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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and China 

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Consumer Prices in China are 32.13% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in China are 33.36% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in China are 36.09% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in China are 43.65% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in China are 33.96% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in China is 67.88% lower than in United States

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  United States  China      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     3.53 $      -64.73 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     24.05 $      -46.56 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     4.49 $      -28.18 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     1.28 $      -63.36 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.01 $      -19.85 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     4.33 $      +19.00 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     0.55 $      -65.10 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     0.35 $      -72.53 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     2.07 $      +108.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 $     1.66 $      -30.66 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.89 $     1.04 $      -64.10 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     1.87 $      -16.86 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.48 $     14.59 $      +53.93 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.64 $     4.15 $      -45.67 %
Apples (1kg) 3.70 $     1.81 $      -51.16 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 $     1.81 $      -49.29 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.72 $     1.31 $      -64.77 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     0.93 $      -60.39 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     0.66 $      -57.84 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     0.62 $      -64.68 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     13.63 $      +13.55 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $     0.75 $      -67.18 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 $     2.21 $      -32.59 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     2.40 $      -59.92 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     0.32 $      -83.97 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $     16.03 $      -75.71 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     1.60 $      -46.56 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     0.38 $      -75.23 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.35 $     5.29 $      -81.34 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.27 $      +32.40 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     24,045.78 $      +20.23 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 161.80 $     53.49 $      -66.94 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.06 $      -61.21 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.17 $     19.45 $      -57.88 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.49 $     38.95 $      -1.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.42 $     13.04 $      -29.22 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     12.02 $      +20.23 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.77 $     100.74 $      +147.11 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.48 $     53.30 $      +46.09 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.23 $     108.71 $      +42.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 83.32 $     103.03 $      +23.65 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 993.07 $     602.06 $      -39.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 750.22 $     341.51 $      -54.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,700.40 $     1,328.03 $      -21.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,281.76 $     748.12 $      -41.63 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,924.43 $     5,034.12 $      +161.59 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,233.56 $     2,535.94 $      +105.58 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,259.88 $     697.77 $      -78.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.21     6.24      +48.31 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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