Chongqing vs Sao Paulo - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Sao Paulo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$948
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$2452
🏠 One person rent
$238
$427
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$816
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$261
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$155
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$488
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
88
95
😀 Quality of life
55
67
🏙️ Population
7.74M
12.3M

The cost of living in Chongqing is 23% less expensive than in Sao Paulo. Cities ranked 6369th and 5522nd ($725 vs $948) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 2nd in China and Brazil, respectively. Check China vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 0.5 months in Sao Paulo. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Sao Paulo ranked 1st in Brazil, while ranked 5791st and 3577th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Sao Paulo

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Chongqing Sao Paulo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$5.85
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$33.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$6.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$1.98
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$1.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$1.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$541
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$315
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$870
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$687
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$48
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$74.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$18.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
9.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$2492
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$1619
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$0.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$52.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$8.13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.31
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$1.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$2.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$9.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$4.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$9.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$1.89
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$8.33
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$2.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$4.79
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$3.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.22
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$0.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$23.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$7.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$62
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$11.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$57
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$80.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$378
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$10294

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Distance City Cost of living
97 km or 60 mi Huaying
$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

Cities near Sao Paulo

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.3 mi Sao Caetano do Sul
$672
13 km or 8.3 mi Taboao da Serra
$572
14 km or 8.6 mi Guarulhos
$548
15 km or 9.4 mi Diadema
$542
16 km or 9.7 mi Santo Andre
$702
16 km or 10 mi Osasco
$646
17 km or 11 mi Sao Bernardo do Campo
$679
21 km or 13 mi Carapicuiba
$580
22 km or 14 mi Maua
$587
23 km or 15 mi Caieiras
$555
25 km or 15 mi Embu das Artes
$531
25 km or 16 mi Barueri
$740
26 km or 16 mi Mairipora
$554
26 km or 16 mi Franco da Rocha
$617
27 km or 17 mi Ferraz de Vasconcelos
$560
28 km or 17 mi Jandira
$554
29 km or 18 mi Ribeirao Pires
$554
29 km or 18 mi Itapecerica da Serra
$547
30 km or 18 mi Poa
$555
30 km or 18 mi Cotia
$610
30 km or 19 mi Itaquaquecetuba
$581
31 km or 19 mi Itapevi
$559
31 km or 19 mi Santana de Parnaiba
$555
32 km or 20 mi Francisco Morato
$597
33 km or 20 mi Itanhaem
$554
33 km or 20 mi Cajamar
$537
36 km or 22 mi Embu-Guacu
$554
36 km or 22 mi Aruja
$555
41 km or 26 mi Campo Limpo Paulista
$555
43 km or 26 mi Varzea Paulista
$555
44 km or 27 mi Cubatao
$545
45 km or 28 mi Mogi das Cruzes
$603
48 km or 30 mi Jundiai
$776
49 km or 30 mi Atibaia
$516
51 km or 32 mi Sao Roque
$555
52 km or 32 mi Sao Vicente
$612
55 km or 34 mi Santos
$780
56 km or 35 mi Praia Grande
$502
61 km or 38 mi Bertioga
$554
61 km or 38 mi Ibiuna
$555