Chongqing vs Houston - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Houston
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$1955
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$4545
🏠 One person rent
$238
$1159
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$1850
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$484
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$5581
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
88
100
😀 Quality of life
55
93
🏙️ Population
7.74M
2.2M

The cost of living in Chongqing is 63% less expensive than in Houston. Cities ranked 6369th and 643rd ($725 vs $1955) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 526th 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 2.9 months in Houston. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Houston ranked 4th in the United States, while ranked 5791st and 33rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Houston

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Chongqing Houston
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$56.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$9.19
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$5.43
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$4.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$2.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$1309
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$907
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$2135
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$1482
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$185
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$51.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
4.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$3283
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$1697
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$1.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$42.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$2.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$3.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$7.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$3.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$3.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$3.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$2.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$7.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$8.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$4.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$3.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$46
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$101
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$47
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$1125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$21878

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$722
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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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$1893
33 km or 21 mi Friendswood
$1944
35 km or 22 mi La Porte
$1950
40 km or 25 mi Baytown
$1816
41 km or 25 mi League
$1917
42 km or 26 mi Alvin
$1947
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$1946
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$1896
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$1945
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$1874
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$1926
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$1949
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126 km or 78 mi Beaumont
$1878
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$1622
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$1943
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$1946
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$1626
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$1938
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$1702
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$1838
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$1954
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$2219
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$1912
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$1953
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$1738
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$1951
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$1939
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$2230
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$1825
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$1940
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$1663