Cost of Living in Chiang Rai

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$498
$1352
🛋️ Without rent
$288
$942
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$210
$410
🍽️ Food
$195
$505
🚐 Transport
$25.1
$67.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$295
😀 Quality of life
34
🏙️ Population
70.6K

The average cost of living in Chiang Rai is $498, which is in the top 10% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8341st out of 9294 in our global list and 27th out of 35 in Thailand.

The median after-tax salary is $295, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 8002nd (TOP 86%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 29th best city to live in Thailand. With an estimated population of 70.6K, Chiang Rai is the 24th largest city in Thailand.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km Mae Fah Luang - Chiang Rai International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 27.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 4060 Mae Fah Luang University
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Prices in Chiang Rai

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.37
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$12.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.56
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.67
 Cappuccino
$1.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$310
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$132
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$523
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$311
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1391
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1228
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.66
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.05
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.66
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.6
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6923

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