Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Glasgow 

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Consumer Prices in Glasgow are 65.2% higher than in Shanghai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Glasgow are 40.8% higher than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Glasgow are 4.9% higher than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Glasgow are 156.5% higher than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Glasgow are 28.8% higher than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Glasgow is 53.2% higher than in Shanghai
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Restaurants
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ¥
(3.33 £)
134.98 ¥
(15.00 £)
     +349.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 240.00 ¥
(26.67 £)
539.93 ¥
(60.00 £)
     +125.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 38.00 ¥
(4.22 £)
62.99 ¥
(7.00 £)
     +65.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥
(1.11 £)
40.49 ¥
(4.50 £)
     +304.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥
(2.22 £)
44.09 ¥
(4.90 £)
     +120.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 26.05 ¥
(2.89 £)
29.32 ¥
(3.26 £)
     +12.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.78 ¥
(0.42 £)
15.83 ¥
(1.76 £)
     +318.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 ¥
(0.25 £)
11.03 ¥
(1.23 £)
     +384.7 %
Markets
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 66.21 ¥
(7.36 £)
41.99 ¥
(4.67 £)
     -36.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.50 ¥
(1.39 £)
9.80 ¥
(1.09 £)
     -21.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.41 ¥
(0.38 £)
6.61 ¥
(0.73 £)
     +93.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.15 ¥
(1.46 £)
25.74 ¥
(2.86 £)
     +95.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 59.01 ¥
(6.56 £)
29.64 ¥
(3.29 £)
     -49.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.74 ¥
(1.30 £)
27.47 ¥
(3.05 £)
     +134.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 41.39 ¥
(4.60 £)
42.71 ¥
(4.75 £)
     +3.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 7.41 ¥
(0.82 £)
8.97 ¥
(1.00 £)
     +21.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 5.47 ¥
(0.61 £)
4.08 ¥
(0.45 £)
     -25.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 6.56 ¥
(0.73 £)
8.48 ¥
(0.94 £)
     +29.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 5.01 ¥
(0.56 £)
14.33 ¥
(1.59 £)
     +185.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.13 ¥
(0.35 £)
3.97 ¥
(0.44 £)
     +26.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.56 ¥
(0.40 £)
3.76 ¥
(0.42 £)
     +5.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.48 ¥
(0.72 £)
7.03 ¥
(0.78 £)
     +8.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.18 ¥
(0.46 £)
8.06 ¥
(0.90 £)
     +93.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥
(11.11 £)
67.49 ¥
(7.50 £)
     -32.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.24 ¥
(0.69 £)
15.40 ¥
(1.71 £)
     +146.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.31 ¥
(1.48 £)
17.65 ¥
(1.96 £)
     +32.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥
(2.78 £)
125.98 ¥
(14.00 £)
     +403.9 %
Transportation
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥
(0.44 £)
23.40 ¥
(2.60 £)
     +484.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 ¥
(27.78 £)
593.02 ¥
(65.90 £)
     +137.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 16.00 ¥
(1.78 £)
36.00 ¥
(4.00 £)
     +125.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 ¥
(0.54 £)
19.86 ¥
(2.21 £)
     +311.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 ¥
(6.67 £)
151.18 ¥
(16.80 £)
     +152.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32.03 ¥
(3.56 £)
51.55 ¥
(5.73 £)
     +61.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥
(16,668.84 £)
254,531.78 ¥
(28,285.00 £)
     +69.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 130,240.00 ¥
(14,473.00 £)
235,255.01 ¥
(26,142.86 £)
     +80.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 426.76 ¥
(47.42 £)
2,489.54 ¥
(276.65 £)
     +483.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 94.17 ¥
(10.46 £)
113.77 ¥
(12.64 £)
     +20.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 136.94 ¥
(15.22 £)
290.01 ¥
(32.23 £)
     +111.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 541.99 ¥
(60.23 £)
327.11 ¥
(36.35 £)
     -39.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 124.17 ¥
(13.80 £)
125.98 ¥
(14.00 £)
     +1.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ¥
(6.67 £)
107.94 ¥
(12.00 £)
     +79.9 %
Childcare
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 8,601.59 ¥
(955.86 £)
7,798.98 ¥
(866.67 £)
     -9.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 199,800.00 ¥
(22,202.90 £)
87,738.55 ¥
(9,750.00 £)
     -56.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 444.58 ¥
(49.40 £)
694.20 ¥
(77.14 £)
     +56.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 261.73 ¥
(29.08 £)
295.32 ¥
(32.82 £)
     +12.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 537.17 ¥
(59.69 £)
761.44 ¥
(84.62 £)
     +41.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 787.56 ¥
(87.52 £)
642.19 ¥
(71.36 £)
     -18.5 %
Rent Per Month
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,280.00 ¥
(808.99 £)
9,922.70 ¥
(1,102.67 £)
     +36.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,728.57 ¥
(414.34 £)
6,951.59 ¥
(772.50 £)
     +86.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 20,684.62 ¥
(2,298.59 £)
15,754.37 ¥
(1,750.71 £)
     -23.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,906.25 ¥
(1,100.84 £)
11,021.87 ¥
(1,224.81 £)
     +11.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,484.65 ¥
(1,276.24 £)
2,919.77 ¥
(324.46 £)
     -74.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,150.90 ¥
(683.52 £)
2,020.32 ¥
(224.51 £)
     -67.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,702.27 ¥
(1,189.30 £)
23,083.30 ¥
(2,565.15 £)
     +115.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.75 5.67      +19.4 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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