Changsha vs Lilongwe - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Lilongwe
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$579
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$1524
🏠 One person rent
$413
$275
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$557
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$182
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$69
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$722
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
22 km
🎓 Higher education
94
12
😀 Quality of life
54
31
🏙️ Population
10M
782K

The cost of living in Changsha is 43% more expensive than in Lilongwe. Cities ranked 5988th and 7564th ($828 vs $579) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 1st in China and Malawi, respectively. Check China vs Malawi comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 1.2 months in Lilongwe. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs Lilongwe ranked 2nd in Malawi, while ranked 5898th and 8475th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Lilongwe

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Changsha Lilongwe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$2.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$21.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$4.08
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$0.83
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$1.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$345
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$181
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$566
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$461
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$25.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$38.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$36
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
30.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$16229
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$882
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$38.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$7.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.6
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$1.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$10.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$2.46
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$3.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$1.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.47
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.18
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$0.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$6.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$1.98
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$2.84
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$0.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$0.86
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$0.46
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$26.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$1.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$19.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$2.92
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$42
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$62.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$229
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$8260

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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 Lilongwe

Distance City Cost of living
123 km or 76 mi Monkey Bay
$556
134 km or 83 mi Ntcheu
$550
169 km or 105 mi Mangochi
$551
228 km or 142 mi Zomba
$558
233 km or 145 mi Mzimba
$551
240 km or 149 mi Blantyre
$542
243 km or 151 mi Tete
$989
283 km or 176 mi Mzuzu
$546
293 km or 182 mi Mulanje
$558
506 km or 314 mi Kasama
$1156
518 km or 322 mi Harare
$882
524 km or 326 mi Marondera
$714
533 km or 331 mi Chitungwiza
$784
536 km or 333 mi Chinhoyi
$752
545 km or 339 mi Quelimane
$1023
550 km or 342 mi Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
566 km or 352 mi Mbeya
$624
567 km or 353 mi Mutare
$760
568 km or 353 mi Ndola
$1233
572 km or 355 mi Chimoio
$1028
603 km or 375 mi Nampula
$1026
613 km or 381 mi Lusaka
$732
616 km or 383 mi Mansa
$1151
616 km or 383 mi Kitwe
$1228
618 km or 384 mi Mufulira
$1724
637 km or 396 mi Kadoma
$677
660 km or 410 mi Chingola
$1117
660 km or 410 mi Beira
$990
682 km or 424 mi Kwekwe
$763
732 km or 455 mi Lubumbashi
$1009
740 km or 460 mi Pemba
$1175
741 km or 460 mi Gweru
$754
744 km or 462 mi Nacala
$1029
746 km or 464 mi Masvingo
$825
795 km or 494 mi Choma
$1136
835 km or 519 mi Likasi
$890
883 km or 549 mi Bulawayo
$775
886 km or 551 mi Dodoma
$656
902 km or 560 mi Morogoro
$653
949 km or 590 mi Livingstone
$1152