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Darwin vs Bangkok
Drw vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Darwin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Drw
Outside city centre
Bkk
Drw

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Drw
Outside city centre
Bkk
Drw

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Drw
Outside city centre
Bkk
Drw

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Darwin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Drw

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Drw

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Drw

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Drw

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Darwin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Drw
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Darwin

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Drw
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Drw
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Drw

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Drw
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Drw
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Drw

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Darwin

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Drw
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Drw

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Drw
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Drw

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Darwin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Drw

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Drw

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Darwin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth