Chongqing vs Guangzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Guangzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$995
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$2664
🏠 One person rent
$238
$512
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$924
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$280
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$99.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$1257
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
88
97
😀 Quality of life
55
75
🏙️ Population
7.74M
18.7M

The cost of living in Chongqing is 27% less expensive than in Guangzhou. Cities ranked 6369th and 5389th ($725 vs $995) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 11th in China.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 1.3 months in Guangzhou. Ranked 28th vs 5th best cities to live in China, and 5791st vs 737th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Guangzhou

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Chongqing Guangzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$4.33
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$31.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$4.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$3.49
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$4.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$635
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$410
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$1251
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$743
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$42.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$64.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$13733
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$5739
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$29.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$5.41
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$2.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$1.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$5.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.04
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$3.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$4.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$5.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$7.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$48.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$9.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$70.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$90.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$619
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$25579

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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

Cities near Guangzhou

Distance City Cost of living
19 km or 12 mi Foshan
$641
51 km or 32 mi Dongguan
$787
63 km or 39 mi Jiangmen
$711
65 km or 41 mi Qingyuan
$733
67 km or 42 mi Zhongshan
$663
83 km or 52 mi Zhaoqing
$707
100 km or 62 mi Zhuhai
$675
102 km or 63 mi Kaiping
$665
105 km or 65 mi Shenzhen
$1134
111 km or 69 mi Macau
$1613
118 km or 73 mi Huizhou
$763
127 km or 79 mi Yunfu
$763
131 km or 81 mi Kowloon
$2352
132 km or 82 mi Hong Kong
$2822
162 km or 100 mi Heyuan
$696
189 km or 117 mi Shaoguan
$688
194 km or 121 mi Yangjiang
$719
202 km or 126 mi Wuzhou
$727
205 km or 127 mi Lianzhou
$651
216 km or 134 mi Shanwei
$710
225 km or 140 mi Hezhou
$701
281 km or 175 mi Gaozhou
$686
291 km or 181 mi Maoming
$537
298 km or 185 mi Chenzhou
$815
298 km or 185 mi Puning
$700
319 km or 198 mi Meizhou
$775
321 km or 199 mi Jieyang
$747
323 km or 201 mi Yulin
$753
345 km or 214 mi Ganzhou
$792
349 km or 217 mi Chaozhou
$648
352 km or 219 mi Shantou
$1051
364 km or 226 mi Zhanjiang
$667
373 km or 232 mi Guigang
$673
384 km or 239 mi Guilin
$539
406 km or 252 mi Yongzhou
$751
414 km or 257 mi Liuzhou
$698
416 km or 259 mi Laibin
$704
424 km or 264 mi Hengyang
$678
440 km or 273 mi Longyan
$691
460 km or 286 mi Haikou
$608