Changsha vs Houston - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Houston
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$1955
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$4545
🏠 One person rent
$413
$1159
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$1850
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$484
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$5581
😷 Air quality
Bad
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
94
100
😀 Quality of life
54
93
🏙️ Population
10M
2.2M

The cost of living in Changsha is 58% less expensive than in Houston. Cities ranked 5988th and 643rd ($828 vs $1955) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 526th in China and the United States, respectively. Check China vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 2.9 months in Houston. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs Houston ranked 4th in the United States, while ranked 5898th and 33rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Houston

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Changsha Houston
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$56.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$9.19
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$5.43
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$4.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$2.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$1309
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$907
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$2135
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$1482
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$185
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$51.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
4.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$3283
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$1697
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$1.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$42.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$2.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$3.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$7.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$3.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$3.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$3.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$2.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$1.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$2.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$7.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$4.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$3.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$46
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$101
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$47
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$1125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$21878

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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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$1951
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$1950
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$1938
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$1947
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$1853
32 km or 20 mi Spring
$1893
33 km or 21 mi Friendswood
$1944
35 km or 22 mi La Porte
$1950
40 km or 25 mi Baytown
$1816
41 km or 25 mi League
$1917
42 km or 26 mi Alvin
$1947
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$1946
48 km or 30 mi The Woodlands
$1896
59 km or 37 mi Texas City
$1945
62 km or 38 mi Conroe
$1874
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$1926
81 km or 50 mi Lake Jackson
$1949
108 km or 67 mi Huntsville
$1949
126 km or 78 mi Beaumont
$1878
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$1622
138 km or 86 mi Bryan
$1950
140 km or 87 mi Port Arthur
$1943
186 km or 115 mi Lufkin
$1946
188 km or 117 mi Victoria
$1626
203 km or 126 mi Sulphur
$1938
215 km or 134 mi Lake Charles
$1702
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$1838
229 km or 142 mi Pflugerville
$1954
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$2219
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$1912
239 km or 149 mi Temple
$1791
242 km or 150 mi Kyle
$1947
242 km or 150 mi Georgetown
$1953
247 km or 153 mi San Marcos
$1738
249 km or 155 mi Cedar Park
$1951
250 km or 156 mi Seguin
$1939
254 km or 158 mi Leander
$2230
261 km or 162 mi Waco
$1825
262 km or 163 mi Harker Heights
$1940
264 km or 164 mi New Braunfels
$1663