Canberra vs Shenzhen - Cost of Living Comparison

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Canberra Shenzhen
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2505
$959
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5551
$2799
🏠 One person rent
$1584
$491
🏘️ Family rent
$2540
$1128
🍽️ Food expenses
$631
$276
🚐 Transport expenses
$136
$95.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2822
$1543
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
30
95
😀 Quality of life
81
79
🏙️ Population
381K
17.5M

The cost of living in Canberra is 161% more expensive than in Shenzhen. Cities ranked 692nd and 5682nd ($2505 vs $959) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 16th 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 1.6 months in Shenzhen. Canberra ranked 7th best city to live in Australia vs Shenzhen ranked 3rd in China, while ranked 355th and 436th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Canberra vs Shenzhen

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Canberra Shenzhen
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$32.8
$3.84
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$38.7
$31
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.82
$5.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.82
$1.13
 Cappuccino
$3.77
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.79
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1607
$662
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1296
$380
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2730
$1631
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2105
$907
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$155
$38.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$239
$59.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$16.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.46%
4.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8187
$13333
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6881
$7504
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.92
$0.56
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$117
$28
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.3
$4.62
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.36
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.77
$2.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.43
$2.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.48
$2.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.02
$4.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.8
$13.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.43
$1.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$1.69
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.78
$1.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.63
$1.04
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$1.16
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.54
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.79
$1.22
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.1
$14.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.19
$0.9
🚬 Cigarette pack
$25.9
$3.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$5.37
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.54
$6.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.96
$1.64
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.97
$1.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$67.4
$44.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.6
$8.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$51
$34
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$8.04
👖 Brand Jeans
$97.9
$69
👟 Brand Sneakers
$136
$80.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1868
$616
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15089
$23501

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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 Shenzhen

Distance City Cost of living
28 km or 17 mi Kowloon
$2414
30 km or 19 mi Hong Kong
$2638
58 km or 36 mi Zhuhai
$628
65 km or 40 mi Dongguan
$600
66 km or 41 mi Macau
$1568
72 km or 45 mi Zhongshan
$486
74 km or 46 mi Huizhou
$853
100 km or 62 mi Jiangmen
$827
105 km or 65 mi Guangzhou
$759
112 km or 69 mi Foshan
$580
134 km or 83 mi Shanwei
$1099
142 km or 88 mi Kaiping
$824
150 km or 93 mi Heyuan
$904
164 km or 102 mi Qingyuan
$790
174 km or 108 mi Zhaoqing
$806
212 km or 131 mi Yunfu
$849
228 km or 142 mi Yangjiang
$883
233 km or 145 mi Puning
$746
256 km or 159 mi Shaoguan
$873
262 km or 163 mi Jieyang
$726
286 km or 178 mi Shantou
$598
288 km or 179 mi Meizhou
$819
292 km or 182 mi Chaozhou
$598
299 km or 186 mi Wuzhou
$835
303 km or 188 mi Lianzhou
$784
330 km or 205 mi Hezhou
$796
337 km or 209 mi Gaozhou
$847
337 km or 210 mi Maoming
$880
377 km or 234 mi Ganzhou
$831
378 km or 235 mi Chenzhou
$759
401 km or 249 mi Yulin
$820
405 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$787
415 km or 258 mi Longyan
$754
428 km or 266 mi Zhangzhou
$785
460 km or 286 mi Guigang
$746
464 km or 288 mi Xiamen
$802
477 km or 297 mi Haikou
$631
485 km or 301 mi Kinmen
$853
489 km or 304 mi Guilin
$537
502 km or 312 mi Yongzhou
$592