Chengdu vs Tianjin - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Tianjin
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$778
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$2271
🏠 One person rent
$305
$340
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$788
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$252
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$77.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$876
😷 Air quality
Bad
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
92
91
😀 Quality of life
73
72
🏙️ Population
20.9M
13.9M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 3% less expensive than in Tianjin. Cities ranked 6241st and 6136th ($752 vs $778) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 39th in China.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 1.1 months in Tianjin. Ranked 8th vs 11th best cities to live in China, and 1437th vs 1706th among the best cities to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Chengdu vs Tianjin infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Chengdu vs Tianjin

Prices for goods and services in Chengdu and Tianjin are partly crowdsourced by our visitors, just like yourself. Please consider telling us about your city.

Chengdu Tianjin
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$4.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$29.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$5.61
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.49
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$3.21
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$359
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$259
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$1132
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$595
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$49
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$74.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$11.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
5.54%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$5793
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$3981
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$16.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$4.42
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$1.55
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.9
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$1.3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$15.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$3.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$11.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$0.77
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$14.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$5.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$4.09
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$44.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$7.41
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$76.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$3.98
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$59
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$84.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$586
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$9729

Hotels map

More cities to compare

Cost of Living in the nearest cities

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 Tianjin

Distance City Cost of living
46 km or 29 mi Binhai
$709
60 km or 37 mi Langfang
$726
71 km or 44 mi Bazhou
$661
87 km or 54 mi Huanghua
$659
93 km or 58 mi Sanhe
$665
99 km or 61 mi Cangzhou
$758
99 km or 62 mi Tangshan
$767
107 km or 67 mi Renqiu
$670
109 km or 68 mi Beijing
$1281
111 km or 69 mi Zhuozhou
$651
117 km or 73 mi Gaobeidian
$663
124 km or 77 mi Hejian
$669
131 km or 82 mi Botou
$660
133 km or 82 mi Zunhua
$667
144 km or 90 mi Luanzhou
$658
152 km or 94 mi Baoding
$512
157 km or 98 mi Laoling
$665
160 km or 99 mi Qian'an
$666
182 km or 113 mi Anguo
$651
192 km or 119 mi Shenzhou
$662
204 km or 127 mi Dezhou
$744
205 km or 127 mi Dingzhou
$680
205 km or 128 mi Hengshui
$814
209 km or 130 mi Binzhou
$661
212 km or 132 mi Chengde
$697
218 km or 136 mi Dongying
$676
219 km or 136 mi Xinji
$662
223 km or 138 mi Qinhuangdao
$755
225 km or 140 mi Jinzhou
$659
228 km or 142 mi Jizhou
$649
237 km or 147 mi Xinle
$657
241 km or 150 mi Gaocheng
$668
242 km or 150 mi Pingquan
$653
251 km or 156 mi Yucheng
$659
255 km or 158 mi Nangong
$658
258 km or 161 mi Zouping
$667
265 km or 164 mi Shijiazhuang
$576
271 km or 168 mi Zhangjiakou
$748
273 km or 170 mi Zibo
$549
276 km or 172 mi Jinan
$617