Changsha vs Dresden - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Dresden
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$1125
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$2791
🏠 One person rent
$413
$548
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$1030
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$340
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$2474
😷 Air quality
Bad
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
94
70
😀 Quality of life
54
89
🏙️ Population
10M
555K

The cost of living in Changsha is 26% less expensive than in Dresden. Cities ranked 5988th and 4230th ($828 vs $1125) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 630th in China and Germany, respectively. Check China vs Germany comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 2.2 months in Dresden. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs Dresden ranked 17th in Germany, while ranked 5898th and 131st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Dresden

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Changsha Dresden
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$9.02
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$7.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$3.26
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$2.81
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$2.84
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$483
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$369
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$1036
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$745
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$128
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$200
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$27.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
1.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$4128
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$3483
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$2.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$62.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$18.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.81
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$0.88
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$1.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.55
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$2.4
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$11.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$7.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$10.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$2.31
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$0.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.61
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.64
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$5.85
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$0.66
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$8.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$2.22
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$1.25
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$1.46
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$30.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$9.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$47.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$12.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$79.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$85.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$224
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$10012

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40 km or 25 mi Xiangtan
$708
43 km or 27 mi Ningxiang
$683
43 km or 27 mi Zhuzhou
$820
76 km or 47 mi Yiyang
$739
79 km or 49 mi Liling
$676
107 km or 66 mi Pingxiang
$696
108 km or 67 mi Loudi
$733
131 km or 81 mi Yueyang
$749
140 km or 87 mi Lianyuan
$682
145 km or 90 mi Yichun
$747
149 km or 93 mi Linxiang
$661
150 km or 93 mi Hengyang
$678
157 km or 97 mi Changde
$770
162 km or 101 mi Lengshuijiang
$651
178 km or 111 mi Shishou
$661
182 km or 113 mi Shaoyang
$767
186 km or 116 mi Honghu
$669
192 km or 119 mi Jinshi
$643
197 km or 122 mi Xinyu
$680
198 km or 123 mi Chibi
$657
225 km or 140 mi Xianning
$711
231 km or 144 mi Ji'an
$747
237 km or 147 mi Yongzhou
$751
246 km or 153 mi Xiantao
$638
247 km or 153 mi Jingzhou
$693
249 km or 155 mi Songzi
$669
264 km or 164 mi Zhangjiajie
$690
267 km or 166 mi Chenzhou
$815
285 km or 177 mi Yidu
$653
285 km or 177 mi Hanchuan
$677
287 km or 178 mi Daye
$671
290 km or 180 mi Nanchang
$665
295 km or 183 mi Wuhan
$639
299 km or 186 mi Huangshi
$705
305 km or 189 mi Huaihua
$739
307 km or 191 mi Ezhou
$678
311 km or 193 mi Yingcheng
$662
311 km or 193 mi Huanggang
$763
311 km or 193 mi Wuxue
$664
314 km or 195 mi Dangyang
$661

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Distance City Cost of living
7.2 km or 4.5 mi Freital
$1221
7.7 km or 4.8 mi Radebeul
$1215
14 km or 8.9 mi Coswig
$1219
17 km or 11 mi Pirna
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Meissen
$1217
32 km or 20 mi Freiberg
$1136
42 km or 26 mi Riesa
$1214
44 km or 28 mi Decin
$872
44 km or 28 mi Dobeln
$1216
47 km or 29 mi Teplice
$900
48 km or 30 mi Usti nad Labem
$799
50 km or 31 mi Bautzen
$1149
51 km or 31 mi Litvinov
$889
55 km or 34 mi Senftenberg
$1221
56 km or 35 mi Hoyerswerda
$1216
61 km or 38 mi Most
$650
62 km or 39 mi Chemnitz
$1044
64 km or 40 mi Litomerice
$786
69 km or 43 mi Ceska Lipa
$892
69 km or 43 mi Chomutov
$701
72 km or 45 mi Limbach-Oberfrohna
$1216
73 km or 45 mi Spremberg
$1219
73 km or 46 mi Annaberg-Buchholz
$1032
74 km or 46 mi Grimma
$1218
76 km or 47 mi Torgau
$1213
77 km or 48 mi Zittau
$1215
87 km or 54 mi Glauchau
$1215
88 km or 55 mi Gorlitz
$1221
89 km or 55 mi Cottbus
$997
92 km or 57 mi Altenburg
$1175
95 km or 59 mi Zwickau
$969
98 km or 61 mi Liberec
$772
98 km or 61 mi Markkleeberg
$1217
100 km or 62 mi Leipzig
$1178
101 km or 63 mi Werdau
$1217
104 km or 65 mi Kladno
$864
107 km or 66 mi Jablonec nad Nisou
$801
108 km or 67 mi Mlada Boleslav
$999
110 km or 68 mi Karlovy Vary
$874
111 km or 69 mi Delitzsch
$1213