Chongqing vs Karachi - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Karachi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$307
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$781
🏠 One person rent
$238
$122
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$253
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$110
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$41
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$158
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
88
61
😀 Quality of life
55
52
🏙️ Population
7.74M
14.9M

The cost of living in Chongqing is 136% more expensive than in Karachi. Cities ranked 6369th and 9163rd ($725 vs $307) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 5th in China and Pakistan, respectively. Check China vs Pakistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 0.5 months in Karachi. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Karachi ranked 1st in Pakistan, while ranked 5791st and 6063rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Karachi

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Chongqing Karachi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$1.37
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$9.88
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$3.17
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$2.08
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$1.09
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.23
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$96.2
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$64
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$264
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$165
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$31.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$49.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$19.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
13.92%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$757
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$374
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$0.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$9.29
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$1.68
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$0.81
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$0.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$0.38
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$0.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$3.83
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$2.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$3.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$1.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$0.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$0.83
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$1.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$1.57
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$2.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$0.6
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$15.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$10.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$2.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$13.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$35.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$47
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$1169

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$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
148 km or 92 mi Hyderabad
$221
208 km or 129 mi Nawabshah
$239
213 km or 132 mi Mirpur Khas
$231
324 km or 201 mi Larkana
$248
324 km or 201 mi Bhuj
$324
366 km or 227 mi Sukkur
$231
406 km or 252 mi Jacobabad
$244
445 km or 277 mi Porbandar
$338
480 km or 298 mi Rajkot
$416
564 km or 351 mi Mehsana
$338
593 km or 368 mi Quetta
$271
601 km or 374 mi Ahmedabad
$468
604 km or 375 mi Gandhinagar
$318
626 km or 389 mi Bhavnagar
$299
629 km or 391 mi Jodhpur
$374
643 km or 399 mi Pali
$340
643 km or 399 mi Nadiad
$339
645 km or 401 mi Chabahar
$659
675 km or 419 mi Udaipur
$400
679 km or 422 mi Dera Ghazi Khan
$233
683 km or 425 mi Bahawalpur
$248
683 km or 425 mi Iranshahr
$657
692 km or 430 mi Vadodara
$343
711 km or 442 mi Godhra
$336
719 km or 447 mi Bikaner
$311
723 km or 449 mi Surat
$426
736 km or 457 mi Multan
$244
745 km or 463 mi Navsari
$247
761 km or 473 mi Kandahar
$373
769 km or 478 mi Bhilwara
$358
775 km or 482 mi Khanewal
$266
785 km or 488 mi Ajmer
$319
792 km or 492 mi Lashkargah
$355
796 km or 494 mi Zahedan
$828
812 km or 504 mi Burewala
$226
836 km or 519 mi Ratlam
$345
845 km or 525 mi Vasai
$393
865 km or 537 mi Muscat
$1145
866 km or 538 mi Sikar
$295
874 km or 543 mi Zabol
$659