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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and China Reverse

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Consumer Prices in China are 38.68% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in China are 39.02% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in China are 39.79% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in China are 54.97% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in China are 38.18% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in China is 43.92% lower than in United States

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  United States  China      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.20 $
(71.17 ¥)
    3.15 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -71.90 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
(317.71 ¥)
    18.89 $
(120.00 ¥)
     -62.23 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.75 $
(42.89 ¥)
    4.41 $
(28.00 ¥)
     -34.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(22.24 ¥)
    0.94 $
(6.00 ¥)
     -73.02 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(31.77 ¥)
    3.15 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -37.05 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.74 $
(23.76 ¥)
    4.14 $
(26.30 ¥)
     +10.69 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(10.48 ¥)
    0.50 $
(3.20 ¥)
     -69.50 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.34 $
(8.51 ¥)
    0.29 $
(1.84 ¥)
     -78.39 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.75 $
(23.84 ¥)
    7.81 $
(49.62 ¥)
     +108.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.27 $
(14.40 ¥)
    1.41 $
(8.95 ¥)
     -37.82 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.50 $
(9.53 ¥)
    0.46 $
(2.91 ¥)
     -69.41 %
Eggs (12) 2.49 $
(15.85 ¥)
    1.87 $
(11.90 ¥)
     -24.91 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.50 $
(28.62 ¥)
    7.35 $
(46.73 ¥)
     +63.28 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.84 $
(24.38 ¥)
    1.87 $
(11.87 ¥)
     -51.31 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 $
(11.77 ¥)
    0.87 $
(5.51 ¥)
     -53.13 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.83 $
(11.60 ¥)
    0.78 $
(4.98 ¥)
     -57.05 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(11.35 ¥)
    0.52 $
(3.31 ¥)
     -70.81 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(7.53 ¥)
    0.41 $
(2.58 ¥)
     -65.71 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(10.03 ¥)
    0.66 $
(4.17 ¥)
     -58.37 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(11.22 ¥)
    0.59 $
(3.73 ¥)
     -66.76 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(76.25 ¥)
    12.59 $
(80.00 ¥)
     +4.92 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(11.25 ¥)
    0.73 $
(4.66 ¥)
     -58.57 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.38 $
(15.11 ¥)
    2.11 $
(13.41 ¥)
     -11.26 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.10 $
(38.76 ¥)
    2.36 $
(15.00 ¥)
     -61.30 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(12.71 ¥)
    0.31 $
(2.00 ¥)
     -84.26 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(413.02 ¥)
    15.74 $
(100.00 ¥)
     -75.79 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(19.06 ¥)
    1.57 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -47.54 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(15.89 ¥)
    0.58 $
(3.70 ¥)
     -76.70 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(190.63 ¥)
    5.02 $
(31.89 ¥)
     -83.27 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.84 $
(18.05 ¥)
    4.30 $
(27.35 ¥)
     +51.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(133,438.20 ¥)
    23,606.43 $
(150,000.00 ¥)
     +12.41 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 157.53 $
(1,000.97 ¥)
    52.57 $
(334.03 ¥)
     -66.63 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(1.01 ¥)
    0.05 $
(0.29 ¥)
     -71.29 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.00 $
(305.02 ¥)
    18.22 $
(115.78 ¥)
     -62.04 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.07 $
(235.56 ¥)
    36.40 $
(231.27 ¥)
     -1.82 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.24 $
(115.92 ¥)
    11.68 $
(74.22 ¥)
     -35.97 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(63.54 ¥)
    10.23 $
(65.00 ¥)
     +2.29 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.15 $
(261.46 ¥)
    78.98 $
(501.86 ¥)
     +91.95 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.75 $
(227.18 ¥)
    45.03 $
(286.12 ¥)
     +25.95 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.59 $
(486.65 ¥)
    99.77 $
(633.97 ¥)
     +30.27 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 87.21 $
(554.14 ¥)
    89.39 $
(568.01 ¥)
     +2.50 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,013.87 $
(6,442.34 ¥)
    608.50 $
(3,866.53 ¥)
     -39.98 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 793.03 $
(5,039.09 ¥)
    341.36 $
(2,169.08 ¥)
     -56.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,729.76 $
(10,991.22 ¥)
    1,325.96 $
(8,425.40 ¥)
     -23.34 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,342.33 $
(8,529.42 ¥)
    661.93 $
(4,206.02 ¥)
     -50.69 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 207.31 $
(1,317.27 ¥)
    537.26 $
(3,413.87 ¥)
     +159.16 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 133.38 $
(847.55 ¥)
    262.03 $
(1,665.02 ¥)
     +96.45 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,692.60 $
(17,109.32 ¥)
    920.75 $
(5,850.62 ¥)
     -65.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.18     5.89      +40.95 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2015September, 2015
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