Chengdu vs Sofia - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Sofia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$786
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$1935
🏠 One person rent
$305
$362
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$601
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$281
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$72.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$914
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
92
71
😀 Quality of life
73
75
🏙️ Population
20.9M
1.28M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 4% less expensive than in Sofia. Cities ranked 6241st and 6110th ($752 vs $786) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 2nd in China and Bulgaria, respectively. Check China vs Bulgaria comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 1.2 months in Sofia. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Sofia ranked 1st in Bulgaria, while ranked 1437th and 792nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Sofia

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Chengdu Sofia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$8.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$28.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$5.72
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$1.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.04
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$343
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$263
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$653
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$435
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$72.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$112
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$9.81
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
3.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$2386
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$1567
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$26
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$5.57
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$0.83
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$2.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$8.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$7.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$10.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$2.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$0.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$6.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$3.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$5.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$2.57
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$1.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$23.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$6.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$16.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$58.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$72.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$408
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$6923

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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
26 km or 16 mi Pernik
$470
59 km or 37 mi Vratsa
$833
77 km or 48 mi Blagoevgrad
$534
97 km or 60 mi Bansko
$745
100 km or 62 mi Pazardzhik
$553
132 km or 82 mi Pleven
$551
132 km or 82 mi Plovdiv
$589
135 km or 84 mi Nis
$512
142 km or 88 mi Stip
$412
146 km or 91 mi Kumanovo
$481
148 km or 92 mi Vidin
$399
149 km or 92 mi Asenovgrad
$545
151 km or 94 mi Strumica
$408
164 km or 102 mi Gabrovo
$429
168 km or 104 mi Veles
$401
175 km or 108 mi Skopje
$598
176 km or 110 mi Pristina
$534
178 km or 110 mi Kavadarci
$401
180 km or 112 mi Serres
$885
185 km or 115 mi Drama
$744
186 km or 116 mi Craiova
$618
191 km or 119 mi Stara Zagora
$505
193 km or 120 mi Veliko Tarnovo
$515
202 km or 125 mi Mitrovica
$386
202 km or 126 mi Haskovo
$686
208 km or 129 mi Tetovo
$478
210 km or 130 mi Prilep
$388
210 km or 131 mi Slatina
$560
215 km or 134 mi Kavala
$870
215 km or 134 mi Alexandria
$466
217 km or 135 mi Xanthi
$783
222 km or 138 mi Drobeta-Turnu Severin
$606
224 km or 139 mi Giannitsa
$885
232 km or 144 mi Thessaloniki
$961
234 km or 145 mi Novi Pazar
$445
242 km or 150 mi Kragujevac
$468
245 km or 152 mi Sliven
$514
246 km or 153 mi Komotini
$834
248 km or 154 mi Bitola
$436
248 km or 154 mi Ruse
$488