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Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 100.94% higher than in Shanghai
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 140.95% higher than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 205.06% higher than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 174.59% higher than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 90.19% higher than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 71.42% higher than in Shanghai
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  ShanghaiNew York, NYDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 ¥
(4.93 $)
141.87 ¥
(20.00 $)
     +305.34 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥
(28.19 $)
567.48 ¥
(80.00 $)
     +183.74 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥
(4.93 $)
63.84 ¥
(9.00 $)
     +82.40 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥
(1.41 $)
49.65 ¥
(7.00 $)
     +396.54 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥
(2.82 $)
56.75 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +183.74 %
Cappuccino (regular) 29.65 ¥
(4.18 $)
32.59 ¥
(4.59 $)
     +9.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.15 ¥
(0.59 $)
14.36 ¥
(2.02 $)
     +245.89 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.70 ¥
(0.38 $)
11.90 ¥
(1.68 $)
     +341.30 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 68.82 ¥
(9.70 $)
30.58 ¥
(4.31 $)
     -55.57 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.88 ¥
(1.82 $)
24.98 ¥
(3.52 $)
     +94.03 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.14 ¥
(0.58 $)
20.91 ¥
(2.95 $)
     +404.81 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 17.14 ¥
(2.42 $)
25.29 ¥
(3.57 $)
     +47.55 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 44.62 ¥
(6.29 $)
51.53 ¥
(7.26 $)
     +15.49 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 15.60 ¥
(2.20 $)
41.81 ¥
(5.89 $)
     +167.95 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 41.33 ¥
(5.83 $)
48.36 ¥
(6.82 $)
     +17.02 %
Apples (1 lb) 8.77 ¥
(1.24 $)
19.28 ¥
(2.72 $)
     +119.90 %
Banana (1 lb) 6.58 ¥
(0.93 $)
7.66 ¥
(1.08 $)
     +16.42 %
Oranges (1 lb) 7.98 ¥
(1.12 $)
19.33 ¥
(2.72 $)
     +142.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.99 ¥
(0.70 $)
19.44 ¥
(2.74 $)
     +289.58 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.86 ¥
(0.54 $)
13.21 ¥
(1.86 $)
     +242.52 %
Onion (1 lb) 4.15 ¥
(0.59 $)
11.09 ¥
(1.56 $)
     +166.86 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.83 ¥
(0.68 $)
15.83 ¥
(2.23 $)
     +227.54 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.86 ¥
(0.69 $)
16.38 ¥
(2.31 $)
     +236.87 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥
(14.10 $)
106.40 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +6.40 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.21 ¥
(0.74 $)
15.35 ¥
(2.16 $)
     +194.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.42 ¥
(2.17 $)
20.54 ¥
(2.90 $)
     +33.24 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21.50 ¥
(3.03 $)
102.86 ¥
(14.50 $)
     +378.40 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥
(0.56 $)
19.51 ¥
(2.75 $)
     +387.68 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥
(28.19 $)
900.87 ¥
(127.00 $)
     +350.44 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥
(1.97 $)
17.73 ¥
(2.50 $)
     +26.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 ¥
(0.59 $)
19.15 ¥
(2.70 $)
     +357.72 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 ¥
(5.29 $)
212.80 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +467.48 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 27.45 ¥
(3.87 $)
21.57 ¥
(3.04 $)
     -21.42 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥
(21,146.12 $)
154,957.51 ¥
(21,845.00 $)
     +3.31 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 133,000.00 ¥
(18,749.56 $)
147,193.35 ¥
(20,750.45 $)
     +10.67 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 424.06 ¥
(59.78 $)
946.93 ¥
(133.49 $)
     +123.30 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 ¥
(0.03 $)
0.59 ¥
(0.08 $)
     +207.28 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 107.90 ¥
(15.21 $)
449.38 ¥
(63.35 $)
     +316.47 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 340.23 ¥
(47.96 $)
566.02 ¥
(79.79 $)
     +66.37 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 84.25 ¥
(11.88 $)
235.38 ¥
(33.18 $)
     +179.38 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ¥
(8.46 $)
113.50 ¥
(16.00 $)
     +89.16 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,578.08 ¥
(645.39 $)
16,578.56 ¥
(2,337.15 $)
     +262.13 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 170,806.58 ¥
(24,079.31 $)
271,095.07 ¥
(38,217.39 $)
     +58.71 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 433.28 ¥
(61.08 $)
387.19 ¥
(54.58 $)
     -10.64 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 236.33 ¥
(33.32 $)
269.71 ¥
(38.02 $)
     +14.12 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 617.94 ¥
(87.11 $)
617.35 ¥
(87.03 $)
     -0.10 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 698.21 ¥
(98.43 $)
891.22 ¥
(125.64 $)
     +27.64 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,234.50 ¥
(1,019.88 $)
22,270.02 ¥
(3,139.50 $)
     +207.83 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,566.61 ¥
(502.80 $)
14,552.93 ¥
(2,051.59 $)
     +308.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,517.58 ¥
(2,328.55 $)
46,656.31 ¥
(6,577.33 $)
     +182.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,289.80 ¥
(1,168.65 $)
25,805.67 ¥
(3,637.93 $)
     +211.29 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,457.98 ¥
(1,192.36 $)
9,146.64 ¥
(1,289.44 $)
     +8.14 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,391.91 ¥
(619.15 $)
4,080.09 ¥
(575.19 $)
     -7.10 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,459.48 ¥
(1,192.57 $)
34,940.52 ¥
(4,925.71 $)
     +313.03 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.03 4.27      -15.18 %
Last update: August 2019August 2019
Contributors:287509
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: CNY