China vs Turkey - Cost of Living Comparison

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China Turkey
🚶 Cost of living one person
$693
$742
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1908
$1851
🏠 One person rent
$295
$368
🏘️ Family rent
$537
$679
🍽️ Food expenses
$243
$237
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.6
$63.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$835
$601
💸 GDP per capita
$12720
$10675
😃 Human freedom index
5.15
5.63
❤️ Life expectancy
78.2
76
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
34
🌐 English speaking %
0.7%
15%
🎓 Higher education
90
77
😀 Quality of life
50
52
🏙️ Population
1.44B
85.3M

The average cost of living in China ($693) is 7% less expensive than in Turkey ($742). China ranked 134th vs 125th for Turkey 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 0.8 months in Turkey. Ranked 82nd and 79th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in China vs Turkey

We calculate prices for China and Turkey as a population-weighted mean of 544 and 128 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 Turkey
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.78
$5.96
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$23.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.06
$5.79
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.44
$2.4
 Cappuccino
$3.39
$2.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.49
$1.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$337
$415
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$223
$294
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$647
$820
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$423
$556
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36
$38.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.4
$57.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.1
$10.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.74%
29.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5416
$1780
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2836
$1024
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.1
$18.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.18
$5.61
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.16
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.9
$0.85
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$0.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.74
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$7.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$5.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$0.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
$1.15
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$0.61
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$0.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.4
$0.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.4
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.9
$7.78
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.83
$1.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.31
$1.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.88
$5.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.62
$2.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.47
$1.35
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.66
$1.84
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39
$28.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$4.28
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.2
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.54
$5.49
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.1
$42.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.4
$80
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$447
$288
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16378
$6289

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In China

City Cost of living Population
Beijing
$1071
21.9M
Shanghai
$1202
24.9M
Hong Kong
$2638
7.41M
Shenzhen
$959
17.5M
Chongqing
$760
32.1M
Guangzhou
$759
18.7M
Chengdu
$653
20.9M
Tianjin
$730
13.9M
Xi'an
$609
13M
Hangzhou
$829
11.9M
Suzhou
$1114
12.7M
Baoding
$501
11.5M
Wuhan
$653
12.3M
Wuxi
$672
7.46M
Foshan
$580
9.5M
Quanzhou
$848
8.78M
Hefei
$717
9.37M
Nanjing
$749
9.31M
Bijie
$619
6.9M
Dongguan
$600
10.5M
Ganzhou
$831
8.97M
Changchun
$622
9.07M
Nantong
$659
7.73M
Jieyang
$726
6.09M
Qingdao
$662
10.1M
Changsha
$540
10M
Guiyang
$574
5.99M
Yantai
$762
7.1M
Zhengzhou
$545
12.6M
Kunming
$621
8.46M

In Turkey

City Cost of living Population
Istanbul
$1024
15.5M
Ankara
$817
5.5M
Izmir
$842
4.32M
Bursa
$807
2.9M
Kocaeli
$539
1.95M
Diyarbakir
$749
1.73M
Adana
$627
1.77M
Mersin
$965
1.81M
Antalya
$964
2.43M
Konya
$665
2.23M
Urfa
$693
1.99M
Balikesir
$689
1.25M
Kayseri
$417
1.39M
Gaziantep
$452
1.68M
Samsun
$579
1.34M
Aydin
$553
1.13M
Denizli
$501
1.03M
Trabzon
$577
817K
Eskisehir
$601
871K
Erzurum
$546
768K
Corum
$477
295K
Izmit
$632
363K
Antakya
$567
378K
Tarsus
$688
340K
Kahramanmaras
$614
444K
Elazig
$568
422K
Manisa
$642
357K
Gebze
$597
371K
Afyonkarahisar
$479
300K
Aksaray
$405
320K