Cost of Living Comparison Between Guangzhou and Shenzhen 

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Consumer Prices in Shenzhen are 17.65% higher than in Guangzhou (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shenzhen are 24.09% higher than in Guangzhou
Rent Prices in Shenzhen are 39.59% higher than in Guangzhou
Restaurant Prices in Shenzhen are 26.29% higher than in Guangzhou
Groceries Prices in Shenzhen are 18.83% higher than in Guangzhou
Local Purchasing Power in Shenzhen is 14.46% lower than in Guangzhou
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Restaurants
Guangzhou Edit Shenzhen Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ¥ 31.00 ¥      +55.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 ¥ 200.00 ¥      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 ¥ 35.00 ¥      +16.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥ 8.00 ¥      -20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 ¥ 20.00 ¥      +33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.42 ¥ 29.18 ¥      +6.44 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.79 ¥ 3.35 ¥      -11.40 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 ¥ 2.43 ¥      +1.84 %
Markets
Guangzhou Edit Shenzhen Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 46.45 ¥ 57.05 ¥      +22.82 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.82 ¥ 12.62 ¥      +42.99 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.83 ¥ 3.74 ¥      +31.77 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.19 ¥ 15.81 ¥      +19.88 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 33.09 ¥ 30.05 ¥      -9.19 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.90 ¥ 17.35 ¥      +16.43 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 36.67 ¥ 43.24 ¥      +17.94 %
Apples (1 lb) 7.64 ¥ 7.22 ¥      -5.44 %
Banana (1 lb) 4.08 ¥ 5.04 ¥      +23.36 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.96 ¥ 7.37 ¥      +23.64 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.76 ¥ 4.84 ¥      +28.77 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.24 ¥ 3.84 ¥      +18.46 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.11 ¥ 4.88 ¥      +56.81 %
Lettuce (1 head) 5.62 ¥ 4.71 ¥      -16.19 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.01 ¥ 4.92 ¥      +22.53 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 55.00 ¥ 150.00 ¥      +172.73 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.19 ¥ 7.34 ¥      +18.68 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 14.33 ¥ 14.67 ¥      +2.33 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥ 25.00 ¥      0.00 %
Transportation
Guangzhou Edit Shenzhen Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥ 4.00 ¥      +100.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 ¥ 200.00 ¥      +33.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 ¥ 10.00 ¥      -16.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 ¥ 4.02 ¥      -3.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 44.00 ¥ 49.00 ¥      +11.36 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.67 ¥ 27.18 ¥      +1.91 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥ 151,600.00 ¥      +1.07 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 128,050.00 ¥ 138,350.00 ¥      +8.04 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Guangzhou Edit Shenzhen Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 337.77 ¥ 476.64 ¥      +41.11 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 ¥ 0.14 ¥      -15.12 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 123.00 ¥ 130.77 ¥      +6.32 %
Sports And Leisure
Guangzhou Edit Shenzhen Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 236.05 ¥ 292.37 ¥      +23.86 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 92.64 ¥ 112.12 ¥      +21.04 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 57.50 ¥ 50.00 ¥      -13.04 %
Childcare
Guangzhou Edit Shenzhen Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,086.67 ¥ 4,322.22 ¥      +40.03 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 100,093.33 ¥ 156,666.67 ¥      +56.52 %
Clothing And Shoes
Guangzhou Edit Shenzhen Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 440.58 ¥ 428.12 ¥      -2.83 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 235.62 ¥ 245.93 ¥      +4.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 535.23 ¥ 622.24 ¥      +16.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 462.42 ¥ 669.15 ¥      +44.71 %
Rent Per Month
Guangzhou Edit Shenzhen Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,363.16 ¥ 5,509.52 ¥      +26.27 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,160.00 ¥ 3,330.43 ¥      +54.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,473.68 ¥ 11,177.27 ¥      +31.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,452.38 ¥ 7,131.82 ¥      +60.18 %
Buy Apartment Price
Guangzhou Edit Shenzhen Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,047.68 ¥ 9,410.35 ¥      +55.60 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,977.76 ¥ 5,416.92 ¥      +81.91 %
Salaries And Financing
Guangzhou Edit Shenzhen Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,060.00 ¥ 8,555.14 ¥      +6.14 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.39 5.15      -4.46 %
Last update: February 2021March 2021
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