Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Chengdu 

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Consumer Prices in Chengdu are 19.4% lower than in Shanghai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chengdu are 39.8% lower than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Chengdu are 68.5% lower than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Chengdu are 31.3% lower than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Chengdu are 16.5% lower than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Chengdu is 8.2% lower than in Shanghai
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Restaurants
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 ¥ 20.00 ¥      -50.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 290.00 ¥ 180.00 ¥      -37.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ¥ 37.00 ¥      -7.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥ 8.00 ¥      -20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.00 ¥ 25.00 ¥      -16.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.56 ¥ 25.38 ¥      -7.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.80 ¥ 2.93 ¥      -22.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.37 ¥ 2.07 ¥      -12.9 %
Markets
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 73.87 ¥ 51.89 ¥      -29.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 16.65 ¥ 8.83 ¥      -46.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.99 ¥ 3.89 ¥      -2.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 15.78 ¥ 14.23 ¥      -9.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 54.47 ¥ 42.71 ¥      -21.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 15.46 ¥ 17.28 ¥      +11.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 41.32 ¥ 41.50 ¥      +0.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 7.14 ¥ 6.74 ¥      -5.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 4.97 ¥ 4.40 ¥      -11.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 6.51 ¥ 5.49 ¥      -15.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.92 ¥ 3.12 ¥      -36.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.82 ¥ 2.32 ¥      -17.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.49 ¥ 2.69 ¥      -22.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.05 ¥ 3.26 ¥      -46.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.41 ¥ 4.00 ¥      -9.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥ 55.00 ¥      -45.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.50 ¥ 7.36 ¥      +13.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.90 ¥ 13.42 ¥      -3.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥ 20.50 ¥      -18.0 %
Transportation
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥ 3.00 ¥      -25.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 208.70 ¥ 200.00 ¥      -4.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 15.00 ¥ 9.00 ¥      -40.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 ¥ 3.22 ¥      -33.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 ¥ 30.00 ¥      -50.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32.07 ¥ 32.26 ¥      +0.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥ 144,400.00 ¥      -3.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 145,000.00 ¥ 143,300.00 ¥      -1.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 470.95 ¥ 332.93 ¥      -29.3 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 ¥ 0.18 ¥      -7.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 119.80 ¥ 71.33 ¥      -40.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 439.06 ¥ 291.88 ¥      -33.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 116.43 ¥ 86.25 ¥      -25.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ¥ 40.00 ¥      -33.3 %
Childcare
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,439.13 ¥ 2,642.86 ¥      -72.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 184,260.87 ¥ 141,428.57 ¥      -23.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 524.90 ¥ 572.79 ¥      +9.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 248.31 ¥ 257.00 ¥      +3.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 607.40 ¥ 640.00 ¥      +5.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 883.60 ¥ 637.50 ¥      -27.9 %
Rent Per Month
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,773.33 ¥ 2,957.14 ¥      -62.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,042.11 ¥ 1,885.71 ¥      -53.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 21,000.00 ¥ 5,700.00 ¥      -72.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,843.75 ¥ 3,216.67 ¥      -70.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,678.29 ¥ 2,516.01 ¥      -78.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,277.83 ¥ 1,428.37 ¥      -77.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,317.02 ¥ 5,701.42 ¥      -44.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.01 5.20      +3.9 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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