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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and China Reverse

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Consumer Prices in China are 35.98% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in China are 36.87% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in China are 38.84% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in China are 50.13% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in China are 36.93% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in China is 46.46% lower than in United States

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  United States  China      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
(62.01 ¥)
    3.23 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -67.75 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(279.05 ¥)
    19.35 $
(120.00 ¥)
     -57.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $
(40.31 ¥)
    4.52 $
(28.00 ¥)
     -30.53 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(21.70 ¥)
    0.97 $
(6.00 ¥)
     -72.36 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(31.01 ¥)
    3.23 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -35.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.71 $
(23.04 ¥)
    4.21 $
(26.11 ¥)
     +13.33 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $
(10.16 ¥)
    0.53 $
(3.29 ¥)
     -67.59 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.32 $
(8.17 ¥)
    0.31 $
(1.93 ¥)
     -76.31 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.86 $
(23.92 ¥)
    8.04 $
(49.88 ¥)
     +108.50 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.24 $
(13.87 ¥)
    1.42 $
(8.81 ¥)
     -36.48 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 $
(8.82 ¥)
    0.48 $
(2.97 ¥)
     -66.31 %
Eggs (12) 2.40 $
(14.88 ¥)
    1.92 $
(11.89 ¥)
     -20.09 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.38 $
(27.13 ¥)
    7.00 $
(43.39 ¥)
     +59.91 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.71 $
(22.98 ¥)
    1.88 $
(11.63 ¥)
     -49.39 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.76 $
(10.93 ¥)
    0.85 $
(5.24 ¥)
     -52.03 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.75 $
(10.87 ¥)
    0.76 $
(4.69 ¥)
     -56.82 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $
(11.02 ¥)
    0.54 $
(3.33 ¥)
     -69.80 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $
(7.14 ¥)
    0.41 $
(2.51 ¥)
     -64.80 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $
(9.83 ¥)
    0.67 $
(4.16 ¥)
     -57.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.78 $
(11.04 ¥)
    0.59 $
(3.67 ¥)
     -66.72 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(74.41 ¥)
    12.90 $
(80.00 ¥)
     +7.51 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $
(10.59 ¥)
    0.73 $
(4.55 ¥)
     -57.02 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.26 $
(14.02 ¥)
    2.18 $
(13.51 ¥)
     -3.70 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(37.21 ¥)
    2.42 $
(15.00 ¥)
     -59.68 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(12.40 ¥)
    0.32 $
(2.00 ¥)
     -83.87 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
(396.87 ¥)
    16.13 $
(100.00 ¥)
     -74.80 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(18.60 ¥)
    1.61 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -46.25 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(15.50 ¥)
    0.60 $
(3.70 ¥)
     -76.12 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(186.03 ¥)
    5.02 $
(31.10 ¥)
     -83.28 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.94 $
(18.21 ¥)
    4.56 $
(28.30 ¥)
     +55.47 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(130,223.10 ¥)
    24,189.26 $
(150,000.00 ¥)
     +15.19 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.99 $
(985.94 ¥)
    54.11 $
(335.53 ¥)
     -65.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(0.97 ¥)
    0.05 $
(0.31 ¥)
     -68.27 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.01 $
(291.49 ¥)
    18.46 $
(114.49 ¥)
     -60.72 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.02 $
(235.76 ¥)
    38.06 $
(236.01 ¥)
     +0.10 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.56 $
(115.09 ¥)
    13.08 $
(81.14 ¥)
     -29.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(62.01 ¥)
    10.48 $
(65.00 ¥)
     +4.82 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.65 $
(252.09 ¥)
    89.52 $
(555.09 ¥)
     +120.19 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.95 $
(222.93 ¥)
    46.63 $
(289.19 ¥)
     +29.72 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.65 $
(481.53 ¥)
    104.24 $
(646.42 ¥)
     +34.24 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 85.18 $
(528.20 ¥)
    90.85 $
(563.37 ¥)
     +6.66 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 976.79 $
(6,057.20 ¥)
    605.05 $
(3,751.96 ¥)
     -38.06 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 765.93 $
(4,749.62 ¥)
    334.45 $
(2,073.97 ¥)
     -56.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,691.99 $
(10,492.18 ¥)
    1,298.06 $
(8,049.39 ¥)
     -23.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,296.90 $
(8,042.21 ¥)
    656.42 $
(4,070.50 ¥)
     -49.39 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 205.02 $
(1,271.38 ¥)
    524.78 $
(3,254.22 ¥)
     +155.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 134.02 $
(831.10 ¥)
    254.68 $
(1,579.31 ¥)
     +90.03 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,694.92 $
(16,711.46 ¥)
    910.91 $
(5,648.66 ¥)
     -66.20 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     5.94      +41.33 %
 
Last updateMay, 2015May, 2015
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