11th and 45th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Sweden vs Thailand

SwedenThailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
$2.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.3
$24.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.24
$6.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.72
$2.76
 Cappuccino
$4.36
$2.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.26
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$849
$496
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$624
$259
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1474
$1265
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1090
$640
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$60.3
$44.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.1
$68.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.6
$18.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.34%
5.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5941
$4295
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3734
$2071
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.66
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$83.8
$35.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.8
$9.16
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.74
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.36
$1.57
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.35
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
$1.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.53
$2.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
$20.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
$3.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.1
$9.78
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.08
$2.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
$1.48
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$1.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.56
$1.28
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.44
$1.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
$21.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.98
$1.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.46
$4.17
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.43
$4.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$3.32
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.5
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.29
$1.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.9
$52.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.2
$6.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31
$31.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$28
$8.79
👖 Brand Jeans
$98.1
$55.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$86.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$337
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5338
$13975

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Cities Comparison in Sweden vs Thailand

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Sweden

CityCost of livingPopulation
Stockholm
$1985
973K
Gothenburg
$1646
605K
Malmo
$1486
324K
Uppsala
$1512
165K
Vasteras
$1431
129K
Orebro
$1319
126K
Helsingborg
$1411
114K
Linkoping
$1412
116K
Lund
$1413
94.4K
Jonkoping
$1435
100K
Norrkoping
$1324
97.9K
Sollentuna
$1363
74.5K
Solna
$1684
83.1K
Halmstad
$1245
71.3K
Umea
$1333
90.4K
Karlstad
$1277
65.9K
Eskilstuna
$1259
70.3K
Lidingo
$1967
44.1K
Gavle
$1257
77.6K
Sodertalje
$1262
75.8K
Boras
$1333
74K
Vaxjo
$1250
71K
Lulea
$1267
49.1K
Uddevalla
$1377
57K
Tumba
$1067
42.9K
Sundsvall
$1292
58.8K
Taby
$1665
73.3K
Hassleholm
$1140
52.3K
Trollhattan
$1193
50.4K
Ostersund
$1388
52.8K

In Thailand

CityCost of livingPopulation
Bangkok
$945
5.7M
Nonthaburi
$664
256K
Hat Yai
$572
159K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$556
134K
Surat Thani
$577
131K
Pak Kret
$576
185K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$568
106K
Chaophraya Surasak
$621
133K
Klaeng
$589
130K
Chiang Mai
$688
133K
Ubon Ratchathani
$491
79K
Nakhon Pathom
$460
78.8K
Khon Kaen
$586
116K
Nakhon Sawan
$503
86.4K
Rangsit
$517
79.3K
Laem Chabang
$620
77.8K
Pattaya
$708
116K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$620
76.7K
Lat Luang
$621
73.9K
Tha Khlong
$619
72.8K
Nong Prue
$620
70.6K
Ko Samui
$620
69K
Udon Thani
$538
130K
Phuket
$724
77.6K
Phitsanulok
$914
70.9K
Hua Hin
$761
59.4K
Chiang Rai
$509
70.6K
Krabi
$712
30.5K
Ko Lanta
$619
33.4K
Ao Nang
$746
12.9K