Changsha vs Saitama - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Saitama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$1179
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$3271
🏠 One person rent
$413
$462
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$1210
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$383
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$235
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$1470
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
21 km
🎓 Higher education
94
99
😀 Quality of life
54
78
🏙️ Population
10M
1.32M

The cost of living in Changsha is 30% less expensive than in Saitama. Cities ranked 5988th and 4068th ($828 vs $1179) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 17th in China and Japan, respectively. Check China vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 1.2 months in Saitama. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs Saitama ranked 78th in Japan, while ranked 5898th and 439th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Saitama

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Changsha Saitama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$4.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$4.53
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$2.25
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$3.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$406
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$344
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$1415
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$978
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$70.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$35.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
1.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$4496
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$3043
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$2.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$94.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$29.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$1.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$6.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$1.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$8.26
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$5.12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$7.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$4.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$2.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$4.18
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$5.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$1.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$5.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$51.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$12.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$40.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$59.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$206
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$6346

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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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Distance City Cost of living
5.1 km or 3.1 mi Warabi
$1022
5.7 km or 3.6 mi Toda
$1029
6.5 km or 4 mi Shiki
$1022
8.5 km or 5.3 mi Asaka
$1032
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Fujimi
$1027
9.3 km or 5.8 mi Kawaguchi
$1085
9.6 km or 6 mi Wako
$1023
10 km or 6.5 mi Niiza
$1037
11 km or 7 mi Miyoshi
$1019
11 km or 7.1 mi Fujimino
$1025
14 km or 8.4 mi Koshigaya
$1031
14 km or 8.5 mi Kiyose
$1025
14 km or 8.5 mi Ageo
$1051
15 km or 9.2 mi Hasuda
$1022
15 km or 9.3 mi Soka
$1061
16 km or 9.6 mi Ina
$1024
16 km or 9.7 mi Higashikurume
$1023
16 km or 9.9 mi Kasukabe
$1050
17 km or 10 mi Kawagoe
$979
17 km or 10 mi Matsubushi
$1020
17 km or 11 mi Tokorozawa
$1081
18 km or 11 mi Musashino
$1031
18 km or 11 mi Okegawa
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Shiraoka
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
18 km or 11 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
18 km or 11 mi Yashio
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Miyashiro
$1021
20 km or 12 mi Tokyo
$1698
20 km or 12 mi Higashimurayama
$1031
20 km or 12 mi Sugito
$1024
21 km or 13 mi Misato
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Sayama
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Kitamoto
$1023
21 km or 13 mi Kodaira
$1048
21 km or 13 mi Mitaka
$1047
22 km or 14 mi Koganei
$1026
22 km or 14 mi Kuki
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Iruma
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Noda
$1031