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Seattle vs Bangkok
Sea vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Seattle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Sea
Outside city centre
Bkk
Sea

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Sea
Outside city centre
Bkk
Sea

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Sea
Outside city centre
Bkk
Sea

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Seattle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Sea

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Sea

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Sea

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Sea

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Seattle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Sea
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Seattle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Sea
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Sea
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Sea

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Sea
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Sea
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Sea

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Seattle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Seattle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Sea
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Sea

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Sea
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Sea

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Seattle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Sea

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Sea

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Seattle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Sea $4,070.74/mth