Changsha vs Guangzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Guangzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$995
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$2664
🏠 One person rent
$413
$512
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$924
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$280
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$99.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$1257
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
94
97
😀 Quality of life
54
75
🏙️ Population
10M
18.7M

The cost of living in Changsha is 17% less expensive than in Guangzhou. Cities ranked 5988th and 5389th ($828 vs $995) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 11th in China.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 1.3 months in Guangzhou. Ranked 31st vs 5th best cities to live in China, and 5898th vs 737th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Guangzhou

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Changsha Guangzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$4.33
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$31.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$4.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$3.49
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$4.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$635
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$410
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$1251
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$743
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$42.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$64.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$13733
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$5739
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$29.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$5.41
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$2.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$1.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$5.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$0.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.04
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$3.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$4.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$5.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$7.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$48.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$9.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$70.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$90.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$619
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$25579

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Distance City Cost of living
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

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