Canberra vs Dongguan - Cost of Living Comparison

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Canberra Dongguan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2505
$600
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5551
$1800
🏠 One person rent
$1584
$184
🏘️ Family rent
$2540
$374
🍽️ Food expenses
$631
$242
🚐 Transport expenses
$136
$87.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2822
$836
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
46 km
🎓 Higher education
30
68
😀 Quality of life
81
71
🏙️ Population
381K
10.5M

The cost of living in Canberra is 317% more expensive than in Dongguan. Cities ranked 692nd and 7687th ($2505 vs $600) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 333rd in Australia and China, respectively. Check Australia vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Canberra compared to 1.4 months in Dongguan. Canberra ranked 7th best city to live in Australia vs Dongguan ranked 10th in China, while ranked 355th and 2299th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Canberra vs Dongguan

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Canberra Dongguan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$32.8
$2.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$38.7
$25.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.82
$4.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.82
$0.76
 Cappuccino
$3.77
$3.46
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.79
$0.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1607
$191
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1296
$127
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2730
$423
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2105
$284
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$155
$33.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$239
$52.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$9.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.46%
4.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8187
$5621
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6881
$3254
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.92
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$117
$24.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.3
$4.29
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.36
$1.2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.77
$2.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.43
$1.41
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$0.84
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.48
$2.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.02
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.8
$10.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.43
$1.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$1.35
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$1.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.78
$1.17
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.63
$0.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.54
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.79
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.1
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.19
$0.9
🚬 Cigarette pack
$25.9
$2.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$4.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.54
$7
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.96
$1.24
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.97
$1.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$67.4
$38.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.6
$5.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$51
$49.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$7.18
👖 Brand Jeans
$97.9
$47.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$136
$76.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1868
$407
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15089
$16716

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Distance City Cost of living
81 km or 50 mi Goulburn
$1720
161 km or 100 mi Wagga Wagga
$1460
187 km or 116 mi Wollongong
$1441
212 km or 132 mi Bathurst
$1613
223 km or 139 mi Orange
$1617
235 km or 146 mi Blacktown
$1635
238 km or 148 mi Parramatta
$1883
243 km or 151 mi Kellyville
$1798
247 km or 154 mi Sydney
$2708
261 km or 162 mi Dee Why
$2018
303 km or 188 mi Griffith
$1648
341 km or 212 mi Dubbo
$1417
357 km or 222 mi Shepparton
$1684
358 km or 222 mi Newcastle
$1472
397 km or 246 mi Traralgon
$1725
448 km or 278 mi Pakenham
$1734
454 km or 282 mi Berwick
$1733
459 km or 285 mi Dandenong
$1694
464 km or 288 mi Cranbourne
$1708
466 km or 289 mi South Yarra
$1715
466 km or 290 mi Bendigo
$1321
466 km or 290 mi Melbourne
$2419
470 km or 292 mi Sunbury
$1756
477 km or 297 mi Frankston
$1728
485 km or 302 mi Melton
$1711
488 km or 303 mi Tarneit
$1665
489 km or 304 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1681
531 km or 330 mi Geelong
$1683
535 km or 332 mi Ballarat
$1331
554 km or 344 mi Port Macquarie
$1704
583 km or 362 mi Armidale
$1529
649 km or 403 mi Mildura
$1469
669 km or 415 mi Coffs Harbour
$1487
684 km or 425 mi Warrnambool
$1649
698 km or 434 mi Devonport
$1820
706 km or 438 mi Launceston
$1724
796 km or 495 mi Mount Gambier
$1624
852 km or 529 mi Byron Bay
$1872
858 km or 533 mi Hobart
$2296
902 km or 560 mi Toowoomba
$1542

Cities near Dongguan

Distance City Cost of living
51 km or 32 mi Guangzhou
$759
65 km or 40 mi Shenzhen
$959
66 km or 41 mi Foshan
$580
68 km or 43 mi Huizhou
$853
70 km or 44 mi Zhongshan
$486
86 km or 53 mi Jiangmen
$827
88 km or 54 mi Zhuhai
$628
93 km or 58 mi Kowloon
$2414
95 km or 59 mi Hong Kong
$2638
100 km or 62 mi Macau
$1568
100 km or 62 mi Qingyuan
$790
124 km or 77 mi Heyuan
$904
132 km or 82 mi Kaiping
$824
133 km or 83 mi Zhaoqing
$806
165 km or 103 mi Shanwei
$1099
176 km or 109 mi Yunfu
$849
196 km or 122 mi Shaoguan
$873
226 km or 141 mi Yangjiang
$883
239 km or 148 mi Lianzhou
$784
249 km or 155 mi Puning
$746
253 km or 157 mi Wuzhou
$835
271 km or 168 mi Hezhou
$796
273 km or 170 mi Jieyang
$726
279 km or 173 mi Meizhou
$819
302 km or 188 mi Chaozhou
$598
303 km or 188 mi Shantou
$598
315 km or 195 mi Chenzhou
$759
323 km or 201 mi Gaozhou
$847
329 km or 205 mi Maoming
$880
332 km or 206 mi Ganzhou
$831
372 km or 231 mi Yulin
$820
401 km or 249 mi Zhanjiang
$787
403 km or 250 mi Longyan
$754
424 km or 263 mi Guigang
$746
430 km or 267 mi Guilin
$537
430 km or 267 mi Zhangzhou
$785
437 km or 271 mi Yongzhou
$592
444 km or 276 mi Hengyang
$537
464 km or 288 mi Liuzhou
$606
467 km or 290 mi Laibin
$619