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Bangkok vs Wellington
Bkk vs Wlg

Average net salary (After tax)

Wellington
Bangkok

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Bkk
Outside city centre
Wlg
Bkk

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Bkk
Outside city centre
Wlg
Bkk

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Wlg
Bkk
Outside city centre
Wlg
Bkk

Mortgage rates

Wellington
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Wellington
Bangkok

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Wlg
Bkk

Mobile phone data

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

Wlg
Bkk

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Wlg
Bkk

Monthly pass

Regular price

Wlg
Bkk

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Wellington
Bangkok

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Wlg
Bkk
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Wellington
Bangkok

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Wlg
Bkk
Lettuce 1 head
Wlg
Bkk
Tomatoes 1kg
Wlg
Bkk

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Wlg
Bkk
Oranges 1 head
Wlg
Bkk
Bananas 1kg
Wlg
Bkk

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Wellington
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 17.14% higher than in Bangkok

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Wlg
Bkk
Market 0.5L bottle
Wlg
Bkk

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Bkk
Market 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Bkk

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Wellington
5
Bangkok

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Wlg
Bkk

Summer dress

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

Wlg
Bkk

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Wellington
$15.33
Bangkok
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth