Charlotte vs Guangzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Charlotte Guangzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2038
$995
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4746
$2664
🏠 One person rent
$1214
$512
🏘️ Family rent
$2103
$924
🍽️ Food expenses
$509
$280
🚐 Transport expenses
$159
$99.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5286
$1257
😷 Air quality
Good
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
68
97
😀 Quality of life
89
75
🏙️ Population
875K
18.7M

The cost of living in Charlotte is 105% more expensive than in Guangzhou. Cities ranked 463rd and 5389th ($2038 vs $995) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 365th and 11th in the United States and China, respectively. Check the United States vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.6 months in Charlotte compared to 1.3 months in Guangzhou. Charlotte ranked 21st best city to live in the United States vs Guangzhou ranked 5th in China, while ranked 111th and 737th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Charlotte vs Guangzhou

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Charlotte Guangzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.9
$4.33
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.6
$31.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.31
$4.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.38
$3.49
 Cappuccino
$4.88
$4.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.08
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1415
$635
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$973
$410
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2604
$1251
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1730
$743
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.1
$42.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$64.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$65
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.21%
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3644
$13733
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1693
$5739
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.62
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.1
$29.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.1
$5.41
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$2.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.67
$1.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.02
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.9
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$5.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.42
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.99
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
$1.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$0.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.04
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.72
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.27
$3.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$4.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.53
$5.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.15
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.74
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
$7.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$143
$48.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.6
$9.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.1
$70.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80
$90.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$913
$619
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14990
$25579

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Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 10 mi Matthews
$1934
17 km or 11 mi Mint Hill
$1947
20 km or 13 mi Huntersville
$1946
23 km or 14 mi Indian Trail
$1948
28 km or 18 mi Cornelius
$1843
30 km or 18 mi Concord
$1876
31 km or 19 mi Gastonia
$1828
36 km or 22 mi Kannapolis
$1934
36 km or 22 mi Rock Hill
$1694
38 km or 23 mi Monroe
$1939
40 km or 25 mi Mooresville
$1919
57 km or 35 mi Lancaster
$2033
59 km or 37 mi Salisbury
$1949
62 km or 39 mi Statesville
$1944
63 km or 39 mi Shelby
$1911
72 km or 45 mi Hickory
$1641
94 km or 58 mi Forest
$1947
101 km or 63 mi Thomasville
$1508
104 km or 64 mi Rockingham
$1946
104 km or 65 mi Spartanburg
$1725
108 km or 67 mi Asheboro
$1950
111 km or 69 mi Winston-Salem
$1724
113 km or 70 mi High Point
$1642
120 km or 75 mi Kernersville
$1872
130 km or 81 mi Greer
$1940
132 km or 82 mi Greensboro
$1640
138 km or 86 mi Columbia
$1956
142 km or 88 mi Mauldin
$1938
143 km or 89 mi Lexington
$1948
147 km or 91 mi Greenville
$1750
152 km or 94 mi Florence
$2021
152 km or 95 mi Sumter
$1275
154 km or 96 mi Sanford
$1360
159 km or 99 mi Burlington
$1949
160 km or 99 mi Asheville
$2262
166 km or 103 mi Greenwood
$1937
176 km or 109 mi Fayetteville
$1570
179 km or 111 mi Chapel Hill
$2494
180 km or 112 mi Lumberton
$1820
184 km or 114 mi Anderson
$1764

Cities near Guangzhou

Distance City Cost of living
19 km or 12 mi Foshan
$641
51 km or 32 mi Dongguan
$787
63 km or 39 mi Jiangmen
$711
65 km or 41 mi Qingyuan
$733
67 km or 42 mi Zhongshan
$663
83 km or 52 mi Zhaoqing
$707
100 km or 62 mi Zhuhai
$675
102 km or 63 mi Kaiping
$665
105 km or 65 mi Shenzhen
$1134
111 km or 69 mi Macau
$1613
118 km or 73 mi Huizhou
$763
127 km or 79 mi Yunfu
$763
131 km or 81 mi Kowloon
$2352
132 km or 82 mi Hong Kong
$2822
162 km or 100 mi Heyuan
$696
189 km or 117 mi Shaoguan
$688
194 km or 121 mi Yangjiang
$719
202 km or 126 mi Wuzhou
$727
205 km or 127 mi Lianzhou
$651
216 km or 134 mi Shanwei
$710
225 km or 140 mi Hezhou
$701
281 km or 175 mi Gaozhou
$686
291 km or 181 mi Maoming
$537
298 km or 185 mi Chenzhou
$815
298 km or 185 mi Puning
$700
319 km or 198 mi Meizhou
$775
321 km or 199 mi Jieyang
$747
323 km or 201 mi Yulin
$753
345 km or 214 mi Ganzhou
$792
349 km or 217 mi Chaozhou
$648
352 km or 219 mi Shantou
$1051
364 km or 226 mi Zhanjiang
$667
373 km or 232 mi Guigang
$673
384 km or 239 mi Guilin
$539
406 km or 252 mi Yongzhou
$751
414 km or 257 mi Liuzhou
$698
416 km or 259 mi Laibin
$704
424 km or 264 mi Hengyang
$678
440 km or 273 mi Longyan
$691
460 km or 286 mi Haikou
$608