Chengdu vs Manchester - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Manchester
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$1764
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$4580
🏠 One person rent
$305
$1028
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$2108
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$430
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$2682
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
92
91
😀 Quality of life
73
91
🏙️ Population
20.9M
548K

The cost of living in Chengdu is 57% less expensive than in Manchester. Cities ranked 6241st and 2066th ($752 vs $1764) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 27th 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 1.5 months in Manchester. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Manchester ranked 10th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 1437th and 75th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Manchester

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Chengdu Manchester
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$14.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$53.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$7.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$5.01
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$3.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$2.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$1008
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$787
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$1764
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$1837
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$166
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$255
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$31.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
2.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$4874
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$3055
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$3.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$105
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$17
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$2.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$3.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$9.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$8.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$9.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$2.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$1.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.96
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$2.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$9.72
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$2.56
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$12.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$6.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$4.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$1.64
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$32.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$9.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$123
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$13.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$77.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$80
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$1237
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$13786

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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
4.3 km or 2.7 mi Salford
$1562
5.3 km or 3.3 mi Droylsden
$1495
5.5 km or 3.4 mi Stretford
$1498
7.5 km or 4.7 mi Sale
$1508
9.1 km or 5.7 mi Ashton-under-Lyne
$1425
12 km or 7.2 mi Oldham
$1193
12 km or 7.6 mi Altrincham
$1494
15 km or 9.1 mi Bury
$1236
17 km or 11 mi Rochdale
$1035
19 km or 12 mi Bolton
$1167
24 km or 15 mi Macclesfield
$1497
26 km or 16 mi Warrington
$1469
28 km or 17 mi Wigan
$1323
34 km or 21 mi Chorley
$1494
34 km or 21 mi St Helens
$1266
35 km or 22 mi Widnes
$1495
35 km or 22 mi Blackburn
$1122
35 km or 22 mi Runcorn
$1501
36 km or 22 mi Burnley
$1129
36 km or 22 mi Huddersfield
$1166
38 km or 23 mi Halifax
$1234
39 km or 25 mi Brighouse
$1491
42 km or 26 mi Leek
$1497
43 km or 27 mi Crewe
$1437
45 km or 28 mi Preston
$1189
46 km or 29 mi Dewsbury
$1496
48 km or 30 mi Bradford
$1193
49 km or 30 mi Batley
$1501
49 km or 30 mi Ellesmere Port
$1503
49 km or 31 mi Keighley
$1491
50 km or 31 mi Bootle
$1495
51 km or 31 mi Newcastle-under-Lyme
$1314
51 km or 32 mi Barnsley
$1231
51 km or 32 mi Liverpool
$1498
51 km or 32 mi Sheffield
$1424
52 km or 32 mi Stoke-on-Trent
$1251
52 km or 33 mi Chester
$1632
53 km or 33 mi Bebington
$1495
53 km or 33 mi Birkenhead
$1509
53 km or 33 mi Crosby
$1493