Canberra vs Suzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

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Canberra Suzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2505
$1114
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5551
$3456
🏠 One person rent
$1584
$436
🏘️ Family rent
$2540
$910
🍽️ Food expenses
$631
$439
🚐 Transport expenses
$136
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2822
$950
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
19 km
🎓 Higher education
30
70
😀 Quality of life
81
67
🏙️ Population
381K
12.7M

The cost of living in Canberra is 125% more expensive than in Suzhou. Cities ranked 692nd and 4673rd ($2505 vs $1114) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 7th 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 0.9 months in Suzhou. Canberra ranked 7th best city to live in Australia vs Suzhou ranked 21st in China, while ranked 355th and 3763rd 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
$32.8
$4.18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$38.7
$64.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.82
$6.25
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.82
$4.67
 Cappuccino
$3.77
$4.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.79
$1.86
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1607
$557
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1296
$317
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2730
$1409
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2105
$657
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$155
$57.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$239
$89.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$13.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.46%
4.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8187
$5545
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6881
$4350
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.92
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$117
$32.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.3
$4.92
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.36
$1.22
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.77
$2.91
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.43
$3.42
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.84
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.48
$3.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.02
$6.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.8
$19.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.43
$3.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$2.62
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$4.08
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.78
$1.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.63
$1.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$1.69
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.54
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.79
$1.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.1
$28.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.19
$1.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$25.9
$6.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.54
$5.4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.96
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.97
$2.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$67.4
$79.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.6
$10
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$51
$72.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$7.99
👖 Brand Jeans
$97.9
$87.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$136
$97.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1868
$1828
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15089
$22406

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$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 Suzhou

Distance City Cost of living
35 km or 22 mi Kunshan
$800
40 km or 25 mi Changshu
$752
43 km or 27 mi Wuxi
$672
49 km or 31 mi Taicang
$753
63 km or 39 mi Jiaxing
$602
64 km or 40 mi Zhangjiagang
$687
69 km or 43 mi Huzhou
$715
75 km or 47 mi Jiangyin
$699
76 km or 47 mi Yixing
$719
80 km or 50 mi Nantong
$659
82 km or 51 mi Shanghai
$1202
83 km or 52 mi Changzhou
$735
84 km or 52 mi Haimen
$695
85 km or 53 mi Jingjiang
$687
88 km or 55 mi Pudong
$1077
109 km or 68 mi Liyang
$707
112 km or 70 mi Taixing
$671
114 km or 71 mi Qidong
$780
120 km or 75 mi Rugao
$691
123 km or 77 mi Guangde
$719
125 km or 78 mi Hangzhou
$829
125 km or 78 mi Danyang
$630
129 km or 80 mi Yangzhong
$623
137 km or 85 mi Hai'an
$689
145 km or 90 mi Shaoxing
$762
148 km or 92 mi Taizhou
$638
149 km or 93 mi Zhenjiang
$532
156 km or 97 mi Jurong
$656
164 km or 102 mi Yangzhou
$640
173 km or 107 mi Ningguo
$732
175 km or 109 mi Yizheng
$622
175 km or 109 mi Dongtai
$722
182 km or 113 mi Xuancheng
$801
182 km or 113 mi Ningbo
$683
194 km or 120 mi Nanjing
$749
196 km or 122 mi Xinghua
$719
198 km or 123 mi Gaoyou
$657
202 km or 125 mi Zhoushan
$700
214 km or 133 mi Wuhu
$916
216 km or 134 mi Tianchang
$653