Chongqing vs San Jose, United States - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing San Jose
🚶 Cost of living one person
$685
$2972
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2006
$6518
🏠 One person rent
$220
$2014
🏘️ Family rent
$393
$3151
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$624
🚐 Transport expenses
$97.9
$167
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$778
$6628
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
88
87
😀 Quality of life
70
93
🏙️ Population
7.74M
1.01M

The cost of living in Chongqing is 77% less expensive than in San Jose, United States. Cities ranked 6894th and 41st ($685 vs $2972) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 210th and 32nd 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 2.2 months in San Jose, United States. Chongqing ranked 17th best city to live in China vs San Jose, United States ranked 7th in the United States, while ranked 2507th and 57th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs San Jose, United States

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Chongqing San Jose
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$17.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.5
$67
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.09
$9.86
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.16
$7.32
 Cappuccino
$4.27
$5.18
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.45
$2.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$265
$2038
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$155
$1728
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$462
$3636
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$301
$2650
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31
$152
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.7
$232
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.6
$72.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.31%
5.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2754
$13192
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1687
$9160
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.59
$2.73
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$32.6
$77.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.24
$18.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.06
$1.27
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.44
$4.18
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$4.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$5.2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$13.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.94
$13.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$16.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$5.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$3.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$4.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$2.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$1.07
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.17
$2.36
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.4
$16.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.85
$2.5
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.54
$10.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.26
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.26
$7.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$3.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.42
$2.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36
$61
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.54
$15.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.4
$124
💇 Haircut, simple
$8
$20.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$56.6
$47.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$76.8
$94.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$368
$1926
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22014
$27906

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$735
140 km or 87 mi Suining
$720
140 km or 87 mi Neijiang
$786
145 km or 90 mi Nanchong
$657
170 km or 106 mi Zigong
$684
183 km or 113 mi Shehong
$676
191 km or 119 mi Ziyang
$704
194 km or 120 mi Renhuai
$666
201 km or 125 mi Yibin
$726
208 km or 129 mi Dazhou
$693
209 km or 130 mi Zunyi
$710
211 km or 131 mi Jianyang
$679
232 km or 144 mi Langzhong
$669
249 km or 154 mi Lichuan
$668
258 km or 160 mi Bazhong
$719
264 km or 164 mi Meishan
$713
265 km or 165 mi Chengdu
$759
266 km or 165 mi Leshan
$720
266 km or 166 mi Guanghan
$664
268 km or 167 mi Deyang
$723
272 km or 169 mi Mianyang
$565
277 km or 172 mi Bijie
$765
285 km or 177 mi Shifang
$659
292 km or 181 mi Emeishan
$656
294 km or 183 mi Pengzhou
$673
298 km or 185 mi Enshi
$669
298 km or 185 mi Mianzhu
$661
298 km or 185 mi Chongzhou
$669
300 km or 186 mi Jiangyou
$671
309 km or 192 mi Qionglai
$666
316 km or 196 mi Wanyuan
$657
320 km or 199 mi Dujiangyan
$669
327 km or 203 mi Guangyuan
$707
331 km or 206 mi Guiyang
$599
331 km or 206 mi Tongren
$718
342 km or 212 mi Ya'an
$688
342 km or 213 mi Jishou
$652

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$2013
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$2379
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$2668
13 km or 8.4 mi Saratoga
$2420
15 km or 9.1 mi Milpitas
$2028
15 km or 9.3 mi Cupertino
$2339
16 km or 10 mi Sunnyvale
$3331
18 km or 11 mi Mountain View
$2950
21 km or 13 mi Los Altos
$2013
27 km or 17 mi Palo Alto
$2713
27 km or 17 mi Morgan Hill
$2008
28 km or 18 mi Fremont
$2908
29 km or 18 mi Newark
$2023
29 km or 18 mi East Palo Alto
$2008
32 km or 20 mi Menlo Park
$2020
36 km or 22 mi Union
$2019
38 km or 23 mi Redwood
$3271
39 km or 24 mi Santa Cruz
$3225
41 km or 25 mi San Carlos
$2012
41 km or 25 mi Pleasanton
$3178
42 km or 26 mi Gilroy
$2041
43 km or 27 mi Livermore
$2986
44 km or 27 mi Watsonville
$2105
44 km or 27 mi Belmont
$2044
44 km or 28 mi Foster
$2183
45 km or 28 mi Hayward
$2465
46 km or 28 mi Dublin
$2017
47 km or 29 mi San Lorenzo
$1890
48 km or 30 mi San Mateo
$3380
48 km or 30 mi Castro Valley
$1996
53 km or 33 mi San Leandro
$2616
53 km or 33 mi Burlingame
$2012
54 km or 33 mi San Ramon
$2238
57 km or 36 mi Millbrae
$2026
59 km or 36 mi Danville
$2437
60 km or 38 mi San Bruno
$2025
61 km or 38 mi Alameda
$3193
62 km or 38 mi Tracy
$1910
63 km or 39 mi South San Francisco
$2017
64 km or 40 mi Oakland
$3160