Changsha vs Shenzhen - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Shenzhen
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$1134
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$3065
🏠 One person rent
$413
$599
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$1172
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$313
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$109
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$1625
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
94
95
😀 Quality of life
54
80
🏙️ Population
10M
17.5M

The cost of living in Changsha is 27% less expensive than in Shenzhen. Cities ranked 5988th and 4211th ($828 vs $1134) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 8th in China.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 1.4 months in Shenzhen. Ranked 31st vs 3rd best cities to live in China, and 5898th vs 355th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Shenzhen

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Changsha Shenzhen
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$5.45
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$33
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$5.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$3.52
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$4.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$479
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$1602
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$951
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$48.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$73.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$17.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
5.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$19092
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$8314
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$34.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$5.36
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$2.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$1.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.35
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$2.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$17.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$5.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$2.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.16
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$15.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$3.56
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$4.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$5.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$1.93
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$1.84
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$42.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$7.47
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$64.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$9.57
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$72.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$86.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$629
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$26673

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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
28 km or 17 mi Kowloon
$2352
30 km or 19 mi Hong Kong
$2822
58 km or 36 mi Zhuhai
$675
65 km or 40 mi Dongguan
$787
66 km or 41 mi Macau
$1613
72 km or 45 mi Zhongshan
$663
74 km or 46 mi Huizhou
$763
100 km or 62 mi Jiangmen
$711
105 km or 65 mi Guangzhou
$995
112 km or 69 mi Foshan
$641
134 km or 83 mi Shanwei
$710
142 km or 88 mi Kaiping
$665
150 km or 93 mi Heyuan
$696
164 km or 102 mi Qingyuan
$733
174 km or 108 mi Zhaoqing
$707
212 km or 131 mi Yunfu
$763
228 km or 142 mi Yangjiang
$719
233 km or 145 mi Puning
$700
256 km or 159 mi Shaoguan
$688
262 km or 163 mi Jieyang
$747
286 km or 178 mi Shantou
$1051
288 km or 179 mi Meizhou
$775
292 km or 182 mi Chaozhou
$648
299 km or 186 mi Wuzhou
$727
303 km or 188 mi Lianzhou
$651
330 km or 205 mi Hezhou
$701
337 km or 209 mi Gaozhou
$686
337 km or 210 mi Maoming
$537
377 km or 234 mi Ganzhou
$792
378 km or 235 mi Chenzhou
$815
401 km or 249 mi Yulin
$753
405 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$667
415 km or 258 mi Longyan
$691
428 km or 266 mi Zhangzhou
$751
460 km or 286 mi Guigang
$673
464 km or 288 mi Xiamen
$828
477 km or 297 mi Haikou
$608
485 km or 301 mi Kinmen
$828
489 km or 304 mi Guilin
$539
502 km or 312 mi Yongzhou
$751