Changchun vs Taichung - Cost of Living Comparison

Changchun Taichung
🚶 Cost of living one person
$634
$927
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1841
$2688
🏠 One person rent
$270
$308
🏘️ Family rent
$518
$733
🍽️ Food expenses
$222
$408
🚐 Transport expenses
$69.2
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1315
$1077
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
1 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
74
85
😀 Quality of life
58
81
🏙️ Population
9.07M
3.03M

The cost of living in Changchun is 32% less expensive than in Taichung. Cities ranked 7261st and 5627th ($634 vs $927) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 515th and 6th in China and Taiwan, respectively. Check China vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Changchun compared to 1.2 months in Taichung. Changchun ranked 19th best city to live in China vs Taichung ranked 5th in Taiwan, while ranked 5447th and 293rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changchun vs Taichung

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Changchun Taichung
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.34
$3.69
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$15.9
$26.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.55
$4.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$2.32
 Cappuccino
$3.64
$2.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.33
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$294
$314
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$202
$231
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$621
$772
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$410
$624
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.9
$35.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.6
$54.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.4
$25.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.59%
1.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1787
$5622
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10379
$3808
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.36
$41.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.49
$6.96
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.34
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.09
$3.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$1.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$3.43
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.62
$2.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$18.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$9.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.2
$19.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$5.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$2.65
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$3.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$3.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$2.23
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
$0.78
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.88
$1.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.2
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.59
$1.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.07
$3.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.01
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.96
$7.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.57
$2.06
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.42
$2.63
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$43.4
$32.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.46
$9.32
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.9
$46.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$15
👖 Brand Jeans
$26.1
$69.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.2
$63.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$413
$457
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22345
$14368

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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 Taichung

Distance City Cost of living
16 km or 10 mi Changhua
$842
26 km or 16 mi Nantou
$828
49 km or 31 mi Miaoli
$708
51 km or 32 mi Douliu
$827
78 km or 48 mi Chiayi
$882
79 km or 49 mi Hsinchu
$807
84 km or 52 mi Zhubei
$1006
96 km or 59 mi Taoyuan
$854
124 km or 77 mi New Taipei
$1064
129 km or 80 mi Yilan
$758
133 km or 82 mi Taipei
$1271
139 km or 86 mi Tainan
$859
154 km or 96 mi Keelung
$973
162 km or 101 mi Taitung
$1091
175 km or 108 mi Kaohsiung
$914
220 km or 137 mi Putian
$705
224 km or 139 mi Jinjiang
$702
227 km or 141 mi Quanzhou
$757
239 km or 149 mi Kinmen
$828
255 km or 159 mi Fuzhou
$700
264 km or 164 mi Xiamen
$828
303 km or 188 mi Ningde
$701
307 km or 191 mi Zhangzhou
$751
354 km or 220 mi Ishigaki
$1022
374 km or 232 mi Nanping
$684
383 km or 238 mi Longyan
$691
385 km or 239 mi Sanming
$694
403 km or 251 mi Rui'an
$687
413 km or 257 mi Shantou
$1051
414 km or 257 mi Chaozhou
$648
428 km or 266 mi Wenzhou
$968
442 km or 275 mi Jieyang
$747
461 km or 287 mi Meizhou
$775
467 km or 290 mi Puning
$700
473 km or 294 mi Miyakojima
$1022
476 km or 295 mi Wenling
$688
480 km or 298 mi Wuyishan
$642
484 km or 301 mi Lishui
$768
525 km or 326 mi Linhai
$675
548 km or 341 mi Shangrao
$765