Chengdu vs Milan - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Milan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$1657
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$4214
🏠 One person rent
$305
$884
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$1696
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$465
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$1852
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
92
98
😀 Quality of life
73
85
🏙️ Population
20.9M
1.37M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 55% less expensive than in Milan. Cities ranked 6241st and 2287th ($752 vs $1657) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 1st in China and Italy, respectively. Check China vs Italy comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 1.1 months in Milan. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Milan ranked 2nd in Italy, while ranked 1437th and 206th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Milan

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Chengdu Milan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$14.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$65.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$9.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$5.66
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$1.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$2.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$1017
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$678
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$1962
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$1381
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$171
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$27
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
1.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$8584
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$4627
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$2.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$37.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$22.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$1.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$3.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$11.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$19.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.18
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$2.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.83
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$8.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.6
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$6.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$2.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$2.7
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$67.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$83.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$84.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$94
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$771
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$16123

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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
8 km or 5 mi Buccinasco
$1069
15 km or 9.1 mi Monza
$1290
20 km or 13 mi Seregno
$1151
21 km or 13 mi Saronno
$1105
29 km or 18 mi Lodi
$1234
30 km or 19 mi Cantu
$1046
30 km or 19 mi Vigevano
$1085
31 km or 19 mi Busto Arsizio
$1199
31 km or 20 mi Pavia
$1187
39 km or 24 mi Como
$1351
40 km or 25 mi Crema
$1141
45 km or 28 mi Novara
$1071
45 km or 28 mi Bergamo
$1330
46 km or 28 mi Lecco
$1149
48 km or 30 mi Varese
$1133
55 km or 34 mi Voghera
$1182
61 km or 38 mi Piacenza
$1211
63 km or 39 mi Vercelli
$1076
63 km or 39 mi Lugano
$2470
69 km or 43 mi Tortona
$1090
76 km or 47 mi Cremona
$1110
76 km or 47 mi Alessandria
$965
81 km or 50 mi Brescia
$1200
82 km or 51 mi Bellinzona
$2388
89 km or 55 mi Biella
$1064
100 km or 62 mi Asti
$943
116 km or 72 mi Parma
$1282
120 km or 74 mi Genoa
$1235
125 km or 78 mi Turin
$1134
130 km or 81 mi Mantua
$1267
140 km or 87 mi Savona
$1197
141 km or 87 mi Verona
$1237
142 km or 88 mi Reggio Emilia
$1103
149 km or 92 mi Aosta
$1242
156 km or 97 mi Chur
$2233
159 km or 99 mi La Spezia
$1184
162 km or 100 mi Sassuolo
$1174
162 km or 101 mi Mondovi
$1232
164 km or 102 mi Trento
$1218
164 km or 102 mi Modena
$1285