Chengdu vs Kyoto - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Kyoto
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$1163
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$2986
🏠 One person rent
$305
$479
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$957
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$389
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$195
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$2119
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
39 km
🎓 Higher education
92
96
😀 Quality of life
73
78
🏙️ Population
20.9M
1.46M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 35% less expensive than in Kyoto. Cities ranked 6241st and 4117th ($752 vs $1163) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 22nd in China and Japan, respectively. Check China vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 1.8 months in Kyoto. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Kyoto ranked 77th in Japan, while ranked 1437th and 436th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Kyoto

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Chengdu Kyoto
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$5.64
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$29.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$5.46
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$3.64
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$3.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$536
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$328
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$1099
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$732
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$78.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$121
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$30.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
1.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$4799
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$5154
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$1.73
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$88.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$20.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$2.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$3.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$1.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$18.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$6.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$5.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.49
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$4.05
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$4.6
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$3.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$2.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$2.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$10.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$2.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$3.52
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$4.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$0.8
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$65.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$14.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$19.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$59.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$363
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$10196

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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 Kyoto

Distance City Cost of living
7.5 km or 4.6 mi Otsu
$1016
9.5 km or 5.9 mi Muko
$1022
12 km or 7.2 mi Nagaokakyo
$1021
15 km or 9.1 mi Uji
$1042
16 km or 10 mi Yawata
$1021
17 km or 11 mi Shimamoto
$1018
18 km or 11 mi Joyo
$1020
18 km or 11 mi Kameoka
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Kusatsu
$1033
21 km or 13 mi Ritto
$1025
21 km or 13 mi Moriyama
$1026
22 km or 14 mi Kyotanabe
$1025
23 km or 14 mi Takatsuki
$1030
24 km or 15 mi Hirakata
$1039
24 km or 15 mi Yasu
$1025
26 km or 16 mi Katano
$1024
28 km or 17 mi Seika
$1019
28 km or 18 mi Ibaraki
$1066
29 km or 18 mi Konan
$1020
29 km or 18 mi Nantan
$1020
30 km or 19 mi Neyagawa
$1056
31 km or 19 mi Kizugawa
$1026
32 km or 20 mi Settsu
$1021
32 km or 20 mi Shijonawate
$1024
33 km or 20 mi Omihachiman
$1022
34 km or 21 mi Minoh
$1031
35 km or 22 mi Kadoma
$1021
36 km or 22 mi Suita
$1397
36 km or 22 mi Daito
$1025
36 km or 22 mi Moriguchi
$1032
36 km or 22 mi Ikoma
$1025
37 km or 23 mi Nara
$921
37 km or 23 mi Koka
$1026
37 km or 23 mi Toyonaka
$1031
37 km or 23 mi Ikeda
$1021
38 km or 24 mi Kawanishi
$1032
38 km or 24 mi Inagawa
$1019
40 km or 25 mi Higashiosaka
$1093
40 km or 25 mi Yamatokoriyama
$1025
41 km or 26 mi Itami
$1050