Chengdu vs Sydney - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Sydney
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$2294
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$5214
🏠 One person rent
$305
$1331
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$2116
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$501
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$332
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$4771
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
92
99
😀 Quality of life
73
99
🏙️ Population
20.9M
4.84M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 67% less expensive than in Sydney. Cities ranked 6241st and 254th ($752 vs $2294) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 1st in China and Australia, respectively. Check China vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 2.1 months in Sydney. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Sydney ranked 1st in Australia, while ranked 1437th and 2nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chengdu vs Sydney

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Chengdu Sydney
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$12.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$52.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$9.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$5.49
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$3.44
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$2.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$1479
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$1138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$2663
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$1771
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$75.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$117
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$49.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
2.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$12419
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$7128
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$3.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$127
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$19.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$2.05
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$3.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$9.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$9.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$14.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$2.64
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$5.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$1.85
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.01
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$2.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$4.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$28.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$3.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$2.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$2.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$52.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$13.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$44.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$74.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$99.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$1681
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$14932

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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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Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.2 mi Dee Why
$1970
19 km or 12 mi Parramatta
$1896
29 km or 18 mi Kellyville
$1656
29 km or 18 mi Blacktown
$1581
69 km or 43 mi Wollongong
$1554
117 km or 73 mi Newcastle
$1798
158 km or 98 mi Bathurst
$1558
168 km or 104 mi Goulburn
$1700
205 km or 127 mi Orange
$1661
247 km or 154 mi Canberra
$1792
301 km or 187 mi Dubbo
$1445
314 km or 195 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
377 km or 234 mi Armidale
$1677
378 km or 235 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
436 km or 271 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
478 km or 297 mi Griffith
$1629
597 km or 371 mi Shepparton
$1442
624 km or 388 mi Byron Bay
$2199
638 km or 396 mi Traralgon
$1626
683 km or 425 mi Gold Coast
$1776
689 km or 428 mi Southport
$1627
695 km or 432 mi Pakenham
$1631
701 km or 436 mi Berwick
$1562
706 km or 439 mi Bendigo
$1610
706 km or 439 mi Toowoomba
$1462
707 km or 439 mi Dandenong
$1498
711 km or 442 mi Ipswich
$1612
711 km or 442 mi Cranbourne
$1587
713 km or 443 mi South Yarra
$1589
713 km or 443 mi Melbourne
$1968
716 km or 445 mi Sunbury
$1625
724 km or 450 mi Frankston
$1957
732 km or 455 mi Melton
$1633
733 km or 455 mi Brisbane
$2056
735 km or 457 mi Tarneit
$1570
736 km or 457 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1682
775 km or 481 mi Caboolture
$1630
778 km or 484 mi Geelong
$1708
779 km or 484 mi Ballarat
$1740
807 km or 502 mi Caloundra
$1630