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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and China 

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Consumer Prices in China are 31.75% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in China are 33.09% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in China are 36.05% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in China are 43.23% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in China are 33.74% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in China is 67.07% lower than in United States

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  United States  China      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     3.62 $      -63.83 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     24.11 $      -46.42 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     4.50 $      -27.99 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     1.29 $      -63.26 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.02 $      -19.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     4.35 $      +19.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.59 $     0.56 $      -64.85 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     0.35 $      -72.25 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     2.08 $      +109.60 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 $     1.65 $      -31.05 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.90 $     1.05 $      -63.85 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     1.88 $      -16.38 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.48 $     14.62 $      +54.28 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.64 $     4.17 $      -45.35 %
Apples (1kg) 3.71 $     1.81 $      -51.15 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 $     1.83 $      -48.92 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.72 $     1.31 $      -64.70 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     0.94 $      -59.85 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     0.66 $      -57.82 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     0.62 $      -64.58 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     13.66 $      +13.86 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.28 $     0.76 $      -66.91 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 $     2.23 $      -32.02 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     2.41 $      -59.82 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     0.32 $      -83.93 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $     16.07 $      -75.65 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     1.61 $      -46.42 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     0.39 $      -75.17 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.35 $     5.40 $      -80.94 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.28 $      +33.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     24,110.72 $      +20.55 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 162.01 $     53.92 $      -66.72 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.06 $      -60.65 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.17 $     19.50 $      -57.77 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.56 $     39.51 $      -0.12 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.45 $     13.45 $      -27.07 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     12.06 $      +20.55 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.77 $     101.55 $      +149.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.57 $     53.44 $      +46.11 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.31 $     109.72 $      +43.78 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 83.41 $     104.74 $      +25.57 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 993.97 $     601.45 $      -39.49 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 749.54 $     342.41 $      -54.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,702.56 $     1,324.76 $      -22.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,281.59 $     755.49 $      -41.05 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,901.10 $     5,043.35 $      +165.29 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,230.09 $     2,542.79 $      +106.72 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,273.21 $     721.10 $      -77.97 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     6.25      +48.67 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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