Changsha vs Raleigh - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Raleigh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$1896
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$4564
🏠 One person rent
$413
$1150
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$2074
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$506
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$86.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$4803
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
94
83
😀 Quality of life
54
89
🏙️ Population
10M
474K

The cost of living in Changsha is 56% less expensive than in Raleigh. Cities ranked 5988th and 1812th ($828 vs $1896) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 1677th 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 2.5 months in Raleigh. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs Raleigh ranked 28th in the United States, while ranked 5898th and 128th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Raleigh

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Changsha Raleigh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$12.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$55.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$5.08
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$4.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$1294
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$907
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$2402
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$1714
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$105
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$59.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
5.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$6118
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$2461
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$2.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$42.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$14.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$2.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$3.79
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$2.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$8.82
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$9.45
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$13.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$4.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$5.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$3.87
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$2.44
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$2.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$1.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$2.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$6.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$9.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$4.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$3.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$1.86
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$34.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$11.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$142
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$45.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$1164
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$12235

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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
12 km or 7.6 mi Garner
$1935
15 km or 9.1 mi Cary
$1989
17 km or 10 mi Morrisville
$1987
21 km or 13 mi Wake Forest
$1947
21 km or 13 mi Apex
$1947
25 km or 16 mi Holly Springs
$2139
28 km or 18 mi Fuquay-Varina
$1933
30 km or 19 mi Durham
$1841
38 km or 23 mi Chapel Hill
$2494
60 km or 37 mi Henderson
$1941
61 km or 38 mi Sanford
$1360
65 km or 41 mi Wilson
$1939
77 km or 48 mi Rocky Mount
$1737
77 km or 48 mi Goldsboro
$1547
78 km or 49 mi Burlington
$1949
87 km or 54 mi Fayetteville
$1570
106 km or 66 mi Asheboro
$1950
109 km or 68 mi Danville
$1441
110 km or 68 mi Greensboro
$1640
114 km or 71 mi Roanoke Rapids
$1935
114 km or 71 mi Kinston
$1979
117 km or 73 mi Greenville
$1710
123 km or 76 mi High Point
$1642
129 km or 80 mi Thomasville
$1508
133 km or 83 mi Kernersville
$1872
137 km or 85 mi Lumberton
$1820
141 km or 87 mi Rockingham
$1946
149 km or 92 mi Winston-Salem
$1724
163 km or 101 mi Jacksonville
$1608
165 km or 103 mi New Bern
$1822
166 km or 103 mi Salisbury
$1949
182 km or 113 mi Kannapolis
$1934
182 km or 113 mi Lynchburg
$1562
183 km or 114 mi Concord
$1876
189 km or 117 mi Havelock
$1590
190 km or 118 mi Wilmington
$1956
191 km or 119 mi Petersburg
$1946
196 km or 122 mi Monroe
$1939
196 km or 122 mi Mint Hill
$1947
198 km or 123 mi Roanoke
$1610