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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Shenzhen 

You would need around 20,115.63¥ (3,224.64$) in Shenzhen to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,200.00$ in San Francisco, CA (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Shenzhen are 28.81% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shenzhen are 47.99% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Shenzhen are 67.78% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Shenzhen are 37.51% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Shenzhen are 35.18% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Shenzhen is 59.93% lower than in San Francisco, CA

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  San Francisco, CA  Shenzhen      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 $     4.81 $      -59.92 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $     40.08 $      -42.75 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $     5.21 $      -13.17 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     3.21 $      -35.88 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     5.61 $      +12.21 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.79 $     4.94 $      +30.13 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.91 $     0.86 $      -54.94 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     0.55 $      -65.71 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.12 $     2.35 $      +109.35 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.24 $     1.99 $      -53.07 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.75 $     1.63 $      -65.75 %
Eggs (12) 3.72 $     2.21 $      -40.61 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 14.49 $     22.28 $      +53.77 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.78 $     5.29 $      -50.92 %
Apples (1kg) 4.33 $     1.55 $      -64.29 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.38 $     3.11 $      -7.94 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.71 $     1.82 $      -61.45 %
Potato (1kg) 3.03 $     0.92 $      -69.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.87 $     0.53 $      -71.88 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.08 $     0.50 $      -76.04 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     16.03 $      +33.59 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.25 $     0.91 $      -59.61 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.94 $     2.56 $      -12.68 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.00 $     2.56 $      -63.36 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     0.32 $      -83.97 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $     22.44 $      -67.94 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 $     1.88 $      -49.77 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.79 $     0.38 $      -78.46 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.50 $     6.41 $      -77.50 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.06 $     1.26 $      +18.13 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,547.50 $     24,526.70 $      +32.24 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 87.75 $     99.74 $      +13.67 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $     0.12 $      -1.44 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 44.64 $     24.01 $      -46.22 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.58 $     45.44 $      -22.44 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.00 $     17.90 $      -28.40 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     12.82 $      +6.87 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.23 $     101.50 $      +94.34 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.75 $     48.06 $      -1.41 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 68.70 $     93.16 $      +35.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 86.67 $     110.88 $      +27.94 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,621.03 $     800.38 $      -69.46 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,823.76 $     493.53 $      -72.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,470.59 $     1,482.82 $      -66.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,253.12 $     1,139.31 $      -64.98 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,149.32 $     6,022.90 $      -34.17 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,996.54 $     3,526.71 $      -49.59 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,301.25 $     896.47 $      -79.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.05     8.00      +97.53 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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