Brisbane vs Guangzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Brisbane Guangzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2299
$760
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4948
$2347
🏠 One person rent
$1338
$352
🏘️ Family rent
$1865
$845
🍽️ Food expenses
$553
$244
🚐 Transport expenses
$265
$76.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3389
$1143
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
66
97
😀 Quality of life
92
77
🏙️ Population
2.36M
18.7M

The cost of living in Brisbane is 203% more expensive than in Guangzhou. Cities ranked 845th and 6512th ($2299 vs $760) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 67th in Australia and China, respectively. Check Australia vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Brisbane compared to 1.5 months in Guangzhou. Brisbane ranked 4th best city to live in Australia vs Guangzhou ranked 6th in China, while ranked 71st and 651st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Brisbane vs Guangzhou

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Brisbane Guangzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.5
$3.48
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$72.9
$28.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.2
$4.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.79
$0.84
 Cappuccino
$3.66
$3.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.95
$0.42
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1345
$453
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1123
$269
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2210
$1229
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1486
$669
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$32.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$177
$50.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$56.7
$14
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
4.74%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9152
$11921
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6700
$5116
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.23
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$127
$16.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.1
$4.53
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.4
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.45
$1.95
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.19
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.06
$1.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.93
$9.66
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.57
$3.74
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.7
$11.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.28
$1.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.6
$1.35
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.35
$1.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.54
$1.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$0.78
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$1.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13
$12.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.25
$0.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$27
$3.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.18
$4.44
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.65
$4.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.47
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.33
$2.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42
$33.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13
$7.95
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.4
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.4
$8
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.3
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$124
$67.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1739
$632
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10882
$21121

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Cities near Brisbane

Distance City Cost of living
31 km or 19 mi Ipswich
$1782
45 km or 28 mi Caboolture
$1896
66 km or 41 mi Southport
$1991
71 km or 44 mi Gold Coast
$2147
75 km or 47 mi Caloundra
$1861
91 km or 57 mi Sunshine Coast
$1934
107 km or 66 mi Toowoomba
$1615
143 km or 89 mi Byron Bay
$2393
243 km or 151 mi Hervey Bay
$1845
299 km or 186 mi Bundaberg
$1496
315 km or 196 mi Coffs Harbour
$1360
362 km or 225 mi Armidale
$1711
441 km or 274 mi Gladstone
$1533
441 km or 274 mi Port Macquarie
$1923
520 km or 323 mi Rockhampton
$1365
618 km or 384 mi Newcastle
$1770
682 km or 424 mi Dubbo
$1520
719 km or 447 mi Dee Why
$1969
722 km or 449 mi Kellyville
$1836
730 km or 453 mi Blacktown
$1668
732 km or 455 mi Parramatta
$2039
733 km or 455 mi Sydney
$2564
740 km or 460 mi Bathurst
$1529
748 km or 465 mi Orange
$1486
801 km or 498 mi Wollongong
$1520
869 km or 540 mi Goulburn
$1722
945 km or 587 mi Canberra
$2267
1006 km or 625 mi Wagga Wagga
$1423
1009 km or 627 mi Griffith
$1612
1111 km or 690 mi Townsville
$1412
1224 km or 761 mi Shepparton
$1423
1278 km or 794 mi Mildura
$1530
1320 km or 820 mi Bendigo
$1367
1337 km or 831 mi Traralgon
$1713
1367 km or 849 mi Sunbury
$1724
1372 km or 853 mi Pakenham
$1756
1375 km or 855 mi Melbourne
$2266
1376 km or 855 mi Berwick
$1725
1376 km or 855 mi South Yarra
$1768
1377 km or 856 mi Dandenong
$1674

Cities near Guangzhou

Distance City Cost of living
19 km or 12 mi Foshan
$605
51 km or 32 mi Dongguan
$726
63 km or 39 mi Jiangmen
$692
65 km or 41 mi Qingyuan
$795
67 km or 42 mi Zhongshan
$576
83 km or 52 mi Zhaoqing
$766
100 km or 62 mi Zhuhai
$657
102 km or 63 mi Kaiping
$797
105 km or 65 mi Shenzhen
$1043
111 km or 69 mi Macau
$1601
118 km or 73 mi Huizhou
$608
127 km or 79 mi Yunfu
$798
131 km or 81 mi Kowloon
$2411
132 km or 82 mi Hong Kong
$2720
162 km or 100 mi Heyuan
$866
189 km or 117 mi Shaoguan
$819
194 km or 121 mi Yangjiang
$811
202 km or 126 mi Wuzhou
$788
205 km or 127 mi Lianzhou
$773
216 km or 134 mi Shanwei
$1073
225 km or 140 mi Hezhou
$771
281 km or 175 mi Gaozhou
$562
291 km or 181 mi Maoming
$495
298 km or 185 mi Chenzhou
$811
298 km or 185 mi Puning
$928
319 km or 198 mi Meizhou
$847
321 km or 199 mi Jieyang
$957
323 km or 201 mi Yulin
$664
345 km or 214 mi Ganzhou
$831
349 km or 217 mi Chaozhou
$808
352 km or 219 mi Shantou
$989
364 km or 226 mi Zhanjiang
$565
373 km or 232 mi Guigang
$644
384 km or 239 mi Guilin
$521
406 km or 252 mi Yongzhou
$626
414 km or 257 mi Liuzhou
$581
416 km or 259 mi Laibin
$592
424 km or 264 mi Hengyang
$607
440 km or 273 mi Longyan
$508
460 km or 286 mi Haikou
$620