Chengdu vs Madrid - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Madrid
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$1445
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$3270
🏠 One person rent
$305
$800
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$1284
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$349
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$1972
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
92
98
😀 Quality of life
73
90
🏙️ Population
20.9M
3.31M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 48% less expensive than in Madrid. Cities ranked 6241st and 2863rd ($752 vs $1445) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 3rd in China and Spain, respectively. Check China vs Spain comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 1.4 months in Madrid. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Madrid ranked 1st in Spain, while ranked 1437th and 106th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Madrid

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Chengdu Madrid
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$12.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$48.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$8.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$3.98
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$2.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$2.18
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$864
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$624
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$1428
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$1027
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$92.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$142
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$35
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
2.08%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$5224
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$3536
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$1.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$53.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$15.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.9
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$0.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$2.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$10.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$7.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$11.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.72
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$1.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.45
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$6.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$5.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$2.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$39.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$9.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$38.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$74.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$73.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$509
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$9811

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.6 mi Pozuelo de Alarcon
$1215
11 km or 6.7 mi Coslada
$991
14 km or 8.5 mi Alcobendas
$1029
18 km or 11 mi Mostoles
$1120
18 km or 11 mi Fuenlabrada
$1210
18 km or 11 mi Torrejon de Ardoz
$1079
21 km or 13 mi Tres Cantos
$1154
29 km or 18 mi Alcala de Henares
$1058
50 km or 31 mi Guadalajara
$1076
68 km or 42 mi Toledo
$780
69 km or 43 mi Segovia
$946
138 km or 86 mi Cuenca
$1020
155 km or 97 mi Laguna de Duero
$1026
158 km or 98 mi Villarrobledo
$1026
162 km or 101 mi Valladolid
$1024
177 km or 110 mi Salamanca
$938
196 km or 122 mi Puertollano
$1055
208 km or 129 mi Plasencia
$772
211 km or 131 mi Zamora
$1024
215 km or 133 mi Burgos
$930
223 km or 139 mi Albacete
$914
242 km or 150 mi Villanueva de la Serena
$1026
244 km or 151 mi Requena
$1019
250 km or 156 mi Logrono
$894
251 km or 156 mi Caceres
$852
253 km or 157 mi Tudela
$1022
258 km or 160 mi Linares
$1025
269 km or 167 mi Ubeda
$1055
272 km or 169 mi Zaragoza
$1018
281 km or 175 mi Merida
$1019
283 km or 176 mi Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
288 km or 179 mi Leon
$899
295 km or 183 mi Jaen
$833
296 km or 184 mi Jumilla
$1025
297 km or 184 mi Cordoba
$885
298 km or 185 mi Yecla
$984
299 km or 186 mi Braganca
$907
301 km or 187 mi Martos
$1027
302 km or 187 mi Caravaca de la Cruz
$1022
302 km or 188 mi Valencia
$1197