Cologne vs Zhengzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Zhengzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$604
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$1493
🏠 One person rent
$800
$241
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$425
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$216
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$69.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$663
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
91
76
😀 Quality of life
95
53
🏙️ Population
1.08M
12.6M

The cost of living in Cologne is 149% more expensive than in Zhengzhou. Cities ranked 2657th and 7427th ($1502 vs $604) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 525th in Germany and China, respectively. Check Germany vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 1.1 months in Zhengzhou. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Zhengzhou ranked 38th in China, while ranked 15th and 5969th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Zhengzhou

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Cologne Zhengzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$2.71
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$16.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$4.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$1.52
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$4.58
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$254
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$166
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$507
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$301
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$46.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$71.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$11.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
5.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$3114
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$1621
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$13.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$4.58
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$2.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$1.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$0.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$1.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$18.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$2.82
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$12.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.04
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.02
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.62
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$11.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$4.22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$2.57
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$3.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$0.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$31.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$7.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$4.72
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$66.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$80.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$128
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$4453

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Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470

Cities near Zhengzhou

Distance City Cost of living
25 km or 15 mi Xingyang
$662
35 km or 22 mi Xinmi
$670
40 km or 25 mi Xinzheng
$674
60 km or 37 mi Changge
$666
62 km or 38 mi Gongyi
$670
62 km or 39 mi Kaifeng
$642
64 km or 40 mi Xinxiang
$731
66 km or 41 mi Jiaozuo
$681
66 km or 41 mi Dengfeng
$667
69 km or 43 mi Yuzhou
$677
77 km or 48 mi Qinyang
$654
80 km or 50 mi Huixian
$666
81 km or 50 mi Yanshi
$663
81 km or 51 mi Weihui
$656
82 km or 51 mi Xuchang
$692
82 km or 51 mi Mengzhou
$651
99 km or 61 mi Ruzhou
$673
105 km or 65 mi Jiyuan
$667
111 km or 69 mi Changyuan
$669
111 km or 69 mi Jincheng
$704
113 km or 70 mi Luoyang
$533
118 km or 73 mi Pingdingshan
$697
125 km or 78 mi Hebi
$689
134 km or 83 mi Luohe
$661
134 km or 83 mi Gaoping
$655
147 km or 91 mi Linzhou
$677
154 km or 96 mi Zhoukou
$791
162 km or 101 mi Anyang
$678
162 km or 101 mi Wugang
$647
168 km or 104 mi Puyang
$702
169 km or 105 mi Changzhi
$848
170 km or 106 mi Heze
$1436
185 km or 115 mi Xiangcheng
$675
185 km or 115 mi Shangqiu
$782
200 km or 124 mi Zhumadian
$754
220 km or 137 mi Handan
$796
221 km or 137 mi Nanyang
$755
221 km or 138 mi Wu'an
$671
225 km or 140 mi Sanmenxia
$699
228 km or 142 mi Jieshou
$660