Chongqing vs Kinshasa - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Kinshasa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$1085
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$2907
🏠 One person rent
$238
$574
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$1522
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$147
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$583
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
88
30
😀 Quality of life
55
28
🏙️ Population
7.74M
11.9M

The cost of living in Chongqing is 33% less expensive than in Kinshasa. Cities ranked 6369th and 4329th ($725 vs $1085) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 1st in China and the DR Congo, respectively. Check China vs the DR Congo comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 0.5 months in Kinshasa. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Kinshasa ranked 1st in the DR Congo, while ranked 5791st and 8700th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Kinshasa

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Chongqing Kinshasa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$3.67
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$20
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$2.32
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$5.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$481
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$382
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$2209
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$1038
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$143
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$222
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$28.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
8.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$4607
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$2452
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$76.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$3.15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$1.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$2.22
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$4.34
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$8.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$3.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$1.67
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$16.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$1.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$3.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$2.45
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$1.36
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$87.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$4.29
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$59.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$5.81
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$36.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$44.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$143
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$1990

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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 km or 5 mi Brazzaville
$560
61 km or 38 mi Kinkala
$499
114 km or 71 mi Mbanza-Ngungu
$853
197 km or 122 mi Madingou
$500
225 km or 140 mi Kayes
$500
260 km or 162 mi Gamboma
$499
261 km or 162 mi Matadi
$878
302 km or 188 mi Boma
$861
371 km or 230 mi Cabinda
$953
386 km or 240 mi Pointe-Noire
$536
396 km or 246 mi Kikwit
$865
421 km or 262 mi N'zeto
$1047
460 km or 286 mi Ambriz
$1045
551 km or 343 mi Luanda
$1230
590 km or 366 mi Mbandaka
$906
650 km or 404 mi Tshikapa
$965
809 km or 503 mi Kananga
$964
829 km or 515 mi Port-Gentil
$573
836 km or 520 mi Libreville
$612
914 km or 568 mi Lobito
$1020
924 km or 574 mi Bata
$988
937 km or 582 mi Benguela
$1066
938 km or 583 mi Mbuji-Mayi
$950
939 km or 584 mi Huambo
$1071
948 km or 589 mi Mwene-Ditu
$864
958 km or 595 mi Berberati
$481
971 km or 603 mi Luena
$1047
977 km or 607 mi Gemena
$856
995 km or 618 mi Gandajika
$854
1004 km or 624 mi Yaounde
$723
1033 km or 642 mi Bangui
$519
1075 km or 668 mi Bumba
$853
1085 km or 674 mi Sao Tome
$792
1090 km or 677 mi Trindade
$813
1121 km or 697 mi Douala
$549
1149 km or 714 mi Limbe
$370
1156 km or 718 mi Malabo
$715
1162 km or 722 mi Buea
$346
1187 km or 737 mi Kindu
$861
1191 km or 740 mi Kumba
$451