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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 100.11% higher than in Shanghai
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 141.55% higher than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 208.08% higher than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 162.18% higher than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 89.79% higher than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 67.59% higher than in Shanghai
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  ShanghaiNew York, NYDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 ¥
(4.94 $)
127.57 ¥
(18.00 $)
     +264.49 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥
(28.22 $)
566.98 ¥
(80.00 $)
     +183.49 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥
(4.94 $)
63.79 ¥
(9.00 $)
     +82.24 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥
(1.41 $)
49.61 ¥
(7.00 $)
     +396.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 ¥
(3.53 $)
56.70 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +126.79 %
Cappuccino (regular) 29.61 ¥
(4.18 $)
32.34 ¥
(4.56 $)
     +9.21 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.09 ¥
(0.58 $)
14.40 ¥
(2.03 $)
     +252.42 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 ¥
(0.37 $)
11.86 ¥
(1.67 $)
     +349.07 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 68.82 ¥
(9.71 $)
30.55 ¥
(4.31 $)
     -55.61 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.05 ¥
(1.84 $)
24.45 ¥
(3.45 $)
     +87.40 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.15 ¥
(0.59 $)
20.79 ¥
(2.93 $)
     +400.70 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 17.37 ¥
(2.45 $)
25.35 ¥
(3.58 $)
     +45.95 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 44.62 ¥
(6.30 $)
50.84 ¥
(7.17 $)
     +13.94 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 16.10 ¥
(2.27 $)
41.77 ¥
(5.89 $)
     +159.37 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 43.09 ¥
(6.08 $)
48.50 ¥
(6.84 $)
     +12.56 %
Apples (1 lb) 8.29 ¥
(1.17 $)
19.26 ¥
(2.72 $)
     +132.44 %
Banana (1 lb) 6.30 ¥
(0.89 $)
7.28 ¥
(1.03 $)
     +15.62 %
Oranges (1 lb) 7.30 ¥
(1.03 $)
19.37 ¥
(2.73 $)
     +165.29 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.99 ¥
(0.70 $)
19.42 ¥
(2.74 $)
     +289.24 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.63 ¥
(0.51 $)
12.71 ¥
(1.79 $)
     +250.29 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.95 ¥
(0.56 $)
10.75 ¥
(1.52 $)
     +172.49 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.20 ¥
(0.59 $)
15.56 ¥
(2.20 $)
     +270.56 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.53 ¥
(0.64 $)
16.12 ¥
(2.27 $)
     +255.67 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥
(14.11 $)
106.31 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +6.31 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.20 ¥
(0.73 $)
15.34 ¥
(2.16 $)
     +194.98 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.45 ¥
(2.18 $)
19.81 ¥
(2.80 $)
     +28.20 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 ¥
(3.25 $)
99.22 ¥
(14.00 $)
     +331.40 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥
(0.56 $)
19.49 ¥
(2.75 $)
     +387.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥
(28.22 $)
900.09 ¥
(127.00 $)
     +350.04 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥
(1.98 $)
19.49 ¥
(2.75 $)
     +39.21 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 ¥
(0.59 $)
21.26 ¥
(3.00 $)
     +408.14 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.75 ¥
(5.19 $)
212.62 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +478.56 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 27.08 ¥
(3.82 $)
21.28 ¥
(3.00 $)
     -21.42 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 148,000.00 ¥
(20,882.42 $)
154,680.32 ¥
(21,825.00 $)
     +4.51 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 133,176.47 ¥
(18,790.86 $)
145,440.26 ¥
(20,521.25 $)
     +9.21 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 413.52 ¥
(58.35 $)
930.28 ¥
(131.26 $)
     +124.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 ¥
(0.03 $)
0.59 ¥
(0.08 $)
     +215.17 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 106.26 ¥
(14.99 $)
443.35 ¥
(62.56 $)
     +317.24 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 321.21 ¥
(45.32 $)
518.28 ¥
(73.13 $)
     +61.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 86.25 ¥
(12.17 $)
235.17 ¥
(33.18 $)
     +172.66 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 55.00 ¥
(7.76 $)
113.40 ¥
(16.00 $)
     +106.18 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,709.69 ¥
(664.53 $)
16,419.80 ¥
(2,316.79 $)
     +248.64 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 169,174.32 ¥
(23,870.07 $)
273,323.27 ¥
(38,565.22 $)
     +61.56 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 406.52 ¥
(57.36 $)
382.13 ¥
(53.92 $)
     -6.00 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 233.79 ¥
(32.99 $)
267.38 ¥
(37.73 $)
     +14.37 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 614.06 ¥
(86.64 $)
614.06 ¥
(86.64 $)
     -0.00 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 711.23 ¥
(100.35 $)
882.22 ¥
(124.48 $)
     +24.04 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,186.24 ¥
(1,013.96 $)
22,018.68 ¥
(3,106.78 $)
     +206.40 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,521.03 ¥
(496.81 $)
14,397.68 ¥
(2,031.48 $)
     +308.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,318.13 ¥
(2,302.45 $)
46,385.74 ¥
(6,544.91 $)
     +184.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,250.57 ¥
(1,164.13 $)
25,862.21 ¥
(3,649.09 $)
     +213.46 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,414.80 ¥
(1,187.31 $)
9,224.59 ¥
(1,301.57 $)
     +9.62 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,399.58 ¥
(620.77 $)
4,122.41 ¥
(581.66 $)
     -6.30 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,570.08 ¥
(1,209.22 $)
34,692.69 ¥
(4,895.05 $)
     +304.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.04 4.24      -15.83 %
Last update: September 2019September 2019
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Currency: CNY