Chongqing vs Kaohsiung - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Kaohsiung
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$914
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$2491
🏠 One person rent
$238
$329
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$684
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$372
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$108
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$1292
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
88
82
😀 Quality of life
55
85
🏙️ Population
7.74M
2.73M

The cost of living in Chongqing is 21% less expensive than in Kaohsiung. Cities ranked 6369th and 5670th ($725 vs $914) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 7th in China and Taiwan, respectively. Check China vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 1.4 months in Kaohsiung. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Kaohsiung ranked 4th in Taiwan, while ranked 5791st and 216th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Kaohsiung

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Chongqing Kaohsiung
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$3.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$24.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$4.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$2.86
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$3.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$337
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$229
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$873
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$55.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$22.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
2.17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$4042
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$2048
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$0.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$37.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$8.64
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$2.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$15.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$6.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$19.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$4.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$2.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$3.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$3.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.88
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$1.49
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$1.61
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$4.11
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$5.26
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$2.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$33
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$9.18
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$56.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$8.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$66
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$76.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$304
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$10014

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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 Kaohsiung

Distance City Cost of living
42 km or 26 mi Tainan
$859
88 km or 55 mi Taitung
$1091
97 km or 60 mi Chiayi
$882
124 km or 77 mi Douliu
$827
150 km or 93 mi Nantou
$828
163 km or 101 mi Changhua
$842
175 km or 108 mi Taichung
$927
224 km or 139 mi Miaoli
$708
253 km or 157 mi Hsinchu
$807
257 km or 160 mi Zhubei
$1006
265 km or 165 mi Taoyuan
$854
280 km or 174 mi Yilan
$758
285 km or 177 mi Kinmen
$828
291 km or 181 mi New Taipei
$1064
298 km or 185 mi Taipei
$1271
301 km or 187 mi Jinjiang
$702
307 km or 191 mi Xiamen
$828
309 km or 192 mi Quanzhou
$757
315 km or 196 mi Keelung
$973
340 km or 211 mi Putian
$705
341 km or 212 mi Zhangzhou
$751
379 km or 235 mi Shantou
$1051
393 km or 244 mi Chaozhou
$648
398 km or 247 mi Fuzhou
$700
416 km or 258 mi Jieyang
$747
430 km or 267 mi Puning
$700
432 km or 268 mi Longyan
$691
437 km or 271 mi Ishigaki
$1022
457 km or 284 mi Ningde
$701
466 km or 289 mi Meizhou
$775
487 km or 302 mi Sanming
$694
497 km or 309 mi Nanping
$684
510 km or 317 mi Shanwei
$710
562 km or 349 mi Miyakojima
$1022
575 km or 357 mi Rui'an
$687
575 km or 357 mi Tuguegarao
$558
587 km or 365 mi Heyuan
$696
600 km or 373 mi Wenzhou
$968
605 km or 376 mi Huizhou
$763
616 km or 382 mi Wuyishan
$642