Chengdu vs Los Angeles - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Los Angeles
🚶 Cost of living one person
$759
$2975
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2063
$6193
🏠 One person rent
$305
$1911
🏘️ Family rent
$519
$2725
🍽️ Food expenses
$268
$621
🚐 Transport expenses
$97
$260
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$848
$5327
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
92
99
😀 Quality of life
73
92
🏙️ Population
20.9M
3.9M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 74% less expensive than in Los Angeles. Cities ranked 6348th and 39th ($759 vs $2975) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 51st and 31st in China and the United States, respectively. Check China vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 1.8 months in Los Angeles. Chengdu ranked 7th best city to live in China vs Los Angeles ranked 11th in the United States, while ranked 1510th and 64th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Los Angeles

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Chengdu Los Angeles
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.81
$17.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.8
$74.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.14
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.11
$7.96
 Cappuccino
$4.25
$5.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.43
$2.7
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$380
$2166
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$233
$1644
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$697
$3759
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$402
$2194
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$29.8
$100
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.8
$156
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.3
$63.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.18%
5.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3970
$9200
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2247
$6049
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$1.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.3
$101
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.35
$17.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.46
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.12
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$2.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$3.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.07
$4.78
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.1
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.17
$12.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.4
$18.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
$4.47
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$3.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$3.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$2.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$2.23
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$1.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$2.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.1
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1
$3.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.06
$10.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.48
$7.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.49
$4.87
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.48
$2.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.5
$53.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6
$16.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.2
$121
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.16
$30.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.3
$59.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$91.9
$103
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$388
$1420
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$20843
$23021

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
8.1 km or 5 mi Huntington Park
$2070
8.9 km or 5.5 mi Maywood
$2007
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Florence-Graham
$2024
10 km or 6.2 mi Bell
$2018
10 km or 6.2 mi Monterey Park
$2412
11 km or 6.6 mi Alhambra
$2664
11 km or 6.6 mi South Pasadena
$2010
11 km or 7 mi Cudahy
$2013
12 km or 7.6 mi San Gabriel
$2025
12 km or 7.7 mi Bell Gardens
$2027
12 km or 7.8 mi West Hollywood
$3195
13 km or 7.8 mi Montebello
$2019
13 km or 8 mi South Gate
$2027
13 km or 8.2 mi Glendale
$2261
14 km or 8.8 mi Inglewood
$2026
15 km or 9 mi Beverly Hills
$1935
15 km or 9.1 mi Lynwood
$2022
15 km or 9.3 mi Rosemead
$2009
15 km or 9.5 mi Culver
$2008
15 km or 9.6 mi Pasadena
$2517
16 km or 9.9 mi Pico Rivera
$2013
16 km or 10 mi Burbank
$2847
16 km or 10 mi Downey
$2010
17 km or 11 mi Compton
$2032
18 km or 11 mi La Canada Flintridge
$2019
18 km or 11 mi Hawthorne
$1951
18 km or 11 mi Temple
$2019
18 km or 11 mi South El Monte
$2009
18 km or 11 mi West Whittier-Los Nietos
$2009
18 km or 11 mi Paramount
$2026
19 km or 12 mi Gardena
$2024
20 km or 12 mi El Monte
$2019
21 km or 13 mi Lawndale
$2006
21 km or 13 mi Arcadia
$1949
21 km or 13 mi Bellflower
$2032
22 km or 14 mi Norwalk
$2485
22 km or 14 mi Santa Monica
$3211
22 km or 14 mi Whittier
$2021
23 km or 15 mi Manhattan Beach
$2160
24 km or 15 mi Carson
$2099