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Chiang Mai
Located in northern Thailand, this city has been one of the main remote worker hubs for over a decade. It's an ideal size, not too big and not too small. You can walk around the quaint old city and visit endless Buddhist temples and markets, and easily reach other parts of the city by scooter, tuk-tuk or taxi. Chiang Mai has everything you could possibly want in terms of accommodation, food, cafes, activities and nightlife, as well as options for day trips into the countryside. It's also always buzzing with remote workers from all over the world attracted to the low cost of living and friendly atmosphere.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 34780 974 934 ${ selected_currency } per month in Chiang Mai, with an average rent of 9782 274 263 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 9782 274 263
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 6025 169 162
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 3840 108 103
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 1600 45 43
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 3396 95 91
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 379 11 10
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 2133 60 57
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 710 20 19
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 350 10 9
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 280 8 8
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 270 8 7
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 2225 62 60
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 1460 41 39
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 1980 55 53
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 350 10 9
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 34780 974 934
Average weather in Chiang Mai
Most common months to visit: November - April
What to know
Population
1,166,978
Main airport
Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Language
Thai
Tap water
Not drinkable
Tipping
10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere
Taxi apps
Grab