Hefei vs Shenzhen - Cost of Living Comparison

Hefei Shenzhen
🚶 Cost of living one person
$636
$1043
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1618
$2884
🏠 One person rent
$236
$550
🏘️ Family rent
$384
$1101
🍽️ Food expenses
$235
$295
🚐 Transport expenses
$76.3
$93.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$948
$1453
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
32 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
92
95
😀 Quality of life
54
81
🏙️ Population
9.37M
17.5M

The cost of living in Hefei is 39% less expensive than in Shenzhen. Cities ranked 7206th and 5064th ($636 vs $1043) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 214th and 11th in China.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Hefei compared to 1.4 months in Shenzhen. Ranked 48th vs 3rd best cities to live in China, and 5995th vs 367th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Hefei vs Shenzhen

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Hefei Shenzhen
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.33
$5.22
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.8
$31.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.66
$5.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.37
$3.33
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$4.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$238
$716
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$433
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$1562
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$280
$881
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$43.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$61.4
$67.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$14.4
$16.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.9%
4.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4136
$16848
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1944
$7920
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.42
$0.56
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$20.9
$25.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.64
$5.17
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.94
$2.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.49
$1.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.35
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.64
$2.34
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
$17.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.21
$5.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.68
$14.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.63
$1.14
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$1.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.1
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.15
$0.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.45
$3.32
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.59
$4.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.67
$5.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.93
$1.82
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.6
$1.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$60
$40
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.51
$7.02
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$41.8
$59.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.44
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$61.5
$67.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.6
$80.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$246
$710
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7737
$24732

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Distance City Cost of living
48 km or 30 mi Chaohu
$658
73 km or 45 mi Huainan
$677
74 km or 46 mi Lu'an
$685
95 km or 59 mi Tongcheng
$671
103 km or 64 mi Ma'anshan
$728
113 km or 70 mi Tongling
$714
118 km or 73 mi Wuhu
$785
119 km or 74 mi Bengbu
$681
122 km or 76 mi Mingguang
$661
135 km or 84 mi Chizhou
$719
142 km or 88 mi Nanjing
$762
152 km or 94 mi Qianshan
$657
153 km or 95 mi Anqing
$673
173 km or 107 mi Xuancheng
$755
178 km or 110 mi Jurong
$664
180 km or 112 mi Fuyang
$721
183 km or 114 mi Yizheng
$635
186 km or 116 mi Tianchang
$654
199 km or 124 mi Suzhou
$676
209 km or 130 mi Zhenjiang
$590
211 km or 131 mi Yangzhou
$659
213 km or 132 mi Ningguo
$712
214 km or 133 mi Liyang
$712
217 km or 135 mi Danyang
$654
227 km or 141 mi Macheng
$641
228 km or 141 mi Gaoyou
$655
229 km or 142 mi Guangde
$718
237 km or 147 mi Huaibei
$655
238 km or 148 mi Jieshou
$628
242 km or 151 mi Yangzhong
$635
243 km or 151 mi Yongcheng
$661
247 km or 153 mi Yixing
$743
248 km or 154 mi Suqian
$700
251 km or 156 mi Huai'an
$663
254 km or 158 mi Changzhou
$752
256 km or 159 mi Taizhou
$634
259 km or 161 mi Huangshan
$690
260 km or 162 mi Taixing
$687
267 km or 166 mi Xuzhou
$624
268 km or 167 mi Xinghua
$707

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Distance City Cost of living
28 km or 17 mi Kowloon
$2411
30 km or 19 mi Hong Kong
$2720
58 km or 36 mi Zhuhai
$657
65 km or 40 mi Dongguan
$726
66 km or 41 mi Macau
$1601
72 km or 45 mi Zhongshan
$576
74 km or 46 mi Huizhou
$608
100 km or 62 mi Jiangmen
$692
105 km or 65 mi Guangzhou
$760
112 km or 69 mi Foshan
$605
134 km or 83 mi Shanwei
$1073
142 km or 88 mi Kaiping
$797
150 km or 93 mi Heyuan
$866
164 km or 102 mi Qingyuan
$795
174 km or 108 mi Zhaoqing
$766
212 km or 131 mi Yunfu
$798
228 km or 142 mi Yangjiang
$811
233 km or 145 mi Puning
$928
256 km or 159 mi Shaoguan
$819
262 km or 163 mi Jieyang
$957
286 km or 178 mi Shantou
$989
288 km or 179 mi Meizhou
$847
292 km or 182 mi Chaozhou
$808
299 km or 186 mi Wuzhou
$788
303 km or 188 mi Lianzhou
$773
330 km or 205 mi Hezhou
$771
337 km or 209 mi Gaozhou
$562
337 km or 210 mi Maoming
$495
377 km or 234 mi Ganzhou
$831
378 km or 235 mi Chenzhou
$811
401 km or 249 mi Yulin
$664
405 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$565
415 km or 258 mi Longyan
$508
428 km or 266 mi Zhangzhou
$753
460 km or 286 mi Guigang
$644
464 km or 288 mi Xiamen
$792
477 km or 297 mi Haikou
$620
485 km or 301 mi Kinmen
$865
489 km or 304 mi Guilin
$521
502 km or 312 mi Yongzhou
$626