Canberra vs Dongguan - Cost of Living Comparison

Canberra Dongguan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1792
$787
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4156
$2015
🏠 One person rent
$1082
$287
🏘️ Family rent
$1794
$429
🍽️ Food expenses
$481
$251
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$156
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4970
$883
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
46 km
🎓 Higher education
30
68
😀 Quality of life
86
56
🏙️ Population
381K
10.5M

The cost of living in Canberra is 128% more expensive than in Dongguan. Cities ranked 2028th and 6108th ($1792 vs $787) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 34th in Australia and China, respectively. Check Australia vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.8 months in Canberra compared to 1.1 months in Dongguan. Canberra ranked 8th best city to live in Australia vs Dongguan ranked 24th in China, while ranked 188th and 5647th 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
$12.7
$3.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.4
$27.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.52
$4.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.33
$2.63
 Cappuccino
$3.31
$4.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.28
$0.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1116
$345
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$893
$219
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2083
$632
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1473
$304
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$99.3
$29.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$154
$45.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$45.1
$13.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.79%
5.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4443
$5938
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3083
$4431
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.16
$0.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$70.3
$44.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.9
$10.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$2.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.16
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$0.84
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.86
$2.42
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.61
$13.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.48
$3.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.5
$8.65
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$1.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$1.3
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.83
$1.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
$0.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.02
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.9
$11.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.66
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$2.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.9
$5.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.26
$5.22
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.38
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.08
$1.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.9
$61.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$6.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$59.7
$38.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.1
$6.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.6
$53.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$83.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1362
$443
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12552
$11084

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$1700
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$1386
187 km or 116 mi Wollongong
$1554
212 km or 132 mi Bathurst
$1558
223 km or 139 mi Orange
$1661
235 km or 146 mi Blacktown
$1581
238 km or 148 mi Parramatta
$1896
243 km or 151 mi Kellyville
$1656
247 km or 154 mi Sydney
$2294
261 km or 162 mi Dee Why
$1970
303 km or 188 mi Griffith
$1629
341 km or 212 mi Dubbo
$1445
357 km or 222 mi Shepparton
$1442
358 km or 222 mi Newcastle
$1798
397 km or 246 mi Traralgon
$1626
448 km or 278 mi Pakenham
$1631
454 km or 282 mi Berwick
$1562
459 km or 285 mi Dandenong
$1498
464 km or 288 mi Cranbourne
$1587
466 km or 289 mi South Yarra
$1589
466 km or 290 mi Bendigo
$1610
466 km or 290 mi Melbourne
$1968
470 km or 292 mi Sunbury
$1625
477 km or 297 mi Frankston
$1957
485 km or 302 mi Melton
$1633
488 km or 303 mi Tarneit
$1570
489 km or 304 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1682
531 km or 330 mi Geelong
$1708
535 km or 332 mi Ballarat
$1740
554 km or 344 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
583 km or 362 mi Armidale
$1677
649 km or 403 mi Mildura
$1622
669 km or 415 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
684 km or 425 mi Warrnambool
$1573
698 km or 434 mi Devonport
$1641
706 km or 438 mi Launceston
$1477
796 km or 495 mi Mount Gambier
$1181
852 km or 529 mi Byron Bay
$2199
858 km or 533 mi Hobart
$1648
902 km or 560 mi Toowoomba
$1462

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Distance City Cost of living
51 km or 32 mi Guangzhou
$995
65 km or 40 mi Shenzhen
$1134
66 km or 41 mi Foshan
$641
68 km or 43 mi Huizhou
$763
70 km or 44 mi Zhongshan
$663
86 km or 53 mi Jiangmen
$711
88 km or 54 mi Zhuhai
$675
93 km or 58 mi Kowloon
$2352
95 km or 59 mi Hong Kong
$2822
100 km or 62 mi Macau
$1613
100 km or 62 mi Qingyuan
$733
124 km or 77 mi Heyuan
$696
132 km or 82 mi Kaiping
$665
133 km or 83 mi Zhaoqing
$707
165 km or 103 mi Shanwei
$710
176 km or 109 mi Yunfu
$763
196 km or 122 mi Shaoguan
$688
226 km or 141 mi Yangjiang
$719
239 km or 148 mi Lianzhou
$651
249 km or 155 mi Puning
$700
253 km or 157 mi Wuzhou
$727
271 km or 168 mi Hezhou
$701
273 km or 170 mi Jieyang
$747
279 km or 173 mi Meizhou
$775
302 km or 188 mi Chaozhou
$648
303 km or 188 mi Shantou
$1051
315 km or 195 mi Chenzhou
$815
323 km or 201 mi Gaozhou
$686
329 km or 205 mi Maoming
$537
332 km or 206 mi Ganzhou
$792
372 km or 231 mi Yulin
$753
401 km or 249 mi Zhanjiang
$667
403 km or 250 mi Longyan
$691
424 km or 263 mi Guigang
$673
430 km or 267 mi Guilin
$539
430 km or 267 mi Zhangzhou
$751
437 km or 271 mi Yongzhou
$751
444 km or 276 mi Hengyang
$678
464 km or 288 mi Liuzhou
$698
467 km or 290 mi Laibin
$704