Canberra vs Suzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Canberra Suzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1792
$921
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4156
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$1082
$399
🏘️ Family rent
$1794
$673
🍽️ Food expenses
$481
$335
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$72.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4970
$967
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
19 km
🎓 Higher education
30
69
😀 Quality of life
86
69
🏙️ Population
381K
12.7M

The cost of living in Canberra is 95% more expensive than in Suzhou. Cities ranked 2028th and 5651st ($1792 vs $921) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 13th 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 Suzhou. Canberra ranked 8th best city to live in Australia vs Suzhou ranked 14th in China, while ranked 188th and 2741st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Canberra vs Suzhou

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Canberra Suzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.7
$5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.4
$27.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.52
$5.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.33
$3.16
 Cappuccino
$3.31
$4.62
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.28
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1116
$532
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$893
$302
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2083
$1047
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1473
$492
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$99.3
$35.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$154
$55.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$45.1
$15.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.79%
4.62%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4443
$5916
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3083
$1658
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.16
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$70.3
$13.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.9
$4.63
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$2.29
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.16
$2.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$1.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.86
$2.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.61
$14.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.48
$4.95
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.5
$16.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$2.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$2.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.83
$2.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.02
$1.85
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.9
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.66
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$23.6
$3.67
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.9
$14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.26
$5.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.38
$1.38
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.08
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.9
$29.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$6.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$59.7
$81.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.1
$8.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.6
$54.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$93
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1362
$608
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12552
$29097

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$1896
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$1970
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$1629
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$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
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$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
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$1181
852 km or 529 mi Byron Bay
$2199
858 km or 533 mi Hobart
$1648
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$1462

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Distance City Cost of living
35 km or 22 mi Kunshan
$699
40 km or 25 mi Changshu
$689
43 km or 27 mi Wuxi
$861
49 km or 31 mi Taicang
$677
63 km or 39 mi Jiaxing
$730
64 km or 40 mi Zhangjiagang
$686
69 km or 43 mi Huzhou
$720
75 km or 47 mi Jiangyin
$681
76 km or 47 mi Yixing
$678
80 km or 50 mi Nantong
$1047
82 km or 51 mi Shanghai
$1413
83 km or 52 mi Changzhou
$782
84 km or 52 mi Haimen
$673
85 km or 53 mi Jingjiang
$665
88 km or 55 mi Pudong
$759
109 km or 68 mi Liyang
$666
112 km or 70 mi Taixing
$678
114 km or 71 mi Qidong
$677
120 km or 75 mi Rugao
$682
123 km or 77 mi Guangde
$657
125 km or 78 mi Hangzhou
$882
125 km or 78 mi Danyang
$669
129 km or 80 mi Yangzhong
$649
137 km or 85 mi Hai'an
$669
145 km or 90 mi Shaoxing
$745
148 km or 92 mi Taizhou
$696
149 km or 93 mi Zhenjiang
$588
156 km or 97 mi Jurong
$664
164 km or 102 mi Yangzhou
$709
173 km or 107 mi Ningguo
$651
175 km or 109 mi Yizheng
$660
175 km or 109 mi Dongtai
$675
182 km or 113 mi Xuancheng
$732
182 km or 113 mi Ningbo
$809
194 km or 120 mi Nanjing
$817
196 km or 122 mi Xinghua
$682
198 km or 123 mi Gaoyou
$669
202 km or 125 mi Zhoushan
$680
214 km or 133 mi Wuhu
$839
216 km or 134 mi Tianchang
$661