Cheongju vs Shanghai - Cost of Living Comparison

Cheongju Shanghai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$880
$1413
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2334
$4223
🏠 One person rent
$293
$783
🏘️ Family rent
$516
$1826
🍽️ Food expenses
$388
$347
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$111
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1689
$1372
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
71
100
😀 Quality of life
68
77
🏙️ Population
833K
24.9M

The cost of living in Cheongju is 38% less expensive than in Shanghai. Cities ranked 5804th and 2914th ($880 vs $1413) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 75th and 5th in South Korea and China, respectively. Check South Korea vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Cheongju compared to 1 months in Shanghai. Cheongju ranked 37th best city to live in South Korea vs Shanghai ranked 4th in China, while ranked 2903rd and 525th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cheongju vs Shanghai

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Cheongju Shanghai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.74
$6.14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.8
$48.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.36
$6.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.06
$2.68
 Cappuccino
$3.52
$4.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.27
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$207
$1078
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$171
$633
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$470
$2745
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$320
$1493
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$95.9
$41.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$147
$63.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.2
$18.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.51%
5.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6961
$18571
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4066
$9787
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.31
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$76.7
$30.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.47
$6.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$2.83
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.41
$2.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.86
$1.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.58
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.1
$18.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
$5.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30.6
$13.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.92
$2.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.84
$2.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.45
$1.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.99
$0.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.39
$1.6
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.2
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.87
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.47
$3.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.89
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.97
$5.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.39
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.87
$2.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.8
$66.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.43
$9.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.3
$135
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.56
$18.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$59.1
$78.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.3
$108
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$320
$1377
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18587
$27661

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Distance City Cost of living
25 km or 16 mi Sejong
$928
33 km or 21 mi Daejeon
$944
35 km or 22 mi Cheonan
$930
38 km or 24 mi Gongju
$939
45 km or 28 mi Anseong
$912
46 km or 28 mi Gyeryong
$896
53 km or 33 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
54 km or 34 mi Chungju
$1004
60 km or 37 mi Nonsan
$928
60 km or 38 mi Asan
$927
64 km or 40 mi Mungyeong
$897
65 km or 40 mi Sangju
$981
68 km or 42 mi Osan
$912
71 km or 44 mi Yongin
$1049
72 km or 44 mi Icheon
$979
74 km or 46 mi Yeoju
$902
80 km or 50 mi Gimcheon
$925
82 km or 51 mi Dangjin
$904
84 km or 52 mi Suwon
$977
85 km or 53 mi Jecheon
$932
85 km or 53 mi Boryeong
$946
87 km or 54 mi Wonju
$857
88 km or 55 mi Gwangju
$927
90 km or 56 mi Hwaseong
$965
91 km or 56 mi Gumi
$951
91 km or 56 mi Iksan
$925
91 km or 57 mi Uiwang
$901
93 km or 58 mi Siheung
$945
94 km or 58 mi Seosan
$872
94 km or 59 mi Seongnam
$1022
94 km or 59 mi Gunpo
$975
96 km or 59 mi Jeonju
$791
97 km or 60 mi Ansan
$921
98 km or 61 mi Anyang
$1102
99 km or 61 mi Gwacheon
$897
101 km or 63 mi Gunsan
$941
103 km or 64 mi Hanam
$906
104 km or 64 mi Yeongju
$963
107 km or 67 mi Gimje
$944
109 km or 67 mi Gwangmyeong
$928

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Distance City Cost of living
9.4 km or 5.8 mi Pudong
$759
47 km or 29 mi Taicang
$677
53 km or 33 mi Kunshan
$699
74 km or 46 mi Qidong
$677
82 km or 51 mi Suzhou
$921
82 km or 51 mi Jiaxing
$730
85 km or 53 mi Haimen
$673
88 km or 55 mi Changshu
$689
106 km or 66 mi Nantong
$1047
117 km or 73 mi Zhangjiagang
$686
121 km or 75 mi Wuxi
$861
135 km or 84 mi Huzhou
$720
141 km or 87 mi Jiangyin
$681
142 km or 88 mi Zhoushan
$680
144 km or 89 mi Ningbo
$809
148 km or 92 mi Jingjiang
$665
155 km or 96 mi Shaoxing
$745
158 km or 98 mi Yixing
$678
159 km or 99 mi Changzhou
$782
160 km or 100 mi Rugao
$682
161 km or 100 mi Hangzhou
$882
177 km or 110 mi Taixing
$678
179 km or 111 mi Hai'an
$669
191 km or 119 mi Liyang
$666
197 km or 122 mi Yangzhong
$649
198 km or 123 mi Guangde
$657
201 km or 125 mi Danyang
$669
208 km or 129 mi Taizhou
$696
217 km or 135 mi Dongtai
$675
223 km or 139 mi Zhenjiang
$588
235 km or 146 mi Yangzhou
$709
236 km or 146 mi Jurong
$664
244 km or 152 mi Ningguo
$651
246 km or 153 mi Yiwu
$696
250 km or 155 mi Xinghua
$682
250 km or 156 mi Yizheng
$660
259 km or 161 mi Linhai
$675
260 km or 161 mi Xuancheng
$732
262 km or 163 mi Gaoyou
$669
274 km or 170 mi Nanjing
$817