Chengdu vs Rome - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Rome
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$1546
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$3755
🏠 One person rent
$305
$822
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$1516
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$425
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$1486
😷 Air quality
Bad
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
92
88
😀 Quality of life
73
86
🏙️ Population
20.9M
2.87M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 51% less expensive than in Rome. Cities ranked 6241st and 2571st ($752 vs $1546) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 2nd 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 months in Rome. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Rome ranked 1st in Italy, while ranked 1437th and 198th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Rome

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Chengdu Rome
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$14.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$53.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$8.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$5.06
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$1.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$905
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$616
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$1909
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$1154
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$182
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$28.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
1.67%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$6628
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$3578
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$1.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$36.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$14.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$2.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.42
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$1.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$4.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$15.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$9.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$13.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.34
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$2.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$2.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$1.51
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.8
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$6.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.41
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$5.89
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$8.16
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$2.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$1.91
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$44.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$9.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$87.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$20
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$81.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$89.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$477
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$9591

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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
2.7 km or 1.7 mi Vatican City
$782
19 km or 12 mi Frascati
$1251
34 km or 21 mi Ladispoli
$1113
44 km or 27 mi Cisterna di Latina
$989
47 km or 29 mi Colleferro
$1065
51 km or 32 mi Anzio
$1169
59 km or 37 mi Latina
$1038
61 km or 38 mi Civitavecchia
$1117
65 km or 40 mi Rieti
$1101
66 km or 41 mi Viterbo
$1258
76 km or 47 mi Terni
$1014
78 km or 48 mi Frosinone
$675
80 km or 49 mi Avezzano
$1107
91 km or 56 mi L'Aquila
$911
93 km or 58 mi Terracina
$1222
120 km or 74 mi Foligno
$1197
132 km or 82 mi Teramo
$1062
136 km or 84 mi Perugia
$998
140 km or 87 mi Ascoli Piceno
$1078
148 km or 92 mi Chieti
$1112
156 km or 97 mi Pescara
$1119
170 km or 106 mi Aversa
$971
173 km or 107 mi Santa Maria Capua Vetere
$1095
174 km or 108 mi Fermo
$1153
175 km or 109 mi Macerata
$827
178 km or 111 mi Giugliano in Campania
$1112
179 km or 112 mi Caserta
$1043
181 km or 113 mi Arezzo
$1204
183 km or 114 mi Frattamaggiore
$897
184 km or 115 mi Siena
$1525
185 km or 115 mi Campobasso
$1007
187 km or 116 mi Civitanova Marche
$1083
189 km or 117 mi Naples
$1085
209 km or 130 mi Ancona
$1097
210 km or 130 mi Benevento
$975
213 km or 133 mi Castellammare di Stabia
$1099
221 km or 137 mi Avellino
$906
221 km or 137 mi Fano
$1102
226 km or 140 mi Amalfi
$1162
227 km or 141 mi San Marino City
$1019