Chengdu vs Dongguan - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Dongguan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$787
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$2015
🏠 One person rent
$305
$287
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$429
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$251
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$156
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$883
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
46 km
🎓 Higher education
92
68
😀 Quality of life
73
56
🏙️ Population
20.9M
10.5M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 4% less expensive than in Dongguan. Cities ranked 6241st and 6108th ($752 vs $787) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 34th in China.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 1.1 months in Dongguan. Ranked 8th vs 24th best cities to live in China, and 1437th vs 5647th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Dongguan

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Chengdu Dongguan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$3.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$27.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$4.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$2.63
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$4.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$345
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$219
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$632
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$304
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$29.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$45.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$13.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
5.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$5938
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$4431
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$44.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$10.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$2.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.84
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$2.42
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$13.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$3.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$8.65
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.3
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$11.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$2.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$5.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$5.22
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$1.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$61.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$6.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$38.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$6.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$53.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$83.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$443
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$11084

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Cities near Chengdu

Distance City Cost of living
38 km or 24 mi Chongzhou
$664
38 km or 24 mi Pengzhou
$668
41 km or 25 mi Guanghan
$662
53 km or 33 mi Shifang
$652
55 km or 34 mi Jianyang
$678
56 km or 35 mi Dujiangyan
$664
60 km or 38 mi Deyang
$724
65 km or 40 mi Qionglai
$662
71 km or 44 mi Meishan
$714
77 km or 48 mi Mianzhu
$657
81 km or 50 mi Ziyang
$710
110 km or 68 mi Mianyang
$566
124 km or 77 mi Leshan
$721
127 km or 79 mi Ya'an
$693
127 km or 79 mi Shehong
$672
131 km or 81 mi Emeishan
$652
139 km or 87 mi Jiangyou
$670
145 km or 90 mi Suining
$720
153 km or 95 mi Neijiang
$785
161 km or 100 mi Zigong
$688
188 km or 117 mi Longchang
$663
193 km or 120 mi Nanchong
$677
208 km or 129 mi Langzhong
$668
219 km or 136 mi Yibin
$731
237 km or 148 mi Luzhou
$737
247 km or 153 mi Guang'an
$722
259 km or 161 mi Guangyuan
$710
261 km or 162 mi Huaying
$650
265 km or 165 mi Chongqing
$725
288 km or 179 mi Bazhong
$721
333 km or 207 mi Dazhou
$719
341 km or 212 mi Longnan
$704
353 km or 220 mi Xichang
$675
372 km or 231 mi Zhaotong
$748
388 km or 241 mi Hanzhong
$720
390 km or 243 mi Renhuai
$665
392 km or 244 mi Bijie
$768
408 km or 253 mi Wanyuan
$653
431 km or 268 mi Zunyi
$733
459 km or 285 mi Liupanshui
$703

Cities near Dongguan

Distance City Cost of living
51 km or 32 mi Guangzhou
$995
65 km or 40 mi Shenzhen
$1134
66 km or 41 mi Foshan
$641
68 km or 43 mi Huizhou
$763
70 km or 44 mi Zhongshan
$663
86 km or 53 mi Jiangmen
$711
88 km or 54 mi Zhuhai
$675
93 km or 58 mi Kowloon
$2352
95 km or 59 mi Hong Kong
$2822
100 km or 62 mi Macau
$1613
100 km or 62 mi Qingyuan
$733
124 km or 77 mi Heyuan
$696
132 km or 82 mi Kaiping
$665
133 km or 83 mi Zhaoqing
$707
165 km or 103 mi Shanwei
$710
176 km or 109 mi Yunfu
$763
196 km or 122 mi Shaoguan
$688
226 km or 141 mi Yangjiang
$719
239 km or 148 mi Lianzhou
$651
249 km or 155 mi Puning
$700
253 km or 157 mi Wuzhou
$727
271 km or 168 mi Hezhou
$701
273 km or 170 mi Jieyang
$747
279 km or 173 mi Meizhou
$775
302 km or 188 mi Chaozhou
$648
303 km or 188 mi Shantou
$1051
315 km or 195 mi Chenzhou
$815
323 km or 201 mi Gaozhou
$686
329 km or 205 mi Maoming
$537
332 km or 206 mi Ganzhou
$792
372 km or 231 mi Yulin
$753
401 km or 249 mi Zhanjiang
$667
403 km or 250 mi Longyan
$691
424 km or 263 mi Guigang
$673
430 km or 267 mi Guilin
$539
430 km or 267 mi Zhangzhou
$751
437 km or 271 mi Yongzhou
$751
444 km or 276 mi Hengyang
$678
464 km or 288 mi Liuzhou
$698
467 km or 290 mi Laibin
$704