Chengdu vs Quebec City - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Quebec City
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$1249
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$3097
🏠 One person rent
$305
$555
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$953
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$450
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$115
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$3524
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
92
39
😀 Quality of life
73
91
🏙️ Population
20.9M
549K

The cost of living in Chengdu is 40% less expensive than in Quebec City. Cities ranked 6241st and 3333rd ($752 vs $1249) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 145th in China and Canada, respectively. Check China vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 2.8 months in Quebec City. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Quebec City ranked 9th in Canada, while ranked 1437th and 83rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Quebec City

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Chengdu Quebec City
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$11.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$50.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$9.26
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$5.21
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$3.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.47
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$595
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$425
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$1085
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$766
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$53.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$81.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$41.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
4.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$6101
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$1655
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$2.73
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$68.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$14
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.54
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$2.19
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$2.43
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$3.09
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$13.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$9.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$14.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$3.24
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$2.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$3.65
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$1.68
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.66
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$2.03
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$12.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$2.09
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$10.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$6.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.87
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.02
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$33.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$10.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$89.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$12.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$65.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$83.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$700
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$7055

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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
3.6 km or 2.2 mi Levis
$1720
80 km or 50 mi Thetford Mines
$1634
89 km or 55 mi Saint-Georges
$1653
102 km or 64 mi Victoriaville
$1512
114 km or 71 mi Trois-Rivieres
$1079
120 km or 74 mi Shawinigan
$1700
142 km or 88 mi Drummondville
$1108
166 km or 103 mi Sherbrooke
$1113
169 km or 105 mi Sorel-Tracy
$1699
170 km or 106 mi Riviere-du-Loup
$1596
178 km or 111 mi Saguenay
$1022
180 km or 112 mi Chicoutimi
$1710
187 km or 116 mi Magog
$1705
188 km or 117 mi Saint-Hyacinthe
$1707
192 km or 120 mi Joliette
$1084
195 km or 121 mi Alma
$1708
196 km or 122 mi Granby
$1085
201 km or 125 mi L'Assomption
$1708
206 km or 128 mi Beloeil
$1705
210 km or 131 mi Repentigny
$1704
211 km or 131 mi Varennes
$1701
212 km or 132 mi Sainte-Julie
$1707
217 km or 135 mi Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
$1696
218 km or 135 mi Mascouche
$1247
218 km or 136 mi Boucherville
$1708
220 km or 136 mi Chambly
$1708
223 km or 138 mi Saint-Lin-Laurentides
$1709
223 km or 139 mi Terrebonne
$1714
227 km or 141 mi Longueuil
$1411
228 km or 142 mi Brossard
$1559
229 km or 142 mi Saint-Lambert
$1700
229 km or 143 mi Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
$1701
231 km or 144 mi Montreal
$1727
234 km or 146 mi La Prairie
$1707
236 km or 146 mi Westmount
$1699
236 km or 146 mi Mount Royal
$1704
238 km or 148 mi Laval
$1389
238 km or 148 mi Candiac
$1705
241 km or 150 mi Cote-Saint-Luc
$1701
241 km or 150 mi Boisbriand
$1663