Chongqing vs Moscow - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Moscow
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$1337
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$3292
🏠 One person rent
$238
$742
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$1376
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$353
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$1454
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
27 km
🎓 Higher education
88
95
😀 Quality of life
55
76
🏙️ Population
7.74M
12.7M

The cost of living in Chongqing is 46% less expensive than in Moscow. Cities ranked 6369th and 3073rd ($725 vs $1337) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 1st in China and Russia, respectively. Check China vs Russia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 1.1 months in Moscow. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Moscow ranked 1st in Russia, while ranked 5791st and 659th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Moscow

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Chongqing Moscow
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$9.18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$46.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$6.23
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$3.43
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$3.6
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$1.23
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$919
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$584
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$1884
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$1083
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$82.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$8.73
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
10.77%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$7964
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$4302
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$37.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$5.61
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$1.42
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$0.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.36
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$12.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$6.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$10.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$1.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.48
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$3.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.04
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.83
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$2.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$11.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$1.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$3.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$9.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$5.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$2.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$44.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$7.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$41.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$18.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$110
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$125
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$630
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$10517

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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
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$1058
19 km or 12 mi Krasnogorsk
$932
19 km or 12 mi Lyubertsy
$684
19 km or 12 mi Mytishchi
$826
21 km or 13 mi Balashikha
$807
22 km or 14 mi Korolyov
$938
37 km or 23 mi Podolsk
$891
52 km or 32 mi Elektrostal
$719
96 km or 60 mi Obninsk
$639
161 km or 100 mi Kaluga
$711
161 km or 100 mi Tver
$689
173 km or 107 mi Tula
$672
179 km or 111 mi Vladimir
$652
184 km or 114 mi Ryazan
$574
248 km or 154 mi Yaroslavl
$573
250 km or 155 mi Ivanovo
$643
266 km or 165 mi Rybinsk
$854
301 km or 187 mi Kostroma
$673
326 km or 202 mi Oryol
$585
349 km or 217 mi Bryansk
$702
366 km or 228 mi Dzerzhinsk
$652
369 km or 229 mi Smolensk
$685
372 km or 231 mi Lipetsk
$567
376 km or 234 mi Cherepovets
$615
402 km or 250 mi Nizhny Novgorod
$864
408 km or 254 mi Vologda
$720
419 km or 260 mi Tambov
$634
457 km or 284 mi Kursk
$544
466 km or 290 mi Voronezh
$667
474 km or 294 mi Vitebsk
$378
491 km or 305 mi Veliky Novgorod
$721
495 km or 308 mi Starooskolsky
$731
496 km or 308 mi Stary Oskol
$619
509 km or 316 mi Mogilev
$497
513 km or 319 mi Saransk
$678
555 km or 345 mi Penza
$569
568 km or 353 mi Gomel
$497
571 km or 355 mi Sumy
$362
577 km or 359 mi Belgorod
$581
601 km or 373 mi Cheboksary
$562