Chengdu vs Dortmund - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Dortmund
🚶 Cost of living one person
$759
$1221
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2063
$3047
🏠 One person rent
$305
$574
🏘️ Family rent
$519
$1093
🍽️ Food expenses
$268
$376
🚐 Transport expenses
$97
$148
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$848
$2713
😷 Air quality
Bad
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
92
92
😀 Quality of life
73
78
🏙️ Population
20.9M
588K

The cost of living in Chengdu is 38% less expensive than in Dortmund. Cities ranked 6348th and 4109th ($759 vs $1221) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 51st and 618th in China and Germany, respectively. Check China vs Germany comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 2.2 months in Dortmund. Chengdu ranked 7th best city to live in China vs Dortmund ranked 40th in Germany, while ranked 1510th and 518th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Dortmund

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Chengdu Dortmund
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.81
$10.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.8
$44.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.14
$7.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.11
$3.49
 Cappuccino
$4.25
$3.12
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.43
$2.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$380
$553
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$233
$362
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$697
$1259
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$402
$737
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$29.8
$143
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.8
$221
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.3
$30.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.18%
2.5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3970
$3691
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2247
$2464
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$3.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.3
$80.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.35
$18.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.12
$1.16
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$1.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.94
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.07
$3.31
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.1
$12.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.17
$8.27
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.4
$18.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
$2.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$2.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.6
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$1.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$2.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.1
$5.74
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1
$0.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.06
$6.74
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$8.05
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.48
$2.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.49
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.48
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.5
$27.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6
$13.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.2
$48.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.16
$13.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.3
$88.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$91.9
$86.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$388
$217
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$20843
$11320

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Cities near Chengdu

Distance City Cost of living
38 km or 24 mi Chongzhou
$669
38 km or 24 mi Pengzhou
$673
41 km or 25 mi Guanghan
$664
53 km or 33 mi Shifang
$659
55 km or 34 mi Jianyang
$679
56 km or 35 mi Dujiangyan
$669
60 km or 38 mi Deyang
$723
65 km or 40 mi Qionglai
$666
71 km or 44 mi Meishan
$713
77 km or 48 mi Mianzhu
$661
81 km or 50 mi Ziyang
$704
110 km or 68 mi Mianyang
$565
124 km or 77 mi Leshan
$720
127 km or 79 mi Ya'an
$688
127 km or 79 mi Shehong
$676
131 km or 81 mi Emeishan
$656
139 km or 87 mi Jiangyou
$671
145 km or 90 mi Suining
$720
153 km or 95 mi Neijiang
$786
161 km or 100 mi Zigong
$684
188 km or 117 mi Longchang
$667
193 km or 120 mi Nanchong
$657
208 km or 129 mi Langzhong
$669
219 km or 136 mi Yibin
$726
237 km or 148 mi Luzhou
$735
247 km or 153 mi Guang'an
$722
259 km or 161 mi Guangyuan
$707
261 km or 162 mi Huaying
$654
265 km or 165 mi Chongqing
$685
288 km or 179 mi Bazhong
$719
333 km or 207 mi Dazhou
$693
341 km or 212 mi Longnan
$709
353 km or 220 mi Xichang
$676
372 km or 231 mi Zhaotong
$743
388 km or 241 mi Hanzhong
$720
390 km or 243 mi Renhuai
$666
392 km or 244 mi Bijie
$765
408 km or 253 mi Wanyuan
$657
431 km or 268 mi Zunyi
$710
459 km or 285 mi Liupanshui
$700

Cities near Dortmund

Distance City Cost of living
10 km or 6.4 mi Schwerte
$1302
11 km or 6.9 mi Castrop-Rauxel
$1308
12 km or 7.4 mi Lunen
$1308
13 km or 7.9 mi Waltrop
$1302
13 km or 8 mi Witten
$1302
13 km or 8 mi Herdecke
$1297
15 km or 9.2 mi Wetter
$1301
16 km or 9.7 mi Unna
$1302
16 km or 10 mi Bergkamen
$1300
16 km or 10 mi Kamen
$1299
17 km or 11 mi Hagen
$1213
17 km or 11 mi Herne
$1109
18 km or 11 mi Bochum
$1254
18 km or 11 mi Datteln
$1303
19 km or 12 mi Selm
$1298
20 km or 12 mi Werne
$1302
20 km or 13 mi Iserlohn
$1373
21 km or 13 mi Oer-Erkenschwick
$1299
21 km or 13 mi Frondenberg
$1303
22 km or 13 mi Recklinghausen
$1293
22 km or 14 mi Gevelsberg
$1297
23 km or 14 mi Sprockhovel
$1300
23 km or 14 mi Hattingen
$1297
25 km or 15 mi Menden
$1303
25 km or 15 mi Herten
$1305
25 km or 16 mi Ennepetal
$1299
25 km or 16 mi Gelsenkirchen
$1330
25 km or 16 mi Hemer
$1294
27 km or 17 mi Schwelm
$1297
28 km or 18 mi Ludinghausen
$1296
29 km or 18 mi Marl
$1309
30 km or 18 mi Hamm
$1237
31 km or 19 mi Werl
$1301
32 km or 20 mi Essen
$1212
33 km or 20 mi Haltern am See
$1300
34 km or 21 mi Gladbeck
$1301
35 km or 21 mi Ludenscheid
$1300
35 km or 22 mi Wuppertal
$1194
35 km or 22 mi Velbert
$1307
36 km or 22 mi Radevormwald
$1294