Changsha vs Kuala Lumpur - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Kuala Lumpur
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$694
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$1766
🏠 One person rent
$413
$320
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$600
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$69.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$1253
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
94
92
😀 Quality of life
54
78
🏙️ Population
10M
1.98M

The cost of living in Changsha is 19% more expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. Cities ranked 5988th and 6605th ($828 vs $694) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 1st in China and Malaysia, respectively. Check China vs Malaysia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 1.8 months in Kuala Lumpur. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs Kuala Lumpur ranked 1st in Malaysia, while ranked 5898th and 467th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Kuala Lumpur

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Changsha Kuala Lumpur
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$2.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$3.38
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$2.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$370
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$746
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$466
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$34.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$53.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$24.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
3.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$2275
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$1253
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$21.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$7.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$0.48
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$1.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$2.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$9.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$3.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$8.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$2.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$2.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$4.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$2.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$1.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$1.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$34.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$46.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$62.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$261
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$9595

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.7 mi Petaling Jaya
$625
15 km or 9.1 mi Subang Jaya
$642
19 km or 12 mi Shah Alam
$635
24 km or 15 mi Putrajaya
$495
25 km or 16 mi Cyberjaya
$450
30 km or 19 mi Klang
$591
54 km or 33 mi Seremban
$547
123 km or 77 mi Malacca
$530
124 km or 77 mi Teluk Intan
$533
155 km or 97 mi Muar
$552
167 km or 104 mi Dumai
$493
176 km or 109 mi Ipoh
$561
196 km or 122 mi Kuantan
$541
199 km or 124 mi Batu Pahat
$527
211 km or 131 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
217 km or 135 mi Taiping
$552
219 km or 136 mi Kluang
$526
229 km or 142 mi Chukai
$532
282 km or 175 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
291 km or 181 mi Butterworth
$518
291 km or 181 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416
292 km or 181 mi Pekanbaru
$562
293 km or 182 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
294 km or 183 mi George Town
$510
297 km or 184 mi Johor Bahru
$575
309 km or 192 mi Sungai Petani
$526
311 km or 193 mi Singapore City
$2433
315 km or 195 mi Bukit Merah
$1915
335 km or 208 mi Padangsidempuan
$493
338 km or 210 mi Kota Bharu
$460
341 km or 212 mi Medan
$504
346 km or 215 mi Batam
$613
360 km or 224 mi Binjai
$462
361 km or 225 mi Alor Setar
$508
394 km or 245 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451
402 km or 250 mi Kangar
$486
413 km or 257 mi Langkawi
$498
441 km or 274 mi Langsa
$490
451 km or 280 mi Hat Yai
$548
457 km or 284 mi Ko Lipe
$534