Chengdu vs San Francisco - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu San Francisco
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$3415
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$7268
🏠 One person rent
$305
$2367
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$3633
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$693
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$3904
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
92
97
😀 Quality of life
73
89
🏙️ Population
20.9M
882K

The cost of living in Chengdu is 78% less expensive than in San Francisco. Cities ranked 6241st and 6th ($752 vs $3415) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 4th 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 1.1 months in San Francisco. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs San Francisco ranked 25th in the United States, while ranked 1437th and 122nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs San Francisco

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Chengdu San Francisco
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$80.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$7.53
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$4.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$2.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$2660
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$2076
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$4631
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$3090
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$112
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$61.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
5.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$11485
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$9524
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$2.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$87
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$4.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$4.42
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$4.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$16.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$14.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$17.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$5.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$3.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$5.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$6.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$3.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$2.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$16
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$3.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$12.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$5.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$82.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$15.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$131
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$27.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$58.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$83.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$2641
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$14161

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$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
11 km or 6.9 mi Daly
$1938
14 km or 8.4 mi South San Francisco
$1954
14 km or 8.8 mi Alameda
$3038
15 km or 9.2 mi Oakland
$3240
16 km or 10 mi Albany
$1949
17 km or 10 mi Berkeley
$2751
17 km or 11 mi San Bruno
$1935
18 km or 11 mi El Cerrito
$1939
18 km or 11 mi Pacifica
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Richmond
$1948
20 km or 12 mi Millbrae
$1951
21 km or 13 mi San Pablo
$1938
22 km or 14 mi Burlingame
$1941
24 km or 15 mi San Leandro
$2188
24 km or 15 mi San Rafael
$2631
26 km or 16 mi San Mateo
$3397
28 km or 17 mi San Lorenzo
$1813
28 km or 18 mi Foster
$2122
29 km or 18 mi Lafayette
$1933
29 km or 18 mi Hercules
$1937
31 km or 19 mi Belmont
$2736
32 km or 20 mi Hayward
$2691
32 km or 20 mi Castro Valley
$2595
34 km or 21 mi San Carlos
$1935
34 km or 21 mi Walnut Creek
$2869
36 km or 23 mi Redwood
$3431
37 km or 23 mi Martinez
$2202
37 km or 23 mi Danville
$2146
37 km or 23 mi Pleasant Hill
$1850
38 km or 24 mi Union
$1945
39 km or 24 mi San Ramon
$2142
39 km or 24 mi Vallejo
$2763
39 km or 24 mi Novato
$1947
39 km or 24 mi Benicia
$1937
41 km or 25 mi Concord
$2695
42 km or 26 mi Menlo Park
$1942
42 km or 26 mi East Palo Alto
$1946
43 km or 27 mi Newark
$1951
45 km or 28 mi Dublin
$1943
46 km or 28 mi Palo Alto
$2864