Cost of Living Comparison Between Beijing and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 59.11% higher than in Beijing (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 57.13% higher than in Beijing
Rent Prices in London are 54.46% higher than in Beijing
Restaurant Prices in London are 156.55% higher than in Beijing
Groceries Prices in London are 17.61% higher than in Beijing
Local Purchasing Power in London is 74.00% higher than in Beijing
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Restaurants
Beijing Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ¥
(3.58 £)
167.38 ¥
(20.00 £)
     +457.95 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 ¥
(29.87 £)
520.00 ¥
(62.13 £)
     +108.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ¥
(4.78 £)
54.40 ¥
(6.50 £)
     +36.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥
(1.19 £)
50.22 ¥
(6.00 £)
     +402.15 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 ¥
(2.99 £)
41.85 ¥
(5.00 £)
     +67.38 %
Cappuccino (regular) 30.90 ¥
(3.69 £)
27.08 ¥
(3.24 £)
     -12.39 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.45 ¥
(0.53 £)
14.69 ¥
(1.76 £)
     +230.45 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.03 ¥
(0.36 £)
11.02 ¥
(1.32 £)
     +263.19 %
Markets
Beijing Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 56.32 ¥
(6.73 £)
33.83 ¥
(4.04 £)
     -39.93 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 14.09 ¥
(1.68 £)
9.54 ¥
(1.14 £)
     -32.28 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.03 ¥
(0.48 £)
7.35 ¥
(0.88 £)
     +82.43 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.62 ¥
(1.63 £)
19.95 ¥
(2.38 £)
     +46.52 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 42.17 ¥
(5.04 £)
24.92 ¥
(2.98 £)
     -40.89 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 13.80 ¥
(1.65 £)
22.20 ¥
(2.65 £)
     +60.86 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 44.61 ¥
(5.33 £)
41.00 ¥
(4.90 £)
     -8.09 %
Apples (1 lb) 6.08 ¥
(0.73 £)
8.12 ¥
(0.97 £)
     +33.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 6.06 ¥
(0.72 £)
5.24 ¥
(0.63 £)
     -13.48 %
Oranges (1 lb) 6.55 ¥
(0.78 £)
7.07 ¥
(0.85 £)
     +8.03 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.81 ¥
(0.57 £)
8.24 ¥
(0.98 £)
     +71.38 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.94 ¥
(0.35 £)
4.20 ¥
(0.50 £)
     +42.84 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.24 ¥
(0.39 £)
4.40 ¥
(0.53 £)
     +35.87 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.29 ¥
(0.75 £)
6.74 ¥
(0.80 £)
     +7.01 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 5.03 ¥
(0.60 £)
10.70 ¥
(1.28 £)
     +112.48 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥
(11.95 £)
66.95 ¥
(8.00 £)
     -33.05 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.64 ¥
(1.03 £)
18.11 ¥
(2.16 £)
     +109.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 19.50 ¥
(2.33 £)
20.78 ¥
(2.48 £)
     +6.57 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 32.00 ¥
(3.82 £)
108.80 ¥
(13.00 £)
     +240.00 %
Transportation
Beijing Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ¥
(0.60 £)
21.76 ¥
(2.60 £)
     +335.20 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ¥
(35.85 £)
1,334.88 ¥
(159.50 £)
     +344.96 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥
(1.67 £)
41.01 ¥
(4.90 £)
     +192.92 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.81 ¥
(0.58 £)
22.90 ¥
(2.74 £)
     +375.63 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 80.00 ¥
(9.56 £)
241.03 ¥
(28.80 £)
     +201.29 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 30.95 ¥
(3.70 £)
50.51 ¥
(6.04 £)
     +63.20 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 180,000.00 ¥
(21,507.48 £)
195,001.94 ¥
(23,300.00 £)
     +8.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 166,153.85 ¥
(19,853.06 £)
213,275.22 ¥
(25,483.40 £)
     +28.36 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Beijing Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 405.46 ¥
(48.45 £)
2,038.05 ¥
(243.52 £)
     +402.65 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.31 ¥
(0.04 £)
1.07 ¥
(0.13 £)
     +244.45 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 173.62 ¥
(20.75 £)
251.07 ¥
(30.00 £)
     +44.61 %
Sports And Leisure
Beijing Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 447.22 ¥
(53.44 £)
364.47 ¥
(43.55 £)
     -18.50 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 222.50 ¥
(26.59 £)
97.89 ¥
(11.70 £)
     -56.01 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 84.00 ¥
(10.04 £)
117.17 ¥
(14.00 £)
     +39.49 %
Childcare
Beijing Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 7,687.50 ¥
(918.55 £)
13,090.66 ¥
(1,564.15 £)
     +70.28 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 203,333.33 ¥
(24,295.48 £)
160,531.37 ¥
(19,181.25 £)
     -21.05 %
Clothing And Shoes
Beijing Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 512.92 ¥
(61.29 £)
558.74 ¥
(66.76 £)
     +8.93 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 335.95 ¥
(40.14 £)
282.24 ¥
(33.72 £)
     -15.99 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 595.79 ¥
(71.19 £)
652.98 ¥
(78.02 £)
     +9.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 801.22 ¥
(95.73 £)
800.04 ¥
(95.59 £)
     -0.15 %
Rent Per Month
Beijing Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,204.76 ¥
(1,099.84 £)
14,823.66 ¥
(1,771.22 £)
     +61.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,154.55 ¥
(615.90 £)
10,829.41 ¥
(1,293.96 £)
     +110.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 20,380.95 ¥
(2,435.24 £)
27,574.25 ¥
(3,294.74 £)
     +35.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,409.09 ¥
(1,363.23 £)
18,055.74 ¥
(2,157.41 £)
     +58.26 %
Buy Apartment Price
Beijing Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 12,428.57 ¥
(1,485.04 £)
10,370.94 ¥
(1,239.18 £)
     -16.56 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,037.31 ¥
(840.86 £)
4,918.91 ¥
(587.74 £)
     -30.10 %
Salaries And Financing
Beijing Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,984.88 ¥
(1,073.57 £)
24,565.53 ¥
(2,935.24 £)
     +173.41 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.25 2.55      -51.41 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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