Chengdu vs Dubai - Cost of Living Comparison

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Chengdu Dubai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$653
$2204
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1840
$5368
🏠 One person rent
$247
$1435
🏘️ Family rent
$448
$2989
🍽️ Food expenses
$242
$444
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.9
$191
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$918
$3763
😷 Air quality
Bad
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
93
61
😀 Quality of life
73
86
🏙️ Population
20.9M
3.33M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 70% less expensive than in Dubai. Cities ranked 7177th and 1309th ($653 vs $2204) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 177th and 1st in China and the United Arab Emirates, respectively. Check China vs the United Arab Emirates comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months in Chengdu compared to 1.7 months in Dubai. Chengdu ranked 7th best city to live in China vs Dubai ranked 1st in the United Arab Emirates, while ranked 1486th and 203rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Dubai

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Chengdu Dubai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.86
$9.89
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.6
$62.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.9
$9.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.34
$12.3
 Cappuccino
$3.73
$6.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.45
$1.26
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$314
$1738
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$172
$1078
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$616
$3631
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$325
$2460
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34
$132
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.5
$202
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.7
$93.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.69%
5.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4068
$5641
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2064
$3241
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.42
$1.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.1
$85.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.61
$11.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$0.83
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.01
$1.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.48
$1.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$1.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$3.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
$8.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
$2.21
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.93
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.02
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.22
$2.2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.9
$17.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.94
$3.22
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.89
$5.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.15
$6.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.04
$5.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.43
$3.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.63
$4.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33
$80
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.56
$13.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22
$67.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.39
$8.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.2
$64
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.3
$97.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$393
$716
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18805
$14824

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Distance City Cost of living
38 km or 24 mi Chongzhou
$621
38 km or 24 mi Pengzhou
$619
41 km or 25 mi Guanghan
$608
53 km or 33 mi Shifang
$593
55 km or 34 mi Jianyang
$625
56 km or 35 mi Dujiangyan
$616
60 km or 38 mi Deyang
$610
65 km or 40 mi Qionglai
$616
71 km or 44 mi Meishan
$642
77 km or 48 mi Mianzhu
$572
81 km or 50 mi Ziyang
$640
110 km or 68 mi Mianyang
$540
124 km or 77 mi Leshan
$638
127 km or 79 mi Ya'an
$614
127 km or 79 mi Shehong
$575
131 km or 81 mi Emeishan
$607
139 km or 87 mi Jiangyou
$556
145 km or 90 mi Suining
$611
153 km or 95 mi Neijiang
$703
161 km or 100 mi Zigong
$619
188 km or 117 mi Longchang
$654
193 km or 120 mi Nanchong
$563
208 km or 129 mi Langzhong
$571
219 km or 136 mi Yibin
$635
237 km or 148 mi Luzhou
$670
247 km or 153 mi Guang'an
$637
259 km or 161 mi Guangyuan
$592
261 km or 162 mi Huaying
$618
265 km or 165 mi Chongqing
$760
288 km or 179 mi Bazhong
$606
333 km or 207 mi Dazhou
$610
341 km or 212 mi Longnan
$584
353 km or 220 mi Xichang
$608
372 km or 231 mi Zhaotong
$632
388 km or 241 mi Hanzhong
$591
390 km or 243 mi Renhuai
$581
392 km or 244 mi Bijie
$619
408 km or 253 mi Wanyuan
$583
431 km or 268 mi Zunyi
$589
459 km or 285 mi Liupanshui
$603

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Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 8 mi Sharjah
$1592
22 km or 14 mi Ajman
$1896
41 km or 25 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1609
104 km or 65 mi Fujairah
$1181
108 km or 67 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1543
126 km or 78 mi Al Ain
$1116
129 km or 80 mi Abu Dhabi
$1978
234 km or 146 mi Bandar Abbas
$590
246 km or 153 mi Madinat Zayed
$1681
339 km or 211 mi Seeb
$1164
344 km or 214 mi Nizwa
$788
380 km or 236 mi Doha
$1914
380 km or 236 mi Muscat
$1121
385 km or 239 mi Al Khor
$1836
399 km or 248 mi Jahrom
$772
440 km or 273 mi Fasa
$863
449 km or 279 mi Jiroft
$522
466 km or 290 mi Sirjan
$561
485 km or 301 mi Manama
$1377
486 km or 302 mi Riffa
$1298
487 km or 303 mi Isa Town
$1328
523 km or 325 mi Bam
$515
528 km or 328 mi Dhahran
$1082
534 km or 332 mi Chabahar
$740
537 km or 334 mi Dammam
$1055
554 km or 345 mi Shiraz
$594
560 km or 348 mi Qatif
$899
568 km or 353 mi Al-Mubarraz
$768
568 km or 353 mi Marvdasht
$592
574 km or 357 mi Rafsanjan
$516
578 km or 359 mi Iranshahr
$651
584 km or 363 mi Kerman
$455
595 km or 370 mi Jubail
$895
601 km or 373 mi Borazjan
$612
603 km or 375 mi Kazerun
$596
604 km or 375 mi Bushehr
$636
703 km or 437 mi Yasuj
$554
721 km or 448 mi Zahedan
$821
743 km or 461 mi Yazd
$576
773 km or 481 mi Behbahan
$538