Asia

Bangkok

Thailand's bustling capital is an energetic mix of old and new, where modern skyscrapers rise up among street markets, traffic jams, golden temples and long-tail boats gliding along the royal river. Over 14 million people live and work within this sprawling urban area, considered not only Thailand's economic center but a regional finance and business hub. Once named the world's most visited city, Bangkok has something for everyone: from authentic street noodles and neon-lit nightlife, to air-conditioned malls and glass offices. Ranging between the familiar and the exotic, the city lives up to the local catchphrase: same same, but different.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
55
Earning level
61
Purchasing power
50
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Facts about Bangkok

Price Level Index
Bangkok
61.2
New York
100.0
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1
5
55
77
Earnings Level Index
Bangkok
18.5
New York
100.0
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1
7
61
77
Working Time
Bangkok
0/ 46.9m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
55
77
Purchasing Power Index
Bangkok
30.2
New York
100.0
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10
50
77
Did you know…
Locals call it Krung Thep, a shortened form of the city's actual name, which consists of 169 characters and translates to "City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra's behest."