Changchun vs Ulaanbaatar - Cost of Living Comparison

Changchun Ulaanbaatar
🚶 Cost of living one person
$634
$546
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1841
$1460
🏠 One person rent
$270
$227
🏘️ Family rent
$518
$494
🍽️ Food expenses
$222
$222
🚐 Transport expenses
$69.2
$35.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1315
$332
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
1 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
74
41
😀 Quality of life
58
55
🏙️ Population
9.07M
1.4M

The cost of living in Changchun is 16% more expensive than in Ulaanbaatar. Cities ranked 7261st and 7945th ($634 vs $546) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 515th and 1st in China and Mongolia, respectively. Check China vs Mongolia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Changchun compared to 0.6 months in Ulaanbaatar. Changchun ranked 19th best city to live in China vs Ulaanbaatar ranked 1st in Mongolia, while ranked 5447th and 5782nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changchun vs Ulaanbaatar

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Changchun Ulaanbaatar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.34
$3.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$15.9
$21.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.55
$4.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$1.47
 Cappuccino
$3.64
$2.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.33
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$294
$279
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$202
$150
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$621
$615
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$410
$374
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.9
$38.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.6
$60
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.4
$12.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.59%
9.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1787
$1229
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10379
$829
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.36
$7.84
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.49
$4.03
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.34
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.09
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$0.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.62
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$7.11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$4.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.2
$5.02
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
$2.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.49
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$2.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$2.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$0.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.88
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.2
$8.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.59
$0.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.07
$1.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.01
$3.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.96
$3.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.57
$1.14
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.42
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$43.4
$54.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.46
$3.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.9
$12
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$4.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$26.1
$42.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.2
$70.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$413
$131
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22345
$6614

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
268 km or 167 mi Bulgan
$534
437 km or 272 mi Ulan-Ude
$775
520 km or 323 mi Irkutsk
$719
559 km or 347 mi Angarsk
$731
656 km or 408 mi Chita
$752
794 km or 493 mi Manzhouli
$645
798 km or 496 mi Bayannur
$693
835 km or 519 mi Xilinhot
$651
840 km or 522 mi Baotou
$625
875 km or 544 mi Hohhot
$652
914 km or 568 mi Ulanqab
$695
917 km or 570 mi Wuhai
$1167
934 km or 581 mi Ordos
$701
954 km or 593 mi Hulunbuir
$703
969 km or 602 mi Fengzhen
$643
985 km or 612 mi Bratsk
$736
992 km or 616 mi Shizuishan
$667
1008 km or 626 mi Datong
$794
1012 km or 629 mi Zhangjiakou
$748
1025 km or 637 mi Yakeshi
$648
1028 km or 639 mi Huairen
$647
1050 km or 652 mi Shenmu
$657
1051 km or 653 mi Yinchuan
$547
1051 km or 653 mi Shuozhou
$694
1094 km or 680 mi Lingwu
$643
1103 km or 685 mi Qingtongxia
$643
1106 km or 687 mi Wuzhong
$684
1113 km or 692 mi Jinchang
$655
1124 km or 698 mi Yuanping
$655
1126 km or 700 mi Zhangye
$679
1131 km or 703 mi Chifeng
$689
1131 km or 703 mi Jiuquan
$678
1156 km or 718 mi Xinzhou
$719
1164 km or 723 mi Wuwei
$694
1165 km or 724 mi Chengde
$697
1166 km or 724 mi Ulanhot
$648
1166 km or 724 mi Zhongwei
$676
1169 km or 726 mi Beijing
$1281
1169 km or 727 mi Yumen
$635
1176 km or 731 mi Zalantun
$647