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Bangkok vs Rio De Janeiro
Bkk vs Rio

Average net salary (After tax)

Rio de Janeiro
Bangkok

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Rio
Bkk
Outside city centre
Rio
Bkk

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Rio
Bkk
Outside city centre
Rio
Bkk

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Rio
Bkk
Outside city centre
Rio
Bkk

Mortgage rates

Rio de Janeiro
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Rio de Janeiro
Bangkok

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Rio
Bkk

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Rio
Bkk

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Rio
Bkk

Monthly pass

Regular price

Rio
Bkk

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Rio de Janeiro
Bangkok

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Rio
Bkk
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Rio
Bkk
White bread 500g
Rio
Bkk
Eggs 12
Rio
Bkk
White rice 1kg
Rio
Bkk

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Rio de Janeiro
Bangkok

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Rio
Bkk
Beef round 1kg
Rio
Bkk
Local cheese 1kg
Rio
Bkk

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Rio
Bkk
Lettuce 1 head
Rio
Bkk
Tomatoes 1kg
Rio
Bkk

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Rio
Bkk
Oranges 1 head
Rio
Bkk
Bananas 1kg
Rio
Bkk

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Rio $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Rio $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Rio de Janeiro
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Rio de Janeiro are 17.14% higher than in Bangkok

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Rio $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Rio $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Rio $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Rio
Bkk
Market 0.5L bottle
Rio
Bkk

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Rio
Bkk
Market 0.33L bottle
Rio
Bkk

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Rio de Janeiro
5
Bangkok

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Rio
Bkk

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Rio
Bkk

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Rio
Bkk
1 pair men's leather shoes
Rio
Bkk

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Rio de Janeiro
$15.33
Bangkok
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Rio $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Rio $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth