China vs Madagascar - Cost of Living Comparison

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China Madagascar
🚶 Cost of living one person
$679
$535
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1883
$1605
🏠 One person rent
$287
$228
🏘️ Family rent
$532
$608
🍽️ Food expenses
$238
$186
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.6
$56.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$826
$146
💸 GDP per capita
$12720
$517
😃 Human freedom index
5.15
6.36
❤️ Life expectancy
78.2
64.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
25
🌐 English speaking %
0.7%
18%
🎓 Higher education
91
37
😀 Quality of life
50
20
🏙️ Population
1.44B
25.6M

The average cost of living in China ($679) is 27% more expensive than in Madagascar ($535). China ranked 138th vs 166th for Madagascar in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in China compared to 0.3 months in Madagascar. Ranked 83rd and 171st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in China vs Madagascar

We calculate prices for China and Madagascar as a population-weighted mean of 544 and 4 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

China Madagascar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.65
$3.18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.9
$16.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.05
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.34
$0.96
 Cappuccino
$3.3
$1.13
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.48
$1.02
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$334
$309
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$214
$106
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$653
$893
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$416
$419
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.8
$24.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.6
$38.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.8
$55
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.73%
14.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5178
$779
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2803
$491
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$8.07
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.1
$11.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.16
$1.22
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.87
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.52
$1.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$0.7
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.71
$1.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$9.27
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.69
$5.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$4.47
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.67
$1.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$0.61
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.55
$1.1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$0.6
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.4
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.19
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$4.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$0.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.23
$2.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.83
$1.89
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.55
$2.45
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.45
$0.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$0.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.3
$36.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.98
$6.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.7
$13
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.51
$2.31
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$27.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.9
$93.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$444
$133
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16225
$11610

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In China

City Cost of living Population
Beijing
$1065
21.9M
Shanghai
$1190
24.9M
Hong Kong
$2614
7.41M
Shenzhen
$939
17.5M
Chongqing
$712
32.1M
Guangzhou
$742
18.7M
Chengdu
$643
20.9M
Tianjin
$688
13.9M
Xi'an
$632
13M
Suzhou
$1020
12.7M
Hangzhou
$831
11.9M
Baoding
$466
11.5M
Wuhan
$646
12.3M
Wuxi
$687
7.46M
Foshan
$575
9.5M
Nanjing
$740
9.31M
Bijie
$606
6.9M
Dongguan
$589
10.5M
Hefei
$707
9.37M
Ganzhou
$812
8.97M
Changchun
$612
9.07M
Nantong
$651
7.73M
Qingdao
$653
10.1M
Jieyang
$716
6.09M
Changsha
$533
10M
Yantai
$749
7.1M
Zhengzhou
$506
12.6M
Guiyang
$564
5.99M
Ningbo
$677
9.4M
Kunming
$609
8.46M

In Madagascar

City Cost of living Population
Antananarivo
$600
1.28M
Antsirabe
$353
257K
Toamasina
$461
225K
Toliara
$428
169K