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Bangkok vs Seattle
Bkk vs Sea

Average net salary (After tax)

Seattle
Bangkok

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Bkk
Outside city centre
Sea
Bkk

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Bkk
Outside city centre
Sea
Bkk

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sea
Bkk
Outside city centre
Sea
Bkk

Mortgage rates

Seattle
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seattle
Bangkok

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sea
Bkk

Mobile phone data

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

Sea
Bkk

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sea
Bkk

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sea
Bkk

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seattle
Bangkok

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sea
Bkk
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seattle
Bangkok

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sea
Bkk
Lettuce 1 head
Sea
Bkk
Tomatoes 1kg
Sea
Bkk

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sea
Bkk
Oranges 1 head
Sea
Bkk
Bananas 1kg
Sea
Bkk

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seattle
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seattle are 17.14% higher than in Bangkok

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sea
Bkk
Market 0.5L bottle
Sea
Bkk

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sea
Bkk
Market 0.33L bottle
Sea
Bkk

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seattle
5
Bangkok

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sea
Bkk

Summer dress

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

Sea
Bkk

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seattle
$15.33
Bangkok
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth