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Cost of Living Comparison Between San Francisco, CA and Shenzhen Reverse

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You would need around 16,168.25¥ (2,589.53$) in Shenzhen to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 6,400.00$ in San Francisco, CA (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Shenzhen are 46.27% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shenzhen are 59.54% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Rent Prices in Shenzhen are 72.91% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Prices in Shenzhen are 55.40% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Groceries Prices in Shenzhen are 55.44% lower than in San Francisco, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Shenzhen is 38.70% lower than in San Francisco, CA

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  San Francisco, CA  Shenzhen      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 $     4.00 $      -69.20 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $     30.43 $      -61.96 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $     4.80 $      -35.94 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $     1.76 $      -64.76 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $     3.20 $      -46.61 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.74 $     4.44 $      +18.54 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.94 $     0.69 $      -64.44 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.74 $     0.37 $      -78.67 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.23 $     2.34 $      +91.11 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 3.29 $     2.01 $      -39.00 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.65 $     1.18 $      -74.61 %
Eggs (12) 3.94 $     2.22 $      -43.62 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 15.46 $     9.08 $      -41.28 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 13.78 $     5.37 $      -61.07 %
Apples (1kg) 4.15 $     1.32 $      -68.12 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.49 $     1.54 $      -56.00 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.33 $     1.09 $      -74.87 %
Potato (1kg) 3.37 $     0.80 $      -76.24 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.00 $     0.48 $      -75.96 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.32 $     0.48 $      -79.30 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $     13.61 $      -9.24 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.92 $     0.78 $      -73.34 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.14 $     2.40 $      -42.01 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.70 $     2.40 $      -64.14 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $     0.32 $      -85.76 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $     25.63 $      -63.39 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $     1.84 $      -47.38 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.71 $     0.38 $      -77.51 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     6.73 $      -77.58 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.05 $     1.12 $      +7.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,095.00 $     24,024.22 $      +32.77 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 100.44 $     83.20 $      -17.16 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 $     0.11 $      -36.58 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.17 $     20.11 $      -55.47 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.89 $     33.81 $      -47.89 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 $     10.41 $      -30.60 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     12.01 $      +0.10 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.58 $     96.06 $      +76.00 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.25 $     51.43 $      +11.21 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 85.11 $     86.94 $      +2.15 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 96.88 $     92.09 $      -4.94 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,843.64 $     720.73 $      -74.65 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,018.36 $     419.98 $      -79.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,637.50 $     1,414.76 $      -69.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,331.36 $     920.93 $      -72.36 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,149.32 $     5,899.28 $      -35.52 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,817.14 $     3,546.43 $      -47.98 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,882.34 $     1,210.89 $      -75.20 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.25     6.71      +57.98 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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