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Tokyo vs Bangkok
Tyo vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Tokyo

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Tyo
Outside city centre
Bkk
Tyo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Tyo
Outside city centre
Bkk
Tyo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Tyo
Outside city centre
Bkk
Tyo

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Tokyo

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Tyo

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Tyo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Tyo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Tyo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Tokyo

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Tyo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Tokyo

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Tyo
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Tyo
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Tyo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Tyo
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Tyo
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Tyo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Tokyo

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Tyo
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Tyo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Tyo
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Tyo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Tokyo

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Tyo

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Tyo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Tokyo
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth