Cost of Living Comparison Between Beijing and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 86.34% higher than in Beijing (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 92.66% higher than in Beijing
Rent Prices in London are 101.68% higher than in Beijing
Restaurant Prices in London are 157.45% higher than in Beijing
Groceries Prices in London are 39.27% higher than in Beijing
Local Purchasing Power in London is 46.01% higher than in Beijing
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Restaurants
Beijing Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 ¥
(3.82 £)
137.26 ¥
(15.00 £)
     +292.18 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥
(21.86 £)
549.05 ¥
(60.00 £)
     +174.52 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥
(3.82 £)
54.90 ¥
(6.00 £)
     +56.87 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 ¥
(1.31 £)
45.75 ¥
(5.00 £)
     +281.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 ¥
(2.73 £)
45.75 ¥
(5.00 £)
     +83.02 %
Cappuccino (regular) 28.66 ¥
(3.13 £)
26.90 ¥
(2.94 £)
     -6.13 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 ¥
(0.38 £)
14.06 ¥
(1.54 £)
     +301.67 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 ¥
(0.25 £)
10.54 ¥
(1.15 £)
     +368.54 %
Markets
Beijing Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 45.93 ¥
(5.02 £)
32.52 ¥
(3.55 £)
     -29.21 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 10.33 ¥
(1.13 £)
8.41 ¥
(0.92 £)
     -18.64 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.39 ¥
(0.37 £)
5.93 ¥
(0.65 £)
     +74.95 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.45 ¥
(1.47 £)
19.99 ¥
(2.18 £)
     +48.60 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 49.90 ¥
(5.45 £)
28.02 ¥
(3.06 £)
     -43.85 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.21 ¥
(1.12 £)
24.78 ¥
(2.71 £)
     +142.75 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 33.83 ¥
(3.70 £)
40.10 ¥
(4.38 £)
     +18.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 6.03 ¥
(0.66 £)
8.62 ¥
(0.94 £)
     +42.91 %
Banana (1 lb) 4.44 ¥
(0.49 £)
4.67 ¥
(0.51 £)
     +5.25 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.81 ¥
(0.63 £)
7.71 ¥
(0.84 £)
     +32.70 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.90 ¥
(0.43 £)
10.38 ¥
(1.13 £)
     +165.94 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.60 ¥
(0.28 £)
5.00 ¥
(0.55 £)
     +92.08 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.49 ¥
(0.27 £)
4.68 ¥
(0.51 £)
     +87.71 %
Lettuce (1 head) 5.04 ¥
(0.55 £)
7.32 ¥
(0.80 £)
     +45.14 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.36 ¥
(0.48 £)
8.27 ¥
(0.90 £)
     +89.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥
(10.93 £)
73.21 ¥
(8.00 £)
     -26.79 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.54 ¥
(0.61 £)
16.84 ¥
(1.84 £)
     +204.05 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 14.36 ¥
(1.57 £)
18.72 ¥
(2.05 £)
     +30.42 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ¥
(2.19 £)
109.81 ¥
(12.00 £)
     +449.05 %
Transportation
Beijing Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥
(0.44 £)
25.62 ¥
(2.80 £)
     +540.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥
(21.86 £)
1,372.61 ¥
(150.00 £)
     +586.31 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 13.00 ¥
(1.42 £)
23.79 ¥
(2.60 £)
     +83.02 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 ¥
(0.40 £)
25.04 ¥
(2.74 £)
     +576.36 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ¥
(5.46 £)
263.54 ¥
(28.80 £)
     +427.08 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.27 ¥
(2.87 £)
42.00 ¥
(4.59 £)
     +59.91 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥
(16,392.09 £)
212,000.17 ¥
(23,167.50 £)
     +41.33 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 120,462.44 ¥
(13,164.20 £)
208,072.41 ¥
(22,738.27 £)
     +72.73 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Beijing Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 395.34 ¥
(43.20 £)
1,697.75 ¥
(185.53 £)
     +329.44 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 ¥
(0.02 £)
1.13 ¥
(0.12 £)
     +499.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 109.96 ¥
(12.02 £)
288.43 ¥
(31.52 £)
     +162.31 %
Sports And Leisure
Beijing Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 354.21 ¥
(38.71 £)
406.27 ¥
(44.40 £)
     +14.70 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 171.35 ¥
(18.73 £)
98.10 ¥
(10.72 £)
     -42.75 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ¥
(5.46 £)
125.37 ¥
(13.70 £)
     +150.73 %
Childcare
Beijing Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,917.49 ¥
(537.39 £)
13,227.58 ¥
(1,445.52 £)
     +168.99 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 159,845.40 ¥
(17,468.00 £)
166,105.31 ¥
(18,152.08 £)
     +3.92 %
Clothing And Shoes
Beijing Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 476.65 ¥
(52.09 £)
597.33 ¥
(65.28 £)
     +25.32 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 241.27 ¥
(26.37 £)
301.53 ¥
(32.95 £)
     +24.98 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 570.33 ¥
(62.33 £)
645.81 ¥
(70.57 £)
     +13.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 684.05 ¥
(74.75 £)
837.07 ¥
(91.47 £)
     +22.37 %
Rent Per Month
Beijing Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,403.12 ¥
(809.02 £)
15,462.73 ¥
(1,689.78 £)
     +108.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,100.00 ¥
(448.05 £)
11,388.05 ¥
(1,244.49 £)
     +177.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,900.00 ¥
(1,737.56 £)
28,767.69 ¥
(3,143.75 £)
     +80.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,548.00 ¥
(1,043.41 £)
18,898.33 ¥
(2,065.22 £)
     +97.93 %
Buy Apartment Price
Beijing Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,436.99 ¥
(1,031.28 £)
9,406.73 ¥
(1,027.97 £)
     -0.32 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,612.80 ¥
(504.09 £)
4,806.20 ¥
(525.22 £)
     +4.19 %
Salaries And Financing
Beijing Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,319.56 ¥
(1,018.45 £)
26,216.35 ¥
(2,864.94 £)
     +181.30 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.26 2.69      -48.95 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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