Chittagong vs Lilongwe - Cost of Living Comparison

Chittagong Lilongwe
🚶 Cost of living one person
$414
$579
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1051
$1524
🏠 One person rent
$143
$275
🏘️ Family rent
$302
$557
🍽️ Food expenses
$169
$182
🚐 Transport expenses
$57.7
$69
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$326
$722
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
22 km
🎓 Higher education
45
12
😀 Quality of life
37
31
🏙️ Population
2.58M
782K

The cost of living in Chittagong is 29% less expensive than in Lilongwe. Cities ranked 8728th and 7564th ($414 vs $579) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in Bangladesh and Malawi, respectively. Check Bangladesh vs Malawi comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chittagong compared to 1.2 months in Lilongwe. Chittagong ranked 4th best city to live in Bangladesh vs Lilongwe ranked 2nd in Malawi, while ranked 7609th and 8475th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chittagong vs Lilongwe

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Chittagong Lilongwe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2
$2.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$15.7
$21.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.18
$4.08
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.77
$0.83
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$1.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.3
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$81.2
$345
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$92.8
$181
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$280
$566
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$461
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.1
$25.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.4
$38.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.6
$36
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.77%
30.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$779
$16229
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$464
$882
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.6
$38.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.25
$7.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.77
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.53
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$0.6
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.18
$1.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.31
$10.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
$2.46
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.53
$3.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$1.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.47
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
$1.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.27
$1.18
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.53
$1.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.06
$0.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.8
$6.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.16
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.07
$1.98
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.41
$2.84
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.27
$0.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$0.86
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.24
$0.46
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.9
$26.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$1.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$9.93
$19.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.54
$2.92
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.6
$42
👟 Brand Sneakers
$53.2
$62.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$50.8
$229
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1090
$8260

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198 km or 123 mi Brahmanbaria
$335
198 km or 123 mi Narayanganj
$382
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$297
213 km or 132 mi Dhaka
$484
239 km or 149 mi Khulna
$376
266 km or 165 mi Sittwe
$737
283 km or 176 mi Jessore
$314
287 km or 179 mi Sylhet
$333
307 km or 191 mi Mymensingh
$343
340 km or 211 mi Rajarhat
$346
342 km or 213 mi Monywa
$755
347 km or 215 mi Barasat
$341
348 km or 217 mi Madhyamgram
$339
349 km or 217 mi Rajpur Sonarpur
$347
350 km or 218 mi Bidhannagar
$353
351 km or 218 mi North Dumdum
$340
353 km or 219 mi South Dumdum
$346
353 km or 219 mi Imphal
$360
354 km or 220 mi Bhatpara
$346
355 km or 220 mi Naihati
$339
356 km or 221 mi Baranagar
$341
356 km or 221 mi Kamarhati
$343
356 km or 222 mi Panihati
$345
358 km or 222 mi Barrackpore
$335
358 km or 222 mi Hugli-Chuchura
$337
358 km or 222 mi Chandannagar
$335
358 km or 223 mi Uttarpara
$336
358 km or 223 mi Kolkata
$370
359 km or 223 mi Bally
$343
360 km or 224 mi Serampore
$336
361 km or 224 mi Krishnanagar
$348
362 km or 225 mi Howrah
$313
362 km or 225 mi Shillong
$303
362 km or 225 mi Shantipur
$335
376 km or 234 mi Bogra
$365
381 km or 237 mi Maheshtala
$348

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Distance City Cost of living
123 km or 76 mi Monkey Bay
$556
134 km or 83 mi Ntcheu
$550
169 km or 105 mi Mangochi
$551
228 km or 142 mi Zomba
$558
233 km or 145 mi Mzimba
$551
240 km or 149 mi Blantyre
$542
243 km or 151 mi Tete
$989
283 km or 176 mi Mzuzu
$546
293 km or 182 mi Mulanje
$558
506 km or 314 mi Kasama
$1156
518 km or 322 mi Harare
$882
524 km or 326 mi Marondera
$714
533 km or 331 mi Chitungwiza
$784
536 km or 333 mi Chinhoyi
$752
545 km or 339 mi Quelimane
$1023
550 km or 342 mi Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
566 km or 352 mi Mbeya
$624
567 km or 353 mi Mutare
$760
568 km or 353 mi Ndola
$1233
572 km or 355 mi Chimoio
$1028
603 km or 375 mi Nampula
$1026
613 km or 381 mi Lusaka
$732
616 km or 383 mi Mansa
$1151
616 km or 383 mi Kitwe
$1228
618 km or 384 mi Mufulira
$1724
637 km or 396 mi Kadoma
$677
660 km or 410 mi Chingola
$1117
660 km or 410 mi Beira
$990
682 km or 424 mi Kwekwe
$763
732 km or 455 mi Lubumbashi
$1009
740 km or 460 mi Pemba
$1175
741 km or 460 mi Gweru
$754
744 km or 462 mi Nacala
$1029
746 km or 464 mi Masvingo
$825
795 km or 494 mi Choma
$1136
835 km or 519 mi Likasi
$890
883 km or 549 mi Bulawayo
$775
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$656
902 km or 560 mi Morogoro
$653
949 km or 590 mi Livingstone
$1152