Changchun vs Meru - Cost of Living Comparison

Changchun Meru
🚶 Cost of living one person
$634
$422
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1841
$1090
🏠 One person rent
$270
$94.3
🏘️ Family rent
$518
$172
🍽️ Food expenses
$222
$193
🚐 Transport expenses
$69.2
$90.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1315
$395
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
1 km
69 km
🎓 Higher education
74
29
😀 Quality of life
58
36
🏙️ Population
9.07M
1.83M

The cost of living in Changchun is 50% more expensive than in Meru. Cities ranked 7261st and 8702nd ($634 vs $422) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 515th and 7th in China and Kenya, respectively. Check China vs Kenya comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Changchun compared to 0.9 months in Meru. Changchun ranked 19th best city to live in China vs Meru ranked 5th in Kenya, while ranked 5447th and 7689th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changchun vs Meru

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Changchun Meru
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.34
$3.35
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$15.9
$16.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.55
$4.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$1.68
 Cappuccino
$3.64
$0.85
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.33
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$294
$87.5
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$202
$52.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$621
$188
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$410
$118
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.9
$10.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.6
$15.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.4
$24.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.59%
16.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1787
$2512
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10379
$1439
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$1.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.36
$31.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.49
$7.93
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.34
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.09
$0.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$0.42
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.62
$1.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$4.18
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$7.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.2
$3.99
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$1.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$0.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.62
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.88
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.2
$5.03
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.59
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.07
$1.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.01
$2.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.96
$3.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.57
$0.99
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.42
$1.19
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$43.4
$37.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.46
$5.08
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.9
$17.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$3.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$26.1
$14.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.2
$32.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$413
$42.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22345
$3131

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$672
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109 km or 68 mi Jilin
$693
112 km or 69 mi Liaoyuan
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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

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$414
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$716
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$384
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$462
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$445
323 km or 201 mi Kisumu
$494
354 km or 220 mi Mumias
$443
378 km or 235 mi Moshi
$675
392 km or 244 mi Tororo
$491
395 km or 245 mi Arusha
$591
403 km or 250 mi Mbale
$469
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$350
496 km or 308 mi Jinja
$405
508 km or 316 mi Mombasa
$599
559 km or 347 mi Kira Town
$486
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$637
577 km or 359 mi Entebbe
$516
591 km or 367 mi Tanga
$599
600 km or 373 mi Mwanza
$555
666 km or 414 mi Gulu
$433
712 km or 442 mi Stone Town
$636
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$854
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$656
749 km or 465 mi Baidoa
$561
764 km or 475 mi Morogoro
$653
783 km or 486 mi Dar es Salaam
$796
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$659
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$470
840 km or 522 mi Bunia
$886
852 km or 529 mi Jimma
$603
852 km or 530 mi Kasese
$410
858 km or 533 mi Juba
$514
862 km or 536 mi Byumba
$668
873 km or 542 mi Kigali
$677
875 km or 544 mi Muyinga
$481
883 km or 549 mi Mogadishu
$828
907 km or 563 mi Ruhengeri
$600
911 km or 566 mi Ruyigi
$481
911 km or 566 mi Beni
$869
918 km or 570 mi Nyanza
$584