Chongqing vs Columbus - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Columbus
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$1891
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$4883
🏠 One person rent
$238
$1076
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$2103
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$548
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$140
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$4470
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
88
71
😀 Quality of life
55
89
🏙️ Population
7.74M
914K

The cost of living in Chongqing is 62% less expensive than in Columbus. Cities ranked 6369th and 1832nd ($725 vs $1891) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 1693rd in China and the United States, respectively. Check China vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 2.4 months in Columbus. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Columbus ranked 29th in the United States, while ranked 5791st and 132nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Columbus

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Chongqing Columbus
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$19.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$64.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$8.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$4.77
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$4.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$2.22
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$1144
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$834
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$2446
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$1712
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$183
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$61.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$7844
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$1810
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$2.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$61.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$17.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$0.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$2.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$3.39
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$2.85
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$12.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$14.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$5.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$3.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$3.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2.74
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.48
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.02
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$1.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$2.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$7.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$8.09
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$4.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$3.26
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$1.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$39.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$11.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$91.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$12.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$43.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$78.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$1269
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$24941

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Distance City Cost of living
97 km or 60 mi Huaying
$650
103 km or 64 mi Guang'an
$722
120 km or 75 mi Longchang
$663
127 km or 79 mi Luzhou
$737
140 km or 87 mi Suining
$720
140 km or 87 mi Neijiang
$785
145 km or 90 mi Nanchong
$677
170 km or 106 mi Zigong
$688
183 km or 113 mi Shehong
$672
191 km or 119 mi Ziyang
$710
194 km or 120 mi Renhuai
$665
201 km or 125 mi Yibin
$731
208 km or 129 mi Dazhou
$719
209 km or 130 mi Zunyi
$733
211 km or 131 mi Jianyang
$678
232 km or 144 mi Langzhong
$668
249 km or 154 mi Lichuan
$667
258 km or 160 mi Bazhong
$721
264 km or 164 mi Meishan
$714
265 km or 165 mi Chengdu
$752
266 km or 165 mi Leshan
$721
266 km or 166 mi Guanghan
$662
268 km or 167 mi Deyang
$724
272 km or 169 mi Mianyang
$566
277 km or 172 mi Bijie
$768
285 km or 177 mi Shifang
$652
292 km or 181 mi Emeishan
$652
294 km or 183 mi Pengzhou
$668
298 km or 185 mi Enshi
$670
298 km or 185 mi Mianzhu
$657
298 km or 185 mi Chongzhou
$664
300 km or 186 mi Jiangyou
$670
309 km or 192 mi Qionglai
$662
316 km or 196 mi Wanyuan
$653
320 km or 199 mi Dujiangyan
$664
327 km or 203 mi Guangyuan
$710
331 km or 206 mi Guiyang
$603
331 km or 206 mi Tongren
$717
342 km or 212 mi Ya'an
$693
342 km or 213 mi Jishou
$646

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Distance City Cost of living
8.6 km or 5.3 mi Upper Arlington
$1944
11 km or 7.1 mi Grove
$1946
13 km or 8.3 mi Gahanna
$1940
15 km or 9 mi Hilliard
$1942
17 km or 11 mi Reynoldsburg
$1939
18 km or 11 mi Dublin
$1596
19 km or 12 mi Westerville
$1904
22 km or 13 mi Pickerington
$1943
38 km or 24 mi Delaware
$1919
43 km or 27 mi Lancaster
$1947
43 km or 27 mi Marysville
$1941
51 km or 32 mi Newark
$1941
69 km or 43 mi Springfield
$1779
70 km or 43 mi Chillicothe
$1918
70 km or 44 mi Marion
$1940
84 km or 52 mi Zanesville
$1967
86 km or 53 mi Xenia
$1945
89 km or 55 mi Fairborn
$1783
94 km or 59 mi Beavercreek
$1935
97 km or 60 mi Huber Heights
$1944
97 km or 60 mi Mansfield
$1593
98 km or 61 mi Riverside
$1947
103 km or 64 mi Kettering
$1951
103 km or 64 mi Troy
$1950
104 km or 65 mi Athens
$1215
104 km or 65 mi Centerville
$1944
105 km or 65 mi Dayton
$1593
105 km or 65 mi Sidney
$1916
108 km or 67 mi Piqua
$1936
112 km or 69 mi Trotwood
$1943
116 km or 72 mi Ashland
$1235
120 km or 74 mi Lebanon
$1919
128 km or 80 mi Middletown
$1633
128 km or 80 mi Lima
$1310
130 km or 81 mi Wooster
$1347
131 km or 81 mi Mason
$1941
132 km or 82 mi Findlay
$1945
136 km or 84 mi Portsmouth
$1362
144 km or 90 mi New Philadelphia
$1949
146 km or 91 mi Norwalk
$1944