Chengdu vs Santiago - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Santiago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$960
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$2333
🏠 One person rent
$305
$440
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$770
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$140
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$616
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
92
92
😀 Quality of life
73
78
🏙️ Population
20.9M
6.26M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 22% less expensive than in Santiago. Cities ranked 6241st and 5485th ($752 vs $960) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 3rd in China and Chile, respectively. Check China vs Chile comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 0.6 months in Santiago. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Santiago ranked 1st in Chile, while ranked 1437th and 451st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Santiago

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Chengdu Santiago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$9.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$6.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$3.21
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$3.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$448
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$337
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$781
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$625
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$59.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$93.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$20.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
6.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$2218
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$2132
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.89
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$45.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$7.58
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$9.86
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$5.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$10.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.52
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$1.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$5.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$4.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$4.52
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$4.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$2.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.14
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$33.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$5.52
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$37.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$12
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$47.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$60.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$382
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$5901

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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 Santiago

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 11 mi San Bernardo
$719
20 km or 12 mi Puente Alto
$732
69 km or 43 mi Los Andes
$697
78 km or 48 mi San Felipe
$729
80 km or 50 mi Rancagua
$673
80 km or 50 mi Villa Alemana
$654
83 km or 52 mi Quillota
$700
85 km or 53 mi Quilpue
$707
89 km or 55 mi San Antonio
$700
95 km or 59 mi Vina del Mar
$737
99 km or 62 mi Valparaiso
$631
130 km or 80 mi San Fernando
$700
179 km or 111 mi Curico
$663
181 km or 112 mi Godoy Cruz
$528
182 km or 113 mi Mendoza
$549
185 km or 115 mi Las Heras
$528
208 km or 129 mi San Martin
$522
238 km or 148 mi Talca
$679
251 km or 156 mi San Rafael
$731
264 km or 164 mi Constitucion
$697
280 km or 174 mi Linares
$718
292 km or 181 mi San Juan
$586
321 km or 199 mi Ovalle
$584
375 km or 233 mi Chillan
$703
394 km or 245 mi Coquimbo
$718
398 km or 247 mi La Serena
$730
401 km or 249 mi San Luis
$431
409 km or 254 mi Tome
$696
426 km or 265 mi Talcahuano
$694
434 km or 269 mi Concepcion
$674
455 km or 283 mi Coronel
$669
456 km or 284 mi Lujan
$520
464 km or 288 mi Lota
$699
472 km or 294 mi Los Angeles
$847
482 km or 300 mi Villa Mercedes
$522
508 km or 316 mi Curanilahue
$699
518 km or 322 mi Angol
$700
542 km or 337 mi Vallenar
$698
576 km or 358 mi La Rioja
$385
588 km or 366 mi Rio Cuarto
$389