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Wellington vs Bangkok
Wlg vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Wellington

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Wlg
Outside city centre
Bkk
Wlg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Wlg
Outside city centre
Bkk
Wlg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Wlg
Outside city centre
Bkk
Wlg

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Wellington
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Wellington

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Wlg

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Wlg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Wlg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Wlg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Wellington

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Wlg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Wellington

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Wlg
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Wlg
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Wlg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Wlg
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Wlg
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Wlg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Wellington
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Wellington

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Wlg
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Wlg

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Wlg
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Wlg

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Wellington

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Wlg

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Wlg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Wellington
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Wlg $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Wlg $4,070.74/mth