Chongqing vs San Francisco - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing San Francisco
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$3415
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$7268
🏠 One person rent
$238
$2367
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$3633
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$693
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$3904
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
88
97
😀 Quality of life
55
89
🏙️ Population
7.74M
882K

The cost of living in Chongqing is 79% less expensive than in San Francisco. Cities ranked 6369th and 6th ($725 vs $3415) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 4th in China and the United States, respectively. Check China vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 1.1 months in San Francisco. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs San Francisco ranked 25th in the United States, while ranked 5791st and 122nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs San Francisco

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Chongqing San Francisco
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$80.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$7.53
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$4.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$2.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$2660
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$2076
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$4631
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$3090
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$112
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$61.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
5.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$11485
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$9524
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$2.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$87
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$4.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$4.42
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$4.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$16.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$14.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$17.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$5.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$3.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$5.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$6.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$3.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$2.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$16
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$3.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$12.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$5.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$2.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$82.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$15.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$131
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$27.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$58.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$83.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$2641
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$14161

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$710
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$719
209 km or 130 mi Zunyi
$733
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$678
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$668
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$667
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$721
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$714
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$752
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$721
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$662
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$724
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$566
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$768
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$652
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$652
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$668
298 km or 185 mi Enshi
$670
298 km or 185 mi Mianzhu
$657
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$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
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$710
331 km or 206 mi Guiyang
$603
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$717
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$693
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$646

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$3240
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$1949
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$2751
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$1935
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$1939
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$1944
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$1948
20 km or 12 mi Millbrae
$1951
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$1938
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$1941
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$2188
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$2631
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$3397
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$1813
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$2122
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$1933
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$1937
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$2736
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$2691
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$2595
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$1935
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$2869
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$2202
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$2146
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$1850
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$1945
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$2142
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$1947
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$1937
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$2695
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$1942
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$1946
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