Chengdu vs Soweto - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Soweto
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$897
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$1610
🏠 One person rent
$305
$535
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$552
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$206
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$1352
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
29 km
🎓 Higher education
92
63
😀 Quality of life
73
45
🏙️ Population
20.9M
1.27M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 16% less expensive than in Soweto. Cities ranked 6241st and 5726th ($752 vs $897) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 5th in China and South Africa, respectively. Check China vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 1.5 months in Soweto. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Soweto ranked 9th in South Africa, while ranked 1437th and 6586th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Soweto

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Chengdu Soweto
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$5.05
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$23.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$3.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.35
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$1.81
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$595
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$402
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$528
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$401
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$57.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$89.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$36.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
9.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$1196
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$992
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$1.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$17.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$16.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.12
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$2.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$6.31
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$3.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$3.34
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.25
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$1.13
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$2.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$3.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$2.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$0.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$14.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$4.25
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$23
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$3.27
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$41.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$47.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$90.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$2895

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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
19 km or 12 mi Johannesburg
$935
24 km or 15 mi Randburg
$776
26 km or 16 mi Sandton
$907
46 km or 28 mi Vereeniging
$728
46 km or 29 mi Benoni
$821
48 km or 30 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
56 km or 34 mi Centurion
$734
58 km or 36 mi Springs
$766
66 km or 41 mi Pretoria
$835
73 km or 45 mi Brits
$763
91 km or 56 mi Potchefstroom
$639
92 km or 57 mi Rustenburg
$881
137 km or 85 mi Klerksdorp
$629
159 km or 99 mi Bethal
$760
166 km or 103 mi Kroonstad
$770
170 km or 106 mi Middelburg
$822
222 km or 138 mi Welkom
$708
228 km or 142 mi Mmabatho
$762
249 km or 155 mi Lobatse
$615
266 km or 165 mi Gaborone
$668
282 km or 175 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
290 km or 180 mi Kanye
$641
315 km or 196 mi Molepolole
$616
321 km or 199 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
329 km or 204 mi Mbabane
$722
335 km or 208 mi Vryheid
$835
341 km or 212 mi Maseru
$593
350 km or 217 mi Manzini
$733
354 km or 220 mi Bloemfontein
$696
367 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$544
399 km or 248 mi Mafeteng
$579
412 km or 256 mi Kimberley
$785
420 km or 261 mi Palapye
$506
446 km or 277 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
447 km or 278 mi Serowe
$527
461 km or 286 mi Matola
$1058
472 km or 293 mi Maputo
$1049
506 km or 314 mi Durban
$827
567 km or 353 mi Francistown
$544
595 km or 370 mi Xai-Xai
$1114