Changsha vs South Tarawa - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha South Tarawa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$499
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$1192
🏠 One person rent
$413
$229
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$402
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$194
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$22.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$314
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
94
1
😀 Quality of life
54
25
🏙️ Population
10M
63.4K

The cost of living in Changsha is 66% more expensive than in South Tarawa. Cities ranked 5988th and 8339th ($828 vs $499) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 1st in China and Kiribati, respectively. Check China vs Kiribati comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 0.6 months in South Tarawa. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs South Tarawa ranked 1st in Kiribati, while ranked 5898th and 8849th among best cities to live in the world.

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Changsha South Tarawa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$3.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$18.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$4.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$1.61
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$1.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$217
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$143
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$437
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$280
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$36.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$56.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$35
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
12.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$901
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$545
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$17.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$6.87
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$0.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$1.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$5.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$4.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$6.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$1.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$0.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$6.72
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$1.32
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$2.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$3.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$2.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$1.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$22.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$3.86
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$19.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$4.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$30.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$60.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$94.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$2716

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$708
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$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
658 km or 409 mi Majuro
$1270
661 km or 411 mi Djarrit
$1271
706 km or 439 mi Yaren
$624
1302 km or 809 mi Vaiaku
$536
1302 km or 809 mi Funafuti
$536
1768 km or 1099 mi Auki
$1581
1879 km or 1167 mi Honiara
$1577
1988 km or 1235 mi Luganville
$2865
2172 km or 1349 mi Lautoka
$519
2190 km or 1361 mi Nadi
$890
2190 km or 1361 mi Port Vila
$1635
2248 km or 1397 mi Nasinu
$699
2253 km or 1400 mi Suva
$793
2310 km or 1435 mi Manase
$1013
2382 km or 1480 mi Apia
$1014
2712 km or 1685 mi Dumbea
$1457
2713 km or 1686 mi Paita
$1457
2725 km or 1693 mi Noumea
$1559
2817 km or 1750 mi Nukualofa
$958
2825 km or 1756 mi Mua
$954
3022 km or 1878 mi Lae
$514
3104 km or 1929 mi Port Moresby
$528
3286 km or 2042 mi London
$497
3357 km or 2086 mi Saipan
$1344
3375 km or 2097 mi Dededo
$2284
3383 km or 2102 mi Hagatna
$2213
3611 km or 2244 mi Cairns
$1400
3612 km or 2244 mi Jayapura
$463
3658 km or 2273 mi Gladstone
$1603
3665 km or 2277 mi Townsville
$1224
3668 km or 2279 mi Bundaberg
$1482
3672 km or 2282 mi Hervey Bay
$1658
3673 km or 2282 mi Rockhampton
$1390
3762 km or 2338 mi Kauai
$1935
3779 km or 2348 mi Sunshine Coast
$1808
3788 km or 2354 mi Caloundra
$1630
3822 km or 2375 mi Caboolture
$1630
3851 km or 2393 mi Waipahu
$2136
3854 km or 2395 mi Brisbane
$2056
3855 km or 2396 mi Pearl
$2694