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Sydney vs Bangkok
Syd vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Sydney

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Syd
Outside city centre
Bkk
Syd

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Syd
Outside city centre
Bkk
Syd

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Syd
Outside city centre
Bkk
Syd

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Sydney

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Syd

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Syd

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Syd

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Syd

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Sydney

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Syd
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Sydney

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Syd
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Syd
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Syd

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Syd
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Syd
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Syd

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Sydney

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Syd
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Syd

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Syd
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Syd

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Sydney

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Syd

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Syd

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Sydney
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth