Chengdu vs Phnom Penh - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Phnom Penh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$850
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$2307
🏠 One person rent
$305
$425
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$1021
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$275
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$79
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$300
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
92
42
😀 Quality of life
73
56
🏙️ Population
20.9M
2.13M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 12% less expensive than in Phnom Penh. Cities ranked 6241st and 5902nd ($752 vs $850) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 2nd in China and Cambodia, respectively. Check China vs Cambodia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 0.4 months in Phnom Penh. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Phnom Penh ranked 1st in Cambodia, while ranked 1437th and 5715th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Phnom Penh

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Chengdu Phnom Penh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$2.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$23.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$6.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$0.99
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$2.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$472
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$274
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$1433
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$730
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$76.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$116
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$34.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
10.06%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$2345
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$1487
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$12.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$9.04
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$2.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$1.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$1.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$12.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$5.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$9.51
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$3.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.3
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$3.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.69
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$1.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.56
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.51
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$11.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$1.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$2.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$79.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$4.95
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$27.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$4.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$71.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$202
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$8388

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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 Phnom Penh

Distance City Cost of living
44 km or 27 mi Prey Veng
$642
75 km or 47 mi Kampong Cham
$509
110 km or 68 mi Svay Rieng
$645
136 km or 84 mi Kampot
$531
144 km or 90 mi Long Xuyen
$531
166 km or 103 mi Sa Dec
$494
173 km or 107 mi Rach Gia
$521
182 km or 113 mi Phu Quoc
$510
187 km or 116 mi Sihanoukville
$870
195 km or 121 mi Can Tho
$551
200 km or 124 mi Thu Dau Mot
$520
205 km or 127 mi Ho Chi Minh
$734
218 km or 135 mi Bien Hoa
$502
230 km or 143 mi Siem Reap
$639
244 km or 152 mi Stung Treng
$639
247 km or 154 mi Soc Trang
$530
253 km or 157 mi Battambang
$540
267 km or 166 mi Ca Mau
$518
269 km or 167 mi Bac Lieu
$514
275 km or 171 mi Vung Tau
$538
286 km or 178 mi Ko Chang
$536
307 km or 191 mi Serei Saophoan
$638
360 km or 224 mi Phan Thiet
$433
361 km or 225 mi Buon Ma Thuot
$425
373 km or 232 mi Mui Ne
$504
380 km or 236 mi Klaeng
$549
385 km or 239 mi Da Lat
$496
407 km or 253 mi Ubon Ratchathani
$457
443 km or 275 mi Phan Rang-Thap Cham
$509
458 km or 285 mi Nong Prue
$535
460 km or 286 mi Chaophraya Surasak
$537
464 km or 288 mi Pattaya
$584
466 km or 289 mi Laem Chabang
$534
470 km or 292 mi Nha Trang
$622
487 km or 303 mi Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
525 km or 326 mi Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
527 km or 328 mi Qui Nhon
$518
528 km or 328 mi Lat Luang
$535
536 km or 333 mi Bangkok
$848
539 km or 335 mi Rangsit
$485