Chongqing vs Thimphu - Cost of Living Comparison

Chongqing Thimphu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$499
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2101
$1097
🏠 One person rent
$238
$218
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$327
🍽️ Food expenses
$307
$198
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.9
$18.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$772
$376
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
22 km
🎓 Higher education
88
5
😀 Quality of life
55
35
🏙️ Population
7.74M
104K

The cost of living in Chongqing is 45% more expensive than in Thimphu. Cities ranked 6369th and 8336th ($725 vs $499) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 99th and 1st in China and Bhutan, respectively. Check China vs Bhutan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chongqing compared to 0.8 months in Thimphu. Chongqing ranked 28th best city to live in China vs Thimphu ranked 2nd in Bhutan, while ranked 5791st and 7839th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chongqing vs Thimphu

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Chongqing Thimphu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$3.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.1
$19.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$3.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$5.56
 Cappuccino
$4.67
$1.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$291
$231
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$161
$141
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$474
$316
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$231
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.3
$35.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.1
$54.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.52%
10.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2871
$2051
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1924
$126
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$1.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$22.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.08
$2.34
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$0.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.21
$0.91
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.46
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$1.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$5.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$3.91
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$4.77
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$2.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$2.84
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.74
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.9
$7.46
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$0.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.09
$6.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.37
$1.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$3.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.44
$0.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.5
$50.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.99
$3.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$61.2
$37.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.98
$3.53
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.2
$29.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.6
$52.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$373
$45
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22110
$811

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$722
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$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
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$492
147 km or 91 mi Siliguri
$375
196 km or 122 mi Rangpur
$355
203 km or 126 mi Saidpur
$373
211 km or 131 mi Shigatse
$667
214 km or 133 mi Damak
$302
257 km or 159 mi Raiganj
$337
257 km or 160 mi Guwahati
$376
258 km or 160 mi Biratnagar
$352
259 km or 161 mi Dispur
$359
266 km or 166 mi Balurghat
$336
280 km or 174 mi Lhasa
$891
287 km or 178 mi Purnia
$368
294 km or 183 mi Bogra
$365
308 km or 191 mi Shillong
$303
313 km or 195 mi Malda
$339
313 km or 195 mi Mymensingh
$343
350 km or 217 mi Saharsa
$336
360 km or 224 mi Bhagalpur
$284
362 km or 225 mi Rajshahi
$303
364 km or 226 mi Sylhet
$333
377 km or 234 mi Janakpur
$335
401 km or 249 mi Berhampore
$338
413 km or 257 mi Narsingdi
$297
418 km or 260 mi Brahmanbaria
$335
421 km or 262 mi Kathmandu
$435
424 km or 264 mi Lalitpur
$445
426 km or 265 mi Dhaka
$484
438 km or 272 mi Agartala
$324
439 km or 273 mi Narayanganj
$382
444 km or 276 mi Muzaffarpur
$250
454 km or 282 mi Hetauda
$322
468 km or 291 mi Krishnanagar
$348
474 km or 295 mi Birgunj
$307
482 km or 299 mi Jessore
$314
486 km or 302 mi Shantipur
$335
493 km or 306 mi Patna
$408
495 km or 308 mi Durgapur
$329
500 km or 311 mi Asansol
$312
502 km or 312 mi Kulti
$342