Changsha vs Ningbo - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Ningbo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$809
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$2068
🏠 One person rent
$413
$342
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$567
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$314
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$75.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$1228
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
94
59
😀 Quality of life
54
59
🏙️ Population
10M
9.4M

The cost of living in Changsha is 2% more expensive than in Ningbo. Cities ranked 5988th and 6038th ($828 vs $809) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 28th in China.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 1.5 months in Ningbo. Ranked 31st vs 18th best cities to live in China, and 5898th vs 5369th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Ningbo

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Changsha Ningbo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$5.76
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$23.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$4.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$3.05
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$3.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.38
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$389
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$709
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$462
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$28.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$43.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$12.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
5.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$6109
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$3384
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$14.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$4.65
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$2.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$2.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$1.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$19.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$4.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$11.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$1.64
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.84
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$0.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$10.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$3.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$4.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$2.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$2.21
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$58.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$7.45
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$15
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$4.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$55
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$73.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$490
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$8160

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Cities near Changsha

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 Ningbo

Distance City Cost of living
55 km or 34 mi Zhoushan
$680
94 km or 58 mi Shaoxing
$745
120 km or 75 mi Linhai
$675
124 km or 77 mi Jiaxing
$730
139 km or 87 mi Hangzhou
$882
144 km or 89 mi Shanghai
$1413
150 km or 93 mi Pudong
$759
156 km or 97 mi Yiwu
$696
167 km or 104 mi Wenling
$688
177 km or 110 mi Kunshan
$699
178 km or 111 mi Huzhou
$720
180 km or 112 mi Taicang
$677
182 km or 113 mi Suzhou
$921
203 km or 126 mi Jinhua
$852
212 km or 132 mi Changshu
$689
216 km or 134 mi Qidong
$677
224 km or 139 mi Wuxi
$861
224 km or 139 mi Lishui
$768
226 km or 140 mi Wenzhou
$968
227 km or 141 mi Haimen
$673
234 km or 146 mi Yixing
$678
234 km or 146 mi Guangde
$657
242 km or 150 mi Zhangjiagang
$686
243 km or 151 mi Nantong
$1047
249 km or 155 mi Rui'an
$687
257 km or 160 mi Jiangyin
$681
260 km or 162 mi Ningguo
$651
262 km or 163 mi Liyang
$666
263 km or 163 mi Changzhou
$782
267 km or 166 mi Jingjiang
$665
278 km or 173 mi Quzhou
$520
294 km or 182 mi Xuancheng
$732
294 km or 183 mi Taixing
$678
294 km or 183 mi Rugao
$682
302 km or 187 mi Danyang
$669
310 km or 193 mi Yangzhong
$649
313 km or 194 mi Huangshan
$684
313 km or 195 mi Hai'an
$669
325 km or 202 mi Jurong
$664
327 km or 203 mi Zhenjiang
$588