Chengdu vs Glasgow - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Glasgow
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$1533
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$3750
🏠 One person rent
$305
$841
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$1500
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$409
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$142
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$3163
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
92
94
😀 Quality of life
73
96
🏙️ Population
20.9M
626K

The cost of living in Chengdu is 51% less expensive than in Glasgow. Cities ranked 6241st and 2601st ($752 vs $1533) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 78th in China and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check China vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 2.1 months in Glasgow. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Glasgow ranked 2nd in the United Kingdom, while ranked 1437th and 11th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Glasgow

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Chengdu Glasgow
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$67.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$7.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$4.83
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$3.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$848
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$650
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$1683
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$1189
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$118
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$34.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
3.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$5597
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$2871
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$3.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$92.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$13.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$1.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$6.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$10.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.81
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$2.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$8.44
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$2.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$15.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$2.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$3.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.16
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$32.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$100
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$13.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$75.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$81.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$858
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$14519

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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 Glasgow

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi East Kilbride
$1500
11 km or 7.1 mi Paisley
$1498
16 km or 10 mi Hamilton
$1497
19 km or 12 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
32 km or 20 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
34 km or 21 mi Greenock
$1198
35 km or 21 mi Stirling
$1282
37 km or 23 mi Irvine
$1496
40 km or 25 mi Alloa
$1497
46 km or 29 mi Livingston
$1378
50 km or 31 mi Ayr
$955
54 km or 34 mi Dunfermline
$1384
66 km or 41 mi Edinburgh
$1695
73 km or 45 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
78 km or 49 mi Perth
$1553
97 km or 60 mi Dumfries
$1200
104 km or 65 mi Dundee
$1157
136 km or 85 mi Carlisle
$1273
152 km or 94 mi Whitehaven
$1461
161 km or 100 mi Bangor
$1128
170 km or 106 mi Newtownabbey
$1498
176 km or 110 mi Belfast
$1545
181 km or 112 mi Inverness
$1406
187 km or 116 mi Lisburn
$1495
191 km or 119 mi Douglas
$1482
193 km or 120 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
195 km or 121 mi Aberdeen
$1302
196 km or 121 mi Gateshead
$1498
200 km or 124 mi Jarrow
$1496
201 km or 125 mi Tynemouth
$1496
202 km or 126 mi South Shields
$1502
203 km or 126 mi Washington
$1495
207 km or 128 mi Elgin
$1409
208 km or 129 mi Durham
$1372
210 km or 131 mi Sunderland
$1321
211 km or 131 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
218 km or 135 mi Derry
$1261
219 km or 136 mi Morecambe
$1408
222 km or 138 mi Lancaster
$1424
227 km or 141 mi Darlington
$1211