Changsha vs Soweto - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Soweto
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$897
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$1610
🏠 One person rent
$413
$535
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$552
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$206
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$1352
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
29 km
🎓 Higher education
94
63
😀 Quality of life
54
45
🏙️ Population
10M
1.27M

The cost of living in Changsha is 8% less expensive than in Soweto. Cities ranked 5988th and 5726th ($828 vs $897) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 5th in China and South Africa, respectively. Check China vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 1.5 months in Soweto. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs Soweto ranked 9th in South Africa, while ranked 5898th and 6586th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Soweto

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Changsha Soweto
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$5.05
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$23.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$3.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$1.35
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$1.81
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$595
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$402
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$528
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$401
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$57.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$89.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$36.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
9.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$1196
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$992
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$1.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$17.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$16.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.12
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$2.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$6.31
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$3.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$3.34
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$1.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.25
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.13
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$1.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$2.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$3.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$2.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$0.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$14.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$4.25
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$23
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$3.27
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$41.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$47.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$90.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$2895

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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
19 km or 12 mi Johannesburg
$935
24 km or 15 mi Randburg
$776
26 km or 16 mi Sandton
$907
46 km or 28 mi Vereeniging
$728
46 km or 29 mi Benoni
$821
48 km or 30 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
56 km or 34 mi Centurion
$734
58 km or 36 mi Springs
$766
66 km or 41 mi Pretoria
$835
73 km or 45 mi Brits
$763
91 km or 56 mi Potchefstroom
$639
92 km or 57 mi Rustenburg
$881
137 km or 85 mi Klerksdorp
$629
159 km or 99 mi Bethal
$760
166 km or 103 mi Kroonstad
$770
170 km or 106 mi Middelburg
$822
222 km or 138 mi Welkom
$708
228 km or 142 mi Mmabatho
$762
249 km or 155 mi Lobatse
$615
266 km or 165 mi Gaborone
$668
282 km or 175 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
290 km or 180 mi Kanye
$641
315 km or 196 mi Molepolole
$616
321 km or 199 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
329 km or 204 mi Mbabane
$722
335 km or 208 mi Vryheid
$835
341 km or 212 mi Maseru
$593
350 km or 217 mi Manzini
$733
354 km or 220 mi Bloemfontein
$696
367 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$544
399 km or 248 mi Mafeteng
$579
412 km or 256 mi Kimberley
$785
420 km or 261 mi Palapye
$506
446 km or 277 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
447 km or 278 mi Serowe
$527
461 km or 286 mi Matola
$1058
472 km or 293 mi Maputo
$1049
506 km or 314 mi Durban
$827
567 km or 353 mi Francistown
$544
595 km or 370 mi Xai-Xai
$1114