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Houston vs Bangkok
Hou vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Hou
Outside city centre
Bkk
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Hou
Outside city centre
Bkk
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Hou
Outside city centre
Bkk
Hou

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Hou

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth