Beijing vs Canberra - Cost of Living Comparison

Beijing Canberra
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1254
$2217
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3503
$4997
🏠 One person rent
$730
$1374
🏘️ Family rent
$1543
$2181
🍽️ Food expenses
$293
$576
🚐 Transport expenses
$116
$125
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1565
$3272
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
100
30
😀 Quality of life
77
82
🏙️ Population
21.9M
381K

The cost of living in Beijing is 43% less expensive than in Canberra. Cities ranked 4012th and 363rd ($1254 vs $2217) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 6th and 3rd in China and Australia, respectively. Check China vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in Beijing compared to 1.5 months in Canberra. Beijing ranked 5th best city to live in China vs Canberra ranked 12th in Australia, while ranked 627th and 286th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Beijing vs Canberra

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Beijing Canberra
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.7
$17.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$34.8
$89.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.93
$8.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.74
$7.71
 Cappuccino
$4.88
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$2.76
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1041
$1364
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$592
$1137
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2376
$2378
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1254
$1803
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$29.9
$137
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.7
$209
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.8
$53.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.94%
4.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$18338
$6532
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9906
$5225
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.74
$2.77
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$37.1
$105
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.61
$15.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.22
$1.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.98
$1.34
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$2.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
$2.46
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.04
$4.33
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.7
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.83
$8.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
$16.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
$3.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$2.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$3.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$4.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$2.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$2.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.43
$2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.3
$13.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$4.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.62
$24.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.55
$6.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.65
$5.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.65
$2.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$2.18
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$56.4
$51.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.6
$12.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$42.3
$58.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$11.9
$14.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$71.5
$84.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$91.2
$127
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$989
$1719
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$28280
$14076

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Cities near Beijing

Distance City Cost of living
50 km or 31 mi Langfang
$711
58 km or 36 mi Zhuozhou
$658
58 km or 36 mi Sanhe
$665
78 km or 49 mi Gaobeidian
$664
87 km or 54 mi Bazhou
$666
109 km or 68 mi Tianjin
$786
135 km or 84 mi Renqiu
$671
137 km or 85 mi Zunhua
$671
139 km or 87 mi Baoding
$520
151 km or 94 mi Binhai
$706
155 km or 97 mi Tangshan
$762
163 km or 101 mi Zhangjiakou
$751
164 km or 102 mi Hejian
$672
176 km or 110 mi Chengde
$693
182 km or 113 mi Cangzhou
$756
189 km or 117 mi Huanghua
$663
189 km or 118 mi Anguo
$656
196 km or 122 mi Dingzhou
$680
197 km or 122 mi Qian'an
$670
198 km or 123 mi Luanzhou
$663
204 km or 127 mi Botou
$666
224 km or 139 mi Shenzhou
$665
228 km or 142 mi Xinle
$660
229 km or 142 mi Pingquan
$660
239 km or 148 mi Jinzhou
$663
241 km or 150 mi Xinji
$667
249 km or 155 mi Gaocheng
$668
249 km or 155 mi Hengshui
$796
252 km or 156 mi Laoling
$669
263 km or 164 mi Shijiazhuang
$547
265 km or 165 mi Datong
$787
272 km or 169 mi Jizhou
$655
273 km or 169 mi Qinhuangdao
$751
273 km or 170 mi Dezhou
$752
281 km or 175 mi Fengzhen
$649
282 km or 175 mi Huairen
$654
294 km or 183 mi Lingyuan
$662
296 km or 184 mi Nangong
$661
302 km or 187 mi Ulanqab
$693
314 km or 195 mi Binzhou
$675

Cities near Canberra

Distance City Cost of living
81 km or 50 mi Goulburn
$1607
161 km or 100 mi Wagga Wagga
$1445
187 km or 116 mi Wollongong
$1544
212 km or 132 mi Bathurst
$1540
223 km or 139 mi Orange
$1572
235 km or 146 mi Blacktown
$1562
238 km or 148 mi Parramatta
$1873
243 km or 151 mi Kellyville
$1719
247 km or 154 mi Sydney
$2397
261 km or 162 mi Dee Why
$2043
303 km or 188 mi Griffith
$1650
341 km or 212 mi Dubbo
$1502
357 km or 222 mi Shepparton
$1381
358 km or 222 mi Newcastle
$1778
397 km or 246 mi Traralgon
$1659
448 km or 278 mi Pakenham
$1659
454 km or 282 mi Berwick
$1561
459 km or 285 mi Dandenong
$1510
464 km or 288 mi Cranbourne
$1598
466 km or 289 mi South Yarra
$1747
466 km or 290 mi Bendigo
$1105
466 km or 290 mi Melbourne
$2154
470 km or 292 mi Sunbury
$1660
477 km or 297 mi Frankston
$1940
485 km or 302 mi Melton
$1654
488 km or 303 mi Tarneit
$1613
489 km or 304 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1583
531 km or 330 mi Geelong
$1764
535 km or 332 mi Ballarat
$1696
554 km or 344 mi Port Macquarie
$1982
583 km or 362 mi Armidale
$1663
649 km or 403 mi Mildura
$1563
669 km or 415 mi Coffs Harbour
$1361
684 km or 425 mi Warrnambool
$1557
698 km or 434 mi Devonport
$1615
706 km or 438 mi Launceston
$1441
796 km or 495 mi Mount Gambier
$1175
852 km or 529 mi Byron Bay
$2193
858 km or 533 mi Hobart
$1674
902 km or 560 mi Toowoomba
$1621