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Panama City vs Bangkok
Pan vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Panama City

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Pan
Outside city centre
Bkk
Pan

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Pan
Outside city centre
Bkk
Pan

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Pan
Outside city centre
Bkk
Pan

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Panama City
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Panama City

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Pan

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Pan

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Pan

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Pan

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Panama City

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Pan
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Panama City

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Pan
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Pan
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Pan

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Pan
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Pan
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Pan

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Panama City
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Panama City

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Pan
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Pan

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Pan
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Pan

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Panama City

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Pan

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Pan

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Panama City
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth