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Cost of living

49% less expensive than Germany

You would need around €622.10 (24,019.75 THB) in Thailand to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with €1,219.80 in Germany (assuming you rent a place to live in both cities). This assumes net earnings (after income tax).


Source: Numbeo

Restaurants

65% less expensive than in Germany

If you eat out 4x a week in an inexpensive, and 1x a week in a mid-range restaurant you will pay €48.54 less in Thailand (€13.46) than in Germany (€62.00).

Germany
Thailand
Difference
Meal (inexpensive restaurant)
€10.00
(386.10 THB)
€1.42
(55.00 THB)
-86%
Meal (2 people, mid-range, three-course)
€44.00
(1,698.87 THB)
€15.53
(600.00 THB)
-65%
McMeal at McDonalds
€7.00
(270.27 THB)
€4.14
(160.00 THB)
-41%

Groceries

4% more expensive than in Germany

For monthly supply of groceries worth €203.30 in Germany you will pay €8.13 more in Thailand (€211.43). If you are an average smoker (1 pack per day), you'll spend €102.69 less on cigarettes each month than in Germany.

Germany
Thailand
Difference
Milk (1 liter)
€0.67
(25.86 THB)
€1.26
(48.80 THB)
+89%
Bread loaf (500 grams)
€1.23
(47.49 THB)
€0.97
(37.65 THB)
-21%
Rice (1 kilogram)
€1.53
(59.07 THB)
€1.01
(39.07 THB)
-34%
Eggs (12-pack)
€1.80
(69.49 THB)
€1.34
(51.78 THB)
-25%
Cheese (1 kilogram)
€6.67
(257.53 THB)
€15.29
(590.63 THB)
+129%
Chicken breasts (1 kilogram)
€7.32
(282.63 THB)
€2.52
(97.59 THB)
-65%
Beef round (1 kilogram)
€9.56
(369.11 THB)
€8.07
(311.63 THB)
-16%
Apples (1 kilogram)
€1.98
(76.44 THB)
€2.37
(91.82 THB)
+20%
Banana (1 kilogram)
€1.62
(62.54 THB)
€1.01
(39.00 THB)
-38%
Oranges (1 kilogram)
€1.84
(71.04 THB)
€1.68
(65.22 THB)
-8%
Tomato (1 kilogram)
€2.32
(89.57 THB)
€1.10
(42.49 THB)
-53%
Potato (1 kilogram)
€1.19
(45.94 THB)
€1.18
(45.81 THB)
0%
Onion (1 kilogram)
€1.16
(44.78 THB)
€0.87
(33.78 THB)
-25%
Lettuce (1 head)
€0.98
(37.83 THB)
€0.80
(30.95 THB)
-18%
Drinks
Cappuccino
€2.58
(99.61 THB)
€1.56
(60.37 THB)
-39%
Coca-Cola/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
€2.02
(77.99 THB)
€0.46
(17.87 THB)
-77%
Water bottle (1.5 liter bottle)
€0.39
(15.05 THB)
€0.41
(15.89 THB)
+6%
Wine (bottle, mid-range)
€5.00
(193.05 THB)
€12.94
(500.00 THB)
+159%
Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
€0.84
(32.43 THB)
€1.37
(53.15 THB)
+64%
Other
Cigarettes (pack, Marlboro)
€6.00
(231.66 THB)
€2.57
(99.50 THB)
-57%

Transportation

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Entertainment & shopping

24% less expensive than in Germany
Germany
Thailand
Difference
Gym membership (monthly)
€29.62
(1,143.65 THB)
€44.41
(1,714.84 THB)
+50%
Cinema ticket
€10.00
(386.10 THB)
€4.66
(180.00 THB)
-53%
Shopping
Jeans
€75.09
(2,899.28 THB)
€52.03
(2,009.17 THB)
-31%
Summer dress (chain store)
€33.00
(1,274.15 THB)
€26.57
(1,026.08 THB)
-19%
Nike running shoes
€84.44
(3,260.29 THB)
€70.70
(2,730.09 THB)
-16%
Men leather business shoes
€102.86
(3,971.50 THB)
€55.87
(2,157.50 THB)
-46%

Accommodation

43% lower rent than in Germany

To buy an 85m2 apartment in Thailand city centre you will need €202,478.61 which is €126,954.19 less than in Germany (€329,432.80), however to buy one outside of the city centre you will need €114,580.89 which is €108,595.11 less than in Germany (€223,176.00).

Rent (per month)
Germany
Thailand
Difference
Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre
€651.52
(25,155.68 THB)
€337.06
(13,014.51 THB)
-48%
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre
€475.40
(18,355.55 THB)
€183.72
(7,093.69 THB)
-61%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre
€1,225.94
(47,334.47 THB)
€887.97
(34,285.54 THB)
-28%
Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre
€905.44
(34,959.72 THB)
€459.96
(17,759.68 THB)
-49%
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Apartment in city centre (price per m2)
€3,875.68
(149,642.94 THB)
€2,382.10
(91,974.74 THB)
-39%
Apartment outside of centre (price per m2)
€2,625.60
(101,376.40 THB)
€1,348.01
(52,047.71 THB)
-49%

Utilities

32% less expensive than in Germany
Germany
Thailand
Difference
Mobile call per minute (prepaid)
€0.10
(3.86 THB)
€0.040
(1.75 THB)
-55%
Internet (monthly)
€23.90
(922.79 THB)
€16.17
(624.42 THB)
-32%

Salary

82% lower than in Germany
Germany
Thailand
Difference
Salary (net after tax)
€2,171.72
(83,851.75 THB)
€384.51
(14,846.57 THB)
-82%
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