Chongqing vs Phuket - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Phuket
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$637
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$1904
🏠 One person rent
$238
$297
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$794
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$236
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$29.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$458
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
27 km
🎓 Higher education
88
7
😀 Quality of life
55
53
🏙️ Population
7.74M
77.6K

The cost of living in Chongqing is 14% more expensive than in Phuket. Cities ranked 6369th and 7237th ($725 vs $637) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 3rd in China and Thailand, respectively. Check China vs Thailand comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 0.7 months in Phuket. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Phuket ranked 7th in Thailand, while ranked 5791st and 6023rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Phuket

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Chongqing Phuket
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$2.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$27.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$6.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$2.07
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$2.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.68
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$255
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$243
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$930
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$671
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$35.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$55.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$15.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
3.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$2782
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$1870
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$0.82
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$21.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$9.32
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$1.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$1.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$1.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$15.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$1.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$8.93
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$2.47
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.84
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.15
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$18
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$1.41
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$3.71
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$3.03
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$2.18
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$1.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$39.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$6.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$15
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$4.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$47.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$90
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$417
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$8781

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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
48 km or 30 mi Ao Nang
$661
60 km or 38 mi Krabi
$543
76 km or 47 mi Ko Lanta
$536
173 km or 107 mi Surat Thani
$477
183 km or 114 mi Nakhon Si Thammarat
$496
185 km or 115 mi Ko Lipe
$534
231 km or 143 mi Langkawi
$498
248 km or 154 mi Hat Yai
$548
248 km or 154 mi Ko Samui
$536
256 km or 159 mi Kangar
$486
269 km or 167 mi Ko Pha-ngan
$535
289 km or 180 mi Ko Tao
$534
293 km or 182 mi Alor Setar
$508
331 km or 206 mi Lhokseumawe
$488
339 km or 211 mi Sungai Petani
$526
348 km or 216 mi George Town
$510
352 km or 219 mi Butterworth
$518
384 km or 238 mi Langsa
$490
425 km or 264 mi Taiping
$552
428 km or 266 mi Banda Aceh
$462
468 km or 291 mi Kota Bharu
$460
470 km or 292 mi Ipoh
$561
470 km or 292 mi Medan
$504
477 km or 296 mi Binjai
$462
507 km or 315 mi Myeik
$746
514 km or 319 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
517 km or 321 mi Teluk Intan
$533
548 km or 340 mi Hua Hin
$625
553 km or 344 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
569 km or 353 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
596 km or 370 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416
625 km or 388 mi Nong Prue
$535
625 km or 389 mi Pattaya
$584
637 km or 396 mi Klang
$591
637 km or 396 mi Shah Alam
$635
638 km or 396 mi Sihanoukville
$870
638 km or 396 mi Ko Chang
$536
639 km or 397 mi Petaling Jaya
$625
641 km or 398 mi Laem Chabang
$534
641 km or 398 mi Kuala Lumpur
$694