Chongqing vs Kuala Lumpur - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Kuala Lumpur
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$694
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$1766
🏠 One person rent
$238
$320
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$600
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$69.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$1253
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
88
92
😀 Quality of life
55
78
🏙️ Population
7.74M
1.98M

The cost of living in Chongqing is 5% more expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. Cities ranked 6369th and 6605th ($725 vs $694) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 1st in China and Malaysia, respectively. Check China vs Malaysia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 1.8 months in Kuala Lumpur. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Kuala Lumpur ranked 1st in Malaysia, while ranked 5791st and 467th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Kuala Lumpur

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Chongqing Kuala Lumpur
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$2.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$3.38
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$2.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$370
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$746
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$466
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$34.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$53.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$24.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
3.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$2275
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$1253
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$21.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$7.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$0.48
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$1.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$2.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$9.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$3.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$8.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$2.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$2.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$2.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$4.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$2.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$1.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$34.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$46.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$62.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$261
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$9595

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.7 mi Petaling Jaya
$625
15 km or 9.1 mi Subang Jaya
$642
19 km or 12 mi Shah Alam
$635
24 km or 15 mi Putrajaya
$495
25 km or 16 mi Cyberjaya
$450
30 km or 19 mi Klang
$591
54 km or 33 mi Seremban
$547
123 km or 77 mi Malacca
$530
124 km or 77 mi Teluk Intan
$533
155 km or 97 mi Muar
$552
167 km or 104 mi Dumai
$493
176 km or 109 mi Ipoh
$561
196 km or 122 mi Kuantan
$541
199 km or 124 mi Batu Pahat
$527
211 km or 131 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
217 km or 135 mi Taiping
$552
219 km or 136 mi Kluang
$526
229 km or 142 mi Chukai
$532
282 km or 175 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
291 km or 181 mi Butterworth
$518
291 km or 181 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416
292 km or 181 mi Pekanbaru
$562
293 km or 182 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
294 km or 183 mi George Town
$510
297 km or 184 mi Johor Bahru
$575
309 km or 192 mi Sungai Petani
$526
311 km or 193 mi Singapore City
$2433
315 km or 195 mi Bukit Merah
$1915
335 km or 208 mi Padangsidempuan
$493
338 km or 210 mi Kota Bharu
$460
341 km or 212 mi Medan
$504
346 km or 215 mi Batam
$613
360 km or 224 mi Binjai
$462
361 km or 225 mi Alor Setar
$508
394 km or 245 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451
402 km or 250 mi Kangar
$486
413 km or 257 mi Langkawi
$498
441 km or 274 mi Langsa
$490
451 km or 280 mi Hat Yai
$548
457 km or 284 mi Ko Lipe
$534