Calgary vs Chongqing - Cost of Living Comparison

Calgary Chongqing
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1881
$725
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4575
$2101
🏠 One person rent
$1024
$238
🏘️ Family rent
$1899
$422
🍽️ Food expenses
$554
$307
🚐 Transport expenses
$175
$72.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4161
$772
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
54
88
😀 Quality of life
93
55
🏙️ Population
1.24M
7.74M

The cost of living in Calgary is 159% more expensive than in Chongqing. Cities ranked 1847th and 6369th ($1881 vs $725) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 28th and 99th in Canada and China, respectively. Check Canada vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Calgary compared to 1.1 months in Chongqing. Calgary ranked 5th best city to live in Canada vs Chongqing ranked 28th in China, while ranked 48th and 5791st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Calgary vs Chongqing

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Calgary Chongqing
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$6.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.2
$25.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.63
$4.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.47
$3.43
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$4.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.75
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$958
$291
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$813
$161
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2064
$474
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1555
$322
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$37.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$57.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.2
$13
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.32%
5.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3153
$2871
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2857
$1924
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.82
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$18.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.6
$4.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.39
$0.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$2.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.26
$1.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$1.46
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.96
$2.31
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$14
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$6.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.8
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.04
$2.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.35
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$1.38
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.95
$1.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$0.91
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.55
$1.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.7
$17.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$0.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.5
$4.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$9.37
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.08
$4.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$1.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.05
$2.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.3
$45.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.5
$5.99
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$61.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$7.98
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.9
$81.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
$80.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$930
$373
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12409
$22110

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106 km or 66 mi Banff
$1868
137 km or 85 mi Red Deer
$1553
174 km or 108 mi Lethbridge
$1669
248 km or 154 mi Leduc
$1699
265 km or 165 mi Medicine Hat
$1439
278 km or 173 mi Spruce Grove
$1741
279 km or 173 mi Edmonton
$1692
357 km or 222 mi Sandpoint
$1556
402 km or 250 mi Kelowna
$1774
422 km or 262 mi Coeur d'Alene
$1994
426 km or 265 mi Post Falls
$1941
429 km or 266 mi Penticton
$1801
440 km or 273 mi Spokane Valley
$1943
442 km or 275 mi Kamloops
$1529
443 km or 275 mi Great Falls
$1902
452 km or 281 mi Spokane
$1886
466 km or 289 mi Missoula
$1766
517 km or 322 mi Helena
$1813
524 km or 325 mi Saskatoon
$1513
526 km or 327 mi Moscow
$1344
531 km or 330 mi Pullman
$1402
556 km or 345 mi Grande Prairie
$1734
560 km or 348 mi Lewiston
$1610
572 km or 355 mi Butte
$1341
579 km or 360 mi Moses Lake
$1911
600 km or 373 mi Chilliwack
$1872
603 km or 375 mi Moose Jaw
$1638
607 km or 377 mi Wenatchee
$1877
616 km or 382 mi Prince Albert
$1530
630 km or 391 mi Abbotsford
$1579
636 km or 395 mi Whistler
$2493
637 km or 396 mi Walla Walla
$1681
638 km or 396 mi Bozeman
$1971
641 km or 398 mi Maple Ridge
$1914
650 km or 404 mi Langley
$1837
650 km or 404 mi Pasco
$1628
651 km or 405 mi Coquitlam
$2071
654 km or 406 mi Bellingham
$2177
654 km or 406 mi Richland
$1880
655 km or 407 mi Fort McMurray
$1758

Cities near Chongqing

Distance City Cost of living
97 km or 60 mi Huaying
$650
103 km or 64 mi Guang'an
$722
120 km or 75 mi Longchang
$663
127 km or 79 mi Luzhou
$737
140 km or 87 mi Suining
$720
140 km or 87 mi Neijiang
$785
145 km or 90 mi Nanchong
$677
170 km or 106 mi Zigong
$688
183 km or 113 mi Shehong
$672
191 km or 119 mi Ziyang
$710
194 km or 120 mi Renhuai
$665
201 km or 125 mi Yibin
$731
208 km or 129 mi Dazhou
$719
209 km or 130 mi Zunyi
$733
211 km or 131 mi Jianyang
$678
232 km or 144 mi Langzhong
$668
249 km or 154 mi Lichuan
$667
258 km or 160 mi Bazhong
$721
264 km or 164 mi Meishan
$714
265 km or 165 mi Chengdu
$752
266 km or 165 mi Leshan
$721
266 km or 166 mi Guanghan
$662
268 km or 167 mi Deyang
$724
272 km or 169 mi Mianyang
$566
277 km or 172 mi Bijie
$768
285 km or 177 mi Shifang
$652
292 km or 181 mi Emeishan
$652
294 km or 183 mi Pengzhou
$668
298 km or 185 mi Enshi
$670
298 km or 185 mi Mianzhu
$657
298 km or 185 mi Chongzhou
$664
300 km or 186 mi Jiangyou
$670
309 km or 192 mi Qionglai
$662
316 km or 196 mi Wanyuan
$653
320 km or 199 mi Dujiangyan
$664
327 km or 203 mi Guangyuan
$710
331 km or 206 mi Guiyang
$603
331 km or 206 mi Tongren
$717
342 km or 212 mi Ya'an
$693
342 km or 213 mi Jishou
$646