Chengdu vs Seattle - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Seattle
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$2734
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$6193
🏠 One person rent
$305
$1739
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$2798
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$636
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$176
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$7689
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
92
77
😀 Quality of life
73
92
🏙️ Population
20.9M
745K

The cost of living in Chengdu is 72% less expensive than in Seattle. Cities ranked 6241st and 69th ($752 vs $2734) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 57th 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 2.8 months in Seattle. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Seattle ranked 9th in the United States, while ranked 1437th and 67th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Seattle

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Chengdu Seattle
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$16.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$69
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$9.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$7.02
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$5.22
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$2.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$1851
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$1494
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$3116
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$2426
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$117
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$57.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
5.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$6863
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$4890
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$2.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$103
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$20.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.33
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$3.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$3.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$3.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$17.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$13.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$17.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$4.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$5.43
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$6.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$3.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$2.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$15.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$3.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$10.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$8.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$5.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$4.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$55
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$14.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$149
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$23.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$53.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$99.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$1661
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$27143

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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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9.1 km or 5.7 mi Mercer Island
$1941
11 km or 6.5 mi Bellevue
$2817
14 km or 8.5 mi Kirkland
$1944
15 km or 9.2 mi Tukwila
$2331
15 km or 9.5 mi Burien
$1946
16 km or 10 mi Bainbridge Island
$2335
17 km or 10 mi Shoreline
$2344
17 km or 10 mi Renton
$2340
17 km or 11 mi Redmond
$2682
17 km or 11 mi Kenmore
$1877
19 km or 12 mi SeaTac
$2467
21 km or 13 mi Bothell
$2304
22 km or 14 mi Sammamish
$1954
22 km or 14 mi Edmonds
$1950
23 km or 14 mi Issaquah
$2420
24 km or 15 mi Des Moines
$1949
24 km or 15 mi Lynnwood
$1952
24 km or 15 mi Bremerton
$2337
26 km or 16 mi Kent
$2072
30 km or 19 mi Mill Creek
$1938
33 km or 20 mi Federal Way
$1949
34 km or 21 mi Maple Valley
$1936
35 km or 21 mi Mukilteo
$1949
35 km or 22 mi Auburn
$2138
41 km or 25 mi Everett
$2379
42 km or 26 mi Tacoma
$2343
46 km or 28 mi University Place
$1959
48 km or 30 mi Puyallup
$2448
50 km or 31 mi Lake Stevens
$1938
51 km or 32 mi Lakewood
$2134
52 km or 33 mi Marysville
$1950
57 km or 35 mi Spanaway
$1965
74 km or 46 mi Lacey
$2242
76 km or 47 mi Olympia
$1998
78 km or 48 mi Sequim
$1931
80 km or 50 mi Oak Harbor
$1897
90 km or 56 mi Mount Vernon
$1950
100 km or 62 mi Port Angeles
$1782
109 km or 68 mi Centralia
$2061
119 km or 74 mi Victoria
$1906