Chengdu vs New York City - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu New York City
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$3563
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$7275
🏠 One person rent
$305
$2283
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$3047
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$701
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$378
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$6526
😷 Air quality
Bad
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
92
100
😀 Quality of life
73
96
🏙️ Population
20.9M
8.4M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 79% less expensive than in New York City. Cities ranked 6241st and 2nd ($752 vs $3563) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 1st 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 New York City. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs New York City ranked 1st in the United States, while ranked 1437th and 13th among best cities to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Chengdu vs New York City infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Chengdu vs New York City

Prices for goods and services in Chengdu and New York City are partly crowdsourced by our visitors, just like yourself. Please consider telling us about your city.

Chengdu New York City
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$19.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$82
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$10.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$8.01
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$5.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$2.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$2914
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$1930
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$4179
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$2505
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$98.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$149
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$58.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$15476
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$9160
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$2.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$129
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$24.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$3.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$5.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$4.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$17.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$15.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$20.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$4.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$5.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$3.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$3.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$18.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$4.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$14.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$7.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$5.28
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$83.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$17.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$161
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$24.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$55.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$92.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$2234
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$23587

Hotels map

More cities to compare

Cost of Living in the nearest cities

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 New York City

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.6 mi Astoria
$2512
11 km or 6.8 mi Hoboken
$2905
11 km or 7.1 mi Jersey
$2281
13 km or 8.3 mi Union
$1939
14 km or 8.8 mi West New York
$2314
14 km or 8.9 mi Bayonne
$2545
15 km or 9.6 mi North Bergen
$1951
17 km or 10 mi Secaucus
$1939
17 km or 11 mi Cliffside Park
$1934
18 km or 11 mi Kearny
$1941
20 km or 12 mi Valley Stream
$1943
20 km or 13 mi Fort Lee
$2781
20 km or 13 mi Lyndhurst
$1935
22 km or 14 mi Newark
$1956
23 km or 14 mi Elizabeth
$1942
23 km or 14 mi Belleville
$1941
25 km or 15 mi Hillside
$1935
25 km or 15 mi Long Beach
$1946
25 km or 15 mi Nutley
$1944
25 km or 16 mi East Orange
$1929
25 km or 16 mi Irvington
$1942
26 km or 16 mi Rockville Centre
$1946
26 km or 16 mi Linden
$1941
26 km or 16 mi Hackensack
$1946
26 km or 16 mi Bloomfield
$2026
26 km or 16 mi Teaneck
$1946
26 km or 16 mi Carteret
$1939
26 km or 16 mi Passaic
$2343
27 km or 17 mi Roselle
$1933
27 km or 17 mi Hempstead
$2665
28 km or 17 mi Union Township
$1936
28 km or 18 mi Clifton
$2324
28 km or 18 mi Maplewood
$1947
29 km or 18 mi Montclair
$1982
29 km or 18 mi Bergenfield
$1937
29 km or 18 mi Mount Vernon
$1952
30 km or 18 mi Rahway
$1941
30 km or 18 mi Uniondale
$1931
30 km or 18 mi West Orange
$1952
30 km or 18 mi New Rochelle
$1992