Changchun vs Guangzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Changchun Guangzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$634
$995
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1841
$2664
🏠 One person rent
$270
$512
🏘️ Family rent
$518
$924
🍽️ Food expenses
$222
$280
🚐 Transport expenses
$69.2
$99.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1315
$1257
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
1 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
74
97
😀 Quality of life
58
75
🏙️ Population
9.07M
18.7M

The cost of living in Changchun is 36% less expensive than in Guangzhou. Cities ranked 7261st and 5389th ($634 vs $995) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 515th and 11th in China.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Changchun compared to 1.3 months in Guangzhou. Ranked 19th vs 5th best cities to live in China, and 5447th vs 737th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changchun vs Guangzhou

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Changchun Guangzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.34
$4.33
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$15.9
$31.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.55
$4.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$3.49
 Cappuccino
$3.64
$4.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.33
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$294
$635
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$202
$410
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$621
$1251
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$410
$743
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.9
$42.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.6
$64.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.4
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.59%
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1787
$13733
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10379
$5739
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.36
$29.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.49
$5.41
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.34
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.09
$2.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$1.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.62
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$5.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.2
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$0.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.04
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.88
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.2
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.59
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.07
$3.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.01
$4.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.96
$5.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.57
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.42
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$43.4
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.46
$7.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.9
$48.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$9.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$26.1
$70.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.2
$90.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$413
$619
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22345
$25579

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Distance City Cost of living
54 km or 34 mi Gongzhuling
$680
81 km or 50 mi Dehui
$672
105 km or 65 mi Siping
$696
109 km or 68 mi Jilin
$693
112 km or 69 mi Liaoyuan
$680
127 km or 79 mi Panshi
$649
138 km or 86 mi Fuyu
$668
143 km or 89 mi Shuangliao
$654
148 km or 92 mi Yushu
$683
150 km or 93 mi Shulan
$663
157 km or 98 mi Meihekou
$663
162 km or 100 mi Huadian
$654
173 km or 107 mi Jiaohe
$654
178 km or 111 mi Kaiyuan
$659
193 km or 120 mi Da'an
$655
210 km or 131 mi Wuchang
$673
211 km or 131 mi Diaobingshan
$643
211 km or 131 mi Tieling
$717
235 km or 146 mi Harbin
$748
238 km or 148 mi Tongliao
$715
240 km or 149 mi Baishan
$683
248 km or 154 mi Zhaodong
$663
250 km or 155 mi Fushun
$481
250 km or 155 mi Taonan
$655
251 km or 156 mi Dunhua
$653
263 km or 163 mi Shangzhi
$662
267 km or 166 mi Baicheng
$701
271 km or 169 mi Linjiang
$635
274 km or 170 mi Shenyang
$614
279 km or 173 mi Anda
$658
287 km or 178 mi Xinmin
$664
300 km or 187 mi Daqing
$661
313 km or 194 mi Benxi
$682
315 km or 196 mi Dengta
$657
319 km or 198 mi Ji'an
$643
335 km or 208 mi Suihua
$728
337 km or 209 mi Liaoyang
$690
343 km or 213 mi Helong
$640
344 km or 214 mi Ning'an
$655
345 km or 214 mi Ulanhot
$648

Cities near Guangzhou

Distance City Cost of living
19 km or 12 mi Foshan
$641
51 km or 32 mi Dongguan
$787
63 km or 39 mi Jiangmen
$711
65 km or 41 mi Qingyuan
$733
67 km or 42 mi Zhongshan
$663
83 km or 52 mi Zhaoqing
$707
100 km or 62 mi Zhuhai
$675
102 km or 63 mi Kaiping
$665
105 km or 65 mi Shenzhen
$1134
111 km or 69 mi Macau
$1613
118 km or 73 mi Huizhou
$763
127 km or 79 mi Yunfu
$763
131 km or 81 mi Kowloon
$2352
132 km or 82 mi Hong Kong
$2822
162 km or 100 mi Heyuan
$696
189 km or 117 mi Shaoguan
$688
194 km or 121 mi Yangjiang
$719
202 km or 126 mi Wuzhou
$727
205 km or 127 mi Lianzhou
$651
216 km or 134 mi Shanwei
$710
225 km or 140 mi Hezhou
$701
281 km or 175 mi Gaozhou
$686
291 km or 181 mi Maoming
$537
298 km or 185 mi Chenzhou
$815
298 km or 185 mi Puning
$700
319 km or 198 mi Meizhou
$775
321 km or 199 mi Jieyang
$747
323 km or 201 mi Yulin
$753
345 km or 214 mi Ganzhou
$792
349 km or 217 mi Chaozhou
$648
352 km or 219 mi Shantou
$1051
364 km or 226 mi Zhanjiang
$667
373 km or 232 mi Guigang
$673
384 km or 239 mi Guilin
$539
406 km or 252 mi Yongzhou
$751
414 km or 257 mi Liuzhou
$698
416 km or 259 mi Laibin
$704
424 km or 264 mi Hengyang
$678
440 km or 273 mi Longyan
$691
460 km or 286 mi Haikou
$608