Changsha vs Tainan - Cost of Living Comparison

Changsha Tainan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$828
$859
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1985
$2637
🏠 One person rent
$413
$273
🏘️ Family rent
$495
$738
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$386
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$80.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$810
$1358
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
94
76
😀 Quality of life
54
68
🏙️ Population
10M
1.87M

The cost of living in Changsha is 4% less expensive than in Tainan. Cities ranked 5988th and 5876th ($828 vs $859) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 22nd and 9th in China and Taiwan, respectively. Check China vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Changsha compared to 1.6 months in Tainan. Changsha ranked 31st best city to live in China vs Tainan ranked 8th in Taiwan, while ranked 5898th and 2932nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Changsha vs Tainan

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Changsha Tainan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.96
$3.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$16.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.19
$5.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.11
$2.02
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$2.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$496
$241
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$186
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$552
$752
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$401
$605
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.3
$50.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$77.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$26
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.61%
1.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2269
$5584
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1773
$3267
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.8
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
$21.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.04
$8.56
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$0.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$3.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.8
$1.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$3.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.15
$2.6
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$17.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.91
$9.32
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$20.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
$4.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$2.25
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$3.35
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.78
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$2.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1
$1.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.3
$13.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$1.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.1
$4.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.46
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.79
$6.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$2.6
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$35.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.56
$10.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.9
$45.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.28
$14.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.5
$85.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.9
$93.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$299
$658
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$29093
$10533

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Distance City Cost of living
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

Cities near Tainan

Distance City Cost of living
42 km or 26 mi Kaohsiung
$914
62 km or 38 mi Chiayi
$882
89 km or 55 mi Douliu
$827
102 km or 63 mi Taitung
$1091
116 km or 72 mi Nantou
$828
126 km or 78 mi Changhua
$842
139 km or 86 mi Taichung
$927
188 km or 117 mi Miaoli
$708
218 km or 135 mi Hsinchu
$807
222 km or 138 mi Zhubei
$1006
233 km or 145 mi Taoyuan
$854
249 km or 155 mi Kinmen
$828
254 km or 158 mi Yilan
$758
259 km or 161 mi New Taipei
$1064
261 km or 162 mi Jinjiang
$702
267 km or 166 mi Taipei
$1271
269 km or 167 mi Quanzhou
$757
271 km or 168 mi Xiamen
$828
286 km or 178 mi Keelung
$973
298 km or 185 mi Putian
$705
308 km or 191 mi Zhangzhou
$751
356 km or 221 mi Fuzhou
$700
359 km or 223 mi Shantou
$1051
371 km or 230 mi Chaozhou
$648
395 km or 246 mi Jieyang
$747
397 km or 247 mi Longyan
$691
412 km or 256 mi Puning
$700
415 km or 258 mi Ningde
$701
431 km or 268 mi Ishigaki
$1022
439 km or 273 mi Meizhou
$775
446 km or 277 mi Sanming
$694
455 km or 283 mi Nanping
$684
497 km or 309 mi Shanwei
$710
535 km or 333 mi Rui'an
$687
556 km or 346 mi Miyakojima
$1022
560 km or 348 mi Wenzhou
$968
567 km or 352 mi Heyuan
$696
573 km or 356 mi Wuyishan
$642
590 km or 367 mi Huizhou
$763
608 km or 378 mi Lishui
$768