Chongqing vs Lusaka - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Lusaka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$732
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$1820
🏠 One person rent
$238
$347
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$645
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$232
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$92.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$636
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
88
31
😀 Quality of life
55
40
🏙️ Population
7.74M
1.74M

The cost of living in Chongqing is 1% less expensive than in Lusaka. Cities ranked 6369th and 6330th ($725 vs $732) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 10th in China and Zambia, respectively. Check China vs Zambia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 0.9 months in Lusaka. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Lusaka ranked 1st in Zambia, while ranked 5791st and 7101st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Lusaka

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Chongqing Lusaka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$4.82
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$16.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$3.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$1.03
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$1.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$372
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$237
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$761
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$469
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$60.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$94.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$22.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
19.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$10801
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$774
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$27.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$9.14
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.27
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$0.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$1.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$14.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$5.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$6.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$2.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$2.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.17
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.79
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$7.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$1.11
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$2.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$3.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$2.49
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$27.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$3.24
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$7.96
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$24.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$78.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$84.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$10495

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$650
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$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
166 km or 103 mi Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
209 km or 130 mi Choma
$1136
275 km or 171 mi Ndola
$1233
289 km or 179 mi Kitwe
$1228
297 km or 184 mi Chinhoyi
$752
318 km or 198 mi Mufulira
$1724
322 km or 200 mi Chingola
$1117
370 km or 230 mi Kadoma
$677
373 km or 232 mi Livingstone
$1152
399 km or 248 mi Harare
$882
411 km or 255 mi Chitungwiza
$784
426 km or 265 mi Lubumbashi
$1009
429 km or 267 mi Kwekwe
$763
464 km or 288 mi Marondera
$714
475 km or 295 mi Mansa
$1151
478 km or 297 mi Gweru
$754
521 km or 324 mi Likasi
$890
529 km or 329 mi Bulawayo
$775
574 km or 356 mi Tete
$989
584 km or 363 mi Masvingo
$825
605 km or 376 mi Kolwezi
$906
611 km or 380 mi Mutare
$760
613 km or 381 mi Lilongwe
$579
645 km or 401 mi Francistown
$544
658 km or 409 mi Kasama
$1156
686 km or 426 mi Chimoio
$1028
688 km or 428 mi Ntcheu
$550
694 km or 431 mi Mzimba
$551
721 km or 448 mi Blantyre
$542
729 km or 453 mi Monkey Bay
$556
756 km or 470 mi Zomba
$558
757 km or 471 mi Mangochi
$551
762 km or 474 mi Mzuzu
$546
775 km or 482 mi Mulanje
$558
792 km or 492 mi Serowe
$527
802 km or 499 mi Palapye
$506
852 km or 529 mi Beira
$990
869 km or 540 mi Mahalapye
$544
917 km or 570 mi Mbeya
$624
956 km or 594 mi Quelimane
$1023