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New York vs Bangkok
Nyc vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
New York

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Nyc
Outside city centre
Bkk
Nyc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Nyc
Outside city centre
Bkk
Nyc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Nyc
Outside city centre
Bkk
Nyc

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
New York
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
New York

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Nyc

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Nyc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Nyc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Nyc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
New York

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Nyc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
New York

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Nyc
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Nyc
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Nyc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Nyc
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Nyc
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Nyc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
New York
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in New York

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Nyc
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Nyc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Nyc
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Nyc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
New York

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Nyc

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Nyc

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
New York
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth