Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 90.07% higher than in Shanghai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 107.44% higher than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 132.13% higher than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 165.37% higher than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 71.85% higher than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 78.17% higher than in Shanghai
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Restaurants
Shanghai Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.64 $
(30.00 ¥)
20.00 $
(129.24 ¥)
     +330.80 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 38.69 $
(250.00 ¥)
100.00 $
(646.20 ¥)
     +158.48 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.19 $
(40.00 ¥)
9.00 $
(58.16 ¥)
     +45.39 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.55 $
(10.00 ¥)
7.20 $
(46.53 ¥)
     +365.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $
(20.00 ¥)
9.00 $
(58.16 ¥)
     +190.79 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.29 $
(27.72 ¥)
4.99 $
(32.23 ¥)
     +16.26 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.60 $
(3.88 ¥)
2.14 $
(13.86 ¥)
     +257.14 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.39 $
(2.51 ¥)
1.74 $
(11.25 ¥)
     +347.49 %
Markets
Shanghai Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.84 $
(70.03 ¥)
4.51 $
(29.16 ¥)
     -58.36 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.09 $
(13.51 ¥)
3.65 $
(23.60 ¥)
     +74.74 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.64 $
(4.15 ¥)
2.48 $
(16.04 ¥)
     +286.17 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.28 $
(14.74 ¥)
3.21 $
(20.74 ¥)
     +40.68 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.55 $
(55.26 ¥)
6.25 $
(40.36 ¥)
     -26.96 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.46 $
(15.90 ¥)
6.01 $
(38.82 ¥)
     +144.18 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.59 $
(42.61 ¥)
7.82 $
(50.56 ¥)
     +18.68 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.39 $
(8.98 ¥)
2.75 $
(17.78 ¥)
     +97.95 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 $
(5.41 ¥)
1.29 $
(8.33 ¥)
     +54.07 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.25 $
(8.05 ¥)
2.67 $
(17.28 ¥)
     +114.63 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.71 $
(4.57 ¥)
2.80 $
(18.10 ¥)
     +295.68 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.50 $
(3.21 ¥)
1.91 $
(12.34 ¥)
     +283.99 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 $
(3.27 ¥)
1.88 $
(12.12 ¥)
     +271.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 $
(6.42 ¥)
2.35 $
(15.16 ¥)
     +136.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.76 $
(4.90 ¥)
2.16 $
(13.93 ¥)
     +183.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.48 $
(100.00 ¥)
15.00 $
(96.93 ¥)
     -3.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.89 $
(5.75 ¥)
3.05 $
(19.71 ¥)
     +242.76 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.57 $
(16.61 ¥)
3.04 $
(19.66 ¥)
     +18.38 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.10 $
(20.00 ¥)
15.00 $
(96.93 ¥)
     +384.65 %
Transportation
Shanghai Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.62 $
(4.00 ¥)
2.75 $
(17.77 ¥)
     +344.26 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.95 $
(200.00 ¥)
127.50 $
(823.90 ¥)
     +311.95 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.17 $
(14.00 ¥)
3.80 $
(24.56 ¥)
     +75.40 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.75 $
(4.83 ¥)
3.00 $
(19.39 ¥)
     +301.53 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.69 $
(36.75 ¥)
32.50 $
(210.01 ¥)
     +471.47 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.03 $
(26.02 ¥)
2.66 $
(17.21 ¥)
     -33.86 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,665.12 $
(140,000.00 ¥)
23,000.00 $
(148,626.00 ¥)
     +6.16 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,022.79 $
(155,235.29 ¥)
21,344.37 $
(137,927.31 ¥)
     -11.15 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Shanghai Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 62.35 $
(402.93 ¥)
156.54 $
(1,011.56 ¥)
     +151.05 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 $
(0.23 ¥)
0.11 $
(0.71 ¥)
     +208.44 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 15.40 $
(99.52 ¥)
66.39 $
(429.03 ¥)
     +331.10 %
Sports And Leisure
Shanghai Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.88 $
(393.42 ¥)
107.78 $
(696.46 ¥)
     +77.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.30 $
(79.47 ¥)
33.08 $
(213.74 ¥)
     +168.95 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.74 $
(50.00 ¥)
16.00 $
(103.39 ¥)
     +106.78 %
Childcare
Shanghai Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,129.19 $
(7,296.84 ¥)
2,551.95 $
(16,490.73 ¥)
     +126.00 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,075.52 $
(168,500.00 ¥)
36,933.33 $
(238,663.20 ¥)
     +41.64 %
Clothing And Shoes
Shanghai Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.65 $
(501.78 ¥)
63.41 $
(409.78 ¥)
     -18.33 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.87 $
(289.93 ¥)
45.10 $
(291.45 ¥)
     +0.53 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.14 $
(653.59 ¥)
89.01 $
(575.21 ¥)
     -11.99 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 123.79 $
(799.92 ¥)
132.79 $
(858.06 ¥)
     +7.27 %
Rent Per Month
Shanghai Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,323.83 $
(8,554.58 ¥)
3,089.66 $
(19,965.40 ¥)
     +133.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 634.05 $
(4,097.22 ¥)
2,022.88 $
(13,071.83 ¥)
     +219.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,929.98 $
(18,933.55 ¥)
6,248.17 $
(40,375.68 ¥)
     +113.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,478.38 $
(9,553.27 ¥)
3,417.24 $
(22,082.21 ¥)
     +131.15 %
Buy Apartment Price
Shanghai Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,443.51 $
(9,327.97 ¥)
1,408.75 $
(9,103.33 ¥)
     -2.41 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 703.95 $
(4,548.93 ¥)
737.46 $
(4,765.45 ¥)
     +4.76 %
Salaries And Financing
Shanghai Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,656.73 $
(10,705.78 ¥)
6,123.24 $
(39,568.38 ¥)
     +269.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.88 3.63      -25.62 %
Last update: April 2021May 2021
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