Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Chengdu 

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Consumer Prices in Chengdu are 24.3% lower than in Shanghai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chengdu are 44.3% lower than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Chengdu are 75.0% lower than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Chengdu are 26.0% lower than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Chengdu are 21.2% lower than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Chengdu is 11.1% higher than in Shanghai
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Restaurants
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 ¥ 20.00 ¥      -42.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 ¥ 180.00 ¥      -28.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ¥ 35.00 ¥      -12.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥ 8.00 ¥      -20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥ 20.00 ¥      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.13 ¥ 23.18 ¥      -14.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.97 ¥ 3.15 ¥      -20.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 ¥ 2.05 ¥      -13.0 %
Markets
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 67.37 ¥ 49.22 ¥      -26.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.73 ¥ 9.59 ¥      -24.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.59 ¥ 3.18 ¥      -11.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.05 ¥ 14.75 ¥      +13.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 65.64 ¥ 36.29 ¥      -44.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.37 ¥ 13.37 ¥      +8.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 42.07 ¥ 41.35 ¥      -1.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 7.14 ¥ 6.35 ¥      -11.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 5.28 ¥ 4.08 ¥      -22.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 6.40 ¥ 5.31 ¥      -17.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.74 ¥ 3.19 ¥      -32.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.10 ¥ 2.22 ¥      -28.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.49 ¥ 2.58 ¥      -25.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.39 ¥ 3.75 ¥      -41.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.19 ¥ 3.97 ¥      -5.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥ 50.00 ¥      -50.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.09 ¥ 7.06 ¥      +16.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.58 ¥ 13.70 ¥      +0.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥ 21.50 ¥      -14.0 %
Transportation
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥ 3.00 ¥      -25.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ¥ 200.00 ¥      -33.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 16.00 ¥ 9.00 ¥      -43.7 %
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) 32.31 ¥ 32.31 ¥      -0.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥ 130,000.00 ¥      -13.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 134,800.00 ¥ 124,257.14 ¥      -7.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 465.42 ¥ 355.15 ¥      -23.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 102.10 ¥ 99.54 ¥      -2.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 138.84 ¥ 80.33 ¥      -42.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 574.79 ¥ 264.07 ¥      -54.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 128.18 ¥ 70.00 ¥      -45.4 %
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 9,157.97 ¥ 2,783.33 ¥      -69.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 203,653.85 ¥ 132,500.00 ¥      -34.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 480.24 ¥ 353.04 ¥      -26.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 271.90 ¥ 297.69 ¥      +9.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 531.58 ¥ 590.00 ¥      +11.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 804.05 ¥ 487.50 ¥      -39.4 %
Rent Per Month
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,119.05 ¥ 2,150.00 ¥      -69.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,894.12 ¥ 1,250.00 ¥      -67.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 20,346.15 ¥ 4,600.00 ¥      -77.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,906.25 ¥ 2,311.11 ¥      -76.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,822.17 ¥ 2,523.85 ¥      -78.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,332.22 ¥ 1,369.38 ¥      -78.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,352.64 ¥ 6,409.50 ¥      -38.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.75 4.66      -1.9 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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