Chengdu vs Kathmandu - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Kathmandu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$435
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$1138
🏠 One person rent
$305
$140
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$283
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$198
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$48.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$207
😷 Air quality
Bad
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
92
28
😀 Quality of life
73
47
🏙️ Population
20.9M
846K

The cost of living in Chengdu is 73% more expensive than in Kathmandu. Cities ranked 6241st and 8649th ($752 vs $435) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 2nd in China and Nepal, respectively. Check China vs Nepal comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 0.5 months in Kathmandu. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Kathmandu ranked 2nd in Nepal, while ranked 1437th and 6397th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Kathmandu

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Chengdu Kathmandu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$2.37
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$24.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$7.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$2.45
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$1.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$156
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$97.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$336
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$219
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$17.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$27
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$13.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
12.17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$1709
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$663
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$4.74
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$8.74
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$0.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$0.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$1.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$8.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$3.32
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$3.93
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$0.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$0.66
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$0.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$7.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$2.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$3.15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$1.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$2.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$0.95
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$0.51
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$31.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$3.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$17.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$1.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$26.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$51
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$85.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$3165

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
5 km or 3.1 mi Lalitpur
$445
47 km or 29 mi Hetauda
$322
94 km or 58 mi Birgunj
$307
124 km or 77 mi Janakpur
$335
146 km or 91 mi Pokhara
$350
183 km or 114 mi Muzaffarpur
$250
222 km or 138 mi Gorakhpur
$365
234 km or 145 mi Biratnagar
$352
235 km or 146 mi Patna
$408
238 km or 148 mi Saharsa
$336
261 km or 162 mi Damak
$302
300 km or 186 mi Purnia
$368
320 km or 199 mi Bhagalpur
$284
322 km or 200 mi Siliguri
$375
332 km or 206 mi Gaya
$275
346 km or 215 mi Jaunpur
$337
355 km or 220 mi Varanasi
$362
359 km or 223 mi Raiganj
$337
384 km or 239 mi Shigatse
$667
398 km or 247 mi Mirzapur
$381
400 km or 249 mi Paro
$492
410 km or 255 mi Malda
$339
411 km or 256 mi Saidpur
$373
421 km or 262 mi Thimphu
$499
431 km or 268 mi Allahabad
$540
438 km or 272 mi Balurghat
$336
443 km or 275 mi Rangpur
$355
447 km or 278 mi Lucknow
$361
449 km or 279 mi Dhanbad
$377
468 km or 291 mi Kulti
$342
476 km or 296 mi Asansol
$312
479 km or 298 mi Dhangadhi
$314
485 km or 301 mi Ranchi
$371
493 km or 306 mi Rajshahi
$303
495 km or 307 mi Berhampore
$338
503 km or 313 mi Durgapur
$329
510 km or 317 mi Bheemdatta
$353
510 km or 317 mi Bogra
$365
517 km or 321 mi Kanpur
$441
553 km or 344 mi Jamshedpur
$330