Changsha vs Seoul - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Seoul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$1460
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$3914
🏠 One person rent
$413
$719
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$1659
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$496
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$2716
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
94
100
😀 Quality of life
54
94
🏙️ Population
10M
9.67M

The cost of living in Changsha is 43% less expensive than in Seoul. Cities ranked 5988th and 2834th ($828 vs $1460) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 2nd in China and South Korea, respectively. Check China vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 1.9 months in Seoul. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs Seoul ranked 1st in South Korea, while ranked 5898th and 25th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Seoul

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Changsha Seoul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$5.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$38
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$5.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$3.1
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$4.24
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$539
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$2190
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$1279
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
3.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$12026
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$11060
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$43.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$9.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$2.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$2.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$3.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$4.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$17.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$39.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$6.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$3.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$6.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$6.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$3.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$2.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$2.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$2.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$3.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$5.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$5.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$2.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$50.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$9.42
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$23.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$11.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$54.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$70.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$380
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$19045

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$708
43 km or 27 mi Ningxiang
$683
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$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
13 km or 7.9 mi Guri
$906
17 km or 10 mi Goyang
$1002
17 km or 10 mi Gwangmyeong
$928
17 km or 11 mi Gwacheon
$897
19 km or 12 mi Uijeongbu
$998
20 km or 12 mi Hanam
$906
20 km or 12 mi Namyangju
$970
20 km or 13 mi Seongnam
$1022
21 km or 13 mi Siheung
$945
21 km or 13 mi Bucheon
$1121
22 km or 14 mi Anyang
$1102
23 km or 14 mi Yangju
$912
24 km or 15 mi Gunpo
$975
26 km or 16 mi Gimpo
$979
27 km or 17 mi Uiwang
$901
30 km or 19 mi Gwangju
$927
32 km or 20 mi Paju
$941
33 km or 20 mi Ansan
$921
33 km or 21 mi Suwon
$977
34 km or 21 mi Incheon
$1002
37 km or 23 mi Dongducheon
$911
39 km or 24 mi Pocheon
$906
42 km or 26 mi Yongin
$1049
47 km or 29 mi Hwaseong
$965
49 km or 31 mi Osan
$912
52 km or 32 mi Icheon
$979
58 km or 36 mi Kaesong
$1473
65 km or 40 mi Yeoju
$902
66 km or 41 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
69 km or 43 mi Anseong
$912
72 km or 45 mi Chuncheon
$834
83 km or 52 mi Dangjin
$904
86 km or 53 mi Wonju
$857
87 km or 54 mi Cheonan
$930
101 km or 63 mi Seosan
$872
107 km or 66 mi Chungju
$1004
114 km or 71 mi Cheongju
$880
118 km or 73 mi Jecheon
$932
123 km or 77 mi Haeju
$1478
124 km or 77 mi Sejong
$928