Chengdu vs Mashhad - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Mashhad
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$668
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$1710
🏠 One person rent
$305
$349
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$714
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$175
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$39.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$275
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
92
46
😀 Quality of life
73
55
🏙️ Population
20.9M
3M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 13% more expensive than in Mashhad. Cities ranked 6241st and 6874th ($752 vs $668) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 23rd in China and Iran, respectively. Check China vs Iran comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 0.4 months in Mashhad. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Mashhad ranked 4th in Iran, while ranked 1437th and 5832nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Mashhad

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Chengdu Mashhad
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$2.54
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$35.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$4.02
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$0.65
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$1.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.02
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$461
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$270
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$956
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$588
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$21.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$33.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$18.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
18.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$1495
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$1266
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$9.98
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$3.38
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$0.55
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$0.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$0.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$2.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$1.15
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$2.32
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$2.45
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$6.97
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$0.74
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$0.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$0.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$0.37
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.16
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$0.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$0.48
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$1.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$5.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.39
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$20.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$4.78
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$31.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$4.64
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$60.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$175
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$198
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$892

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Cities near Chengdu

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 Mashhad

Distance City Cost of living
73 km or 45 mi Nishapur
$603
120 km or 75 mi Torbat-e Heydarieh
$658
132 km or 82 mi Quchan
$658
150 km or 93 mi Torbat-e Jam
$690
157 km or 98 mi Kashmar
$658
174 km or 108 mi Sabzevar
$601
202 km or 126 mi Anau
$1224
212 km or 132 mi Ashgabat
$1123
240 km or 149 mi Bojnord
$500
245 km or 152 mi Mary
$1182
304 km or 189 mi Baherden
$1223
317 km or 197 mi Herat
$383
384 km or 239 mi Birjand
$662
409 km or 254 mi Gonbad-e Kavus
$517
411 km or 255 mi Shahrud
$662
461 km or 287 mi Gorgan
$591
467 km or 290 mi Turkmenabat
$1199
551 km or 342 mi Sheberghan
$352
566 km or 351 mi Semnan
$664
572 km or 355 mi Bukhara
$374
586 km or 364 mi Sari
$529
604 km or 375 mi Qaem Shahr
$664
612 km or 380 mi Zabol
$659
614 km or 381 mi Dasoguz
$1185
615 km or 382 mi Qarshi
$410
620 km or 385 mi Babol
$424
649 km or 403 mi Amol
$603
673 km or 418 mi Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
684 km or 425 mi Lashkargah
$355
685 km or 425 mi Nukus
$390
687 km or 427 mi Yazd
$809
703 km or 437 mi Pardis
$659
710 km or 441 mi Kerman
$680
719 km or 447 mi Pakdasht
$667
726 km or 451 mi Varamin
$838
730 km or 454 mi Qarchak
$665
733 km or 456 mi Golestan
$665
737 km or 458 mi Rafsanjan
$663
738 km or 459 mi Ray
$667
739 km or 459 mi Tehran
$839