Phuket

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
43/263
Details
Large apartment$709.10
Medium apartment$561.10
Rent index [score]0.92
Small apartment$413.10

Cost of Living

8
61/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.30
A Cappuccino$2.70
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$0.49
Inflation [score]0.78
Lunch$5.10
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$43.00
Movie ticket$5.10
Price of a meal at a restaurant$26.29

Startups

2
238/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.10
Meetups groups1
Meetups members106
Number of startup events in the last 12 months3
Startup climate scene [score]0.27
Startups [score]0.27
Total number of startups16

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
187/260
Details
Airport hub32
Airport hub [score]0.21
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.15

Commute

4
202/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.58

Business Freedom

6
207/259
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]0.50
Time to open a business25.50
Time to open a business [score]0.72

Safety

7
182/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.38
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents16
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.93
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

7
141/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.80
Healthcare quality [score]0.71
Life expectancy (years)74.88
Life expectancy [score]0.49

Education

3
193/230
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)46
PISA ranking45
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.63
PISA reading (high school)44
PISA science (high school)45
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
224/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.62
Cleanliness [score]0.29
Drinking water quality [score]0.26
Urban greenery [score]0.27

Economy

2
244/258
Details
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
37/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.75
Income tax level [score]0.59
Profit tax (% of profit)0.33
Time overhead to file company taxes266
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

1
257/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)7.97
Internet access (download) [score]0.19
Internet access (upload) [score]0.11
Upload speed (Mbps)3.03

Leisure & Culture

5
159/263
Details
Art galleries112
Art galleries [score]0.49
Cinemas30
Cinemas [score]0.40
Comedy clubs22
Comedy clubs [score]0.55
Concert venues87
Concerts [score]0.56
Historical sites39
Historical sites [score]0.44
Museums61
Museums [score]0.62
Performing art venues41
Performing arts [score]0.48
Sport venues30
Sports [score]0.32
Zoos15
Zoos [score]0.78

Tolerance

5
208/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index54.95
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.55
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 legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.47

Outdoors

5
137/260
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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Costs of living

Costs of living in Phuket are in the 61st place of all 261 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.

Housing costs (USD)

$282$544
$413
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$52
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$17
Monthly public transport$43
Lunch$5
-53%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Phuket are above average. For this job type, Phuket ranks 132nd for salaries among 264 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)

$42,682
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

15.60
Guns per 100 people
1.55
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Phuket in position 217 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Phuket

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Married Couples Only

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Monsoon

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Phuket

Phuket (ภูเก็ต), pronounced (roughly) "pu-ged", is Thailand's largest island. It is 48 km in length, 21 km at its widest, and is in Southern Thailand, on the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline, suspended from the southern tip of Phang Nga province by a pair of short but substantial road bridges.

Phuket floats in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline, 862 km south of Bangkok.

Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoys a rich and colourful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign traders' ship's logs.

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