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Bangkok vs Sydney
Bkk vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Bangkok

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Bkk
Outside city centre
Syd
Bkk

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Bkk
Outside city centre
Syd
Bkk

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Bkk
Outside city centre
Syd
Bkk

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Bangkok

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Bkk

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Bkk

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Bkk

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Bkk

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Bangkok

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Bkk
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Bangkok

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Bkk
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Bkk
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Bkk

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Bkk
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Bkk
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Bkk

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Bangkok

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Bkk
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Bkk

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Bkk
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Bkk

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Bangkok

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Bkk

Summer dress

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

Syd
Bkk

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Bangkok
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth