Chongqing vs Seoul - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Seoul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$1460
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$3914
🏠 One person rent
$238
$719
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$1659
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$496
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$2716
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
88
100
😀 Quality of life
55
94
🏙️ Population
7.74M
9.67M

The cost of living in Chongqing is 50% less expensive than in Seoul. Cities ranked 6369th and 2834th ($725 vs $1460) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 2nd in China and South Korea, respectively. Check China vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 1.9 months in Seoul. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Seoul ranked 1st in South Korea, while ranked 5791st and 25th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Seoul

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Chongqing Seoul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$5.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$38
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$5.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$3.1
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$4.24
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$1.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$539
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$2190
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$1279
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
3.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$12026
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$11060
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$43.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$9.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$2.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$2.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$3.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$4.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$17.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$39.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$6.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$3.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$6.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$6.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$3.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$2.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$2.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$3.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$5.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$5.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$2.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$50.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$9.42
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$23.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$11.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$54.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$70.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$380
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$19045

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 7.9 mi Guri
$906
17 km or 10 mi Goyang
$1002
17 km or 10 mi Gwangmyeong
$928
17 km or 11 mi Gwacheon
$897
19 km or 12 mi Uijeongbu
$998
20 km or 12 mi Hanam
$906
20 km or 12 mi Namyangju
$970
20 km or 13 mi Seongnam
$1022
21 km or 13 mi Siheung
$945
21 km or 13 mi Bucheon
$1121
22 km or 14 mi Anyang
$1102
23 km or 14 mi Yangju
$912
24 km or 15 mi Gunpo
$975
26 km or 16 mi Gimpo
$979
27 km or 17 mi Uiwang
$901
30 km or 19 mi Gwangju
$927
32 km or 20 mi Paju
$941
33 km or 20 mi Ansan
$921
33 km or 21 mi Suwon
$977
34 km or 21 mi Incheon
$1002
37 km or 23 mi Dongducheon
$911
39 km or 24 mi Pocheon
$906
42 km or 26 mi Yongin
$1049
47 km or 29 mi Hwaseong
$965
49 km or 31 mi Osan
$912
52 km or 32 mi Icheon
$979
58 km or 36 mi Kaesong
$1473
65 km or 40 mi Yeoju
$902
66 km or 41 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
69 km or 43 mi Anseong
$912
72 km or 45 mi Chuncheon
$834
83 km or 52 mi Dangjin
$904
86 km or 53 mi Wonju
$857
87 km or 54 mi Cheonan
$930
101 km or 63 mi Seosan
$872
107 km or 66 mi Chungju
$1004
114 km or 71 mi Cheongju
$880
118 km or 73 mi Jecheon
$932
123 km or 77 mi Haeju
$1478
124 km or 77 mi Sejong
$928