Phuket

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
42/265
Details
Large apartment$760.00
Medium apartment$590.00
Rent index [score]0.89
Small apartment$410.00

Cost of Living

8
67/248
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$3.00
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$0.59
Inflation [score]0.76
Lunch$5.20
Monthly fitness club membership$48.00
Monthly public transport$14.00
Movie ticket$5.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$29.89

Startups

2
237/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.30
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co8
Meetups [score]0.10
Meetups groups3
Meetups members372
Number of startup events in the last 12 months17
Startup climate scene [score]0.39
Startups [score]0.25
Total number of startups11

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
190/266
Details
Airport hub32
Airport hub [score]0.21
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.15

Commute

5
193/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.55

Business Freedom

6
211/264
Details
Business freedom76.30
Business freedom [score]0.69
Freedom from corruption38.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.28
Lack of labor restrictions62.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.49
Time to open a business25.50
Time to open a business [score]0.71

Safety

6
207/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.23
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents16
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.92
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

5
219/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.29
Healthcare quality [score]0.71
Life expectancy (years)74.88
Life expectancy [score]0.49

Education

1
214/240
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test418.52
Country mean scores in PISA reading test441.22
Country mean scores in PISA science test444.00
PISA math ranking (high school)42
PISA ranking47
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.24
PISA reading (high school)43
PISA science (high school)43
Percent of happy students0.93
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.50
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.33
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.34
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.03
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.01

Environmental Quality

4
224/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.69
Cleanliness [score]0.27
Drinking water quality [score]0.17
Urban greenery [score]0.31

Economy

2
249/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area33.24
Currency for urban areaTHB
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.23
GDP per capita$14354.30
GDP per capita [score]0.24

Taxation

7
38/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.75
Income tax level [score]0.61
Profit tax (% of profit)0.33
Time overhead to file company taxes266
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

4
213/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)26.15
Internet access (download) [score]0.43
Internet access (upload) [score]0.29
Upload speed (Mbps)6.21

Leisure & Culture

5
181/264
Details
Art galleries112
Art galleries [score]0.48
Cinemas30
Cinemas [score]0.40
Comedy clubs22
Comedy clubs [score]0.55
Concert venues86
Concerts [score]0.57
Historical sites39
Historical sites [score]0.41
Museums61
Museums [score]0.55
Performing art venues40
Performing arts [score]0.48
Sport venues30
Sports [score]0.33
Zoos16
Zoos [score]0.80

Tolerance

5
218/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index61.15
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.61
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.42

Outdoors

5
144/266
Details
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)22.00
Water access [score]0.93
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Cost of living

Costs of living in Phuket are in the 67th place of all 248 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Phuket will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$48
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$17
Monthly public transport$14
Lunch$5
-50%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Phuket are below average. For this job type, Phuket ranks 153rd for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Phuket.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$36,981
Median salary
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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Monsoon

Average daily maximum temperature

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