Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Chengdu 

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Consumer Prices in Chengdu are 17.22% lower than in Shanghai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chengdu are 40.30% lower than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Chengdu are 71.38% lower than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Chengdu are 35.82% lower than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Chengdu are 10.56% lower than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Chengdu is 4.65% lower than in Shanghai
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Restaurants
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ¥ 20.00 ¥      -33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 ¥ 100.00 ¥      -60.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ¥ 35.00 ¥      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥ 7.00 ¥      -30.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥ 20.00 ¥      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.53 ¥ 24.12 ¥      -12.38 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.76 ¥ 3.19 ¥      -15.33 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 ¥ 2.00 ¥      -19.50 %
Markets
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 66.68 ¥ 51.27 ¥      -23.11 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 14.60 ¥ 9.17 ¥      -37.17 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.94 ¥ 3.23 ¥      -18.07 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 16.18 ¥ 13.23 ¥      -18.25 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 47.52 ¥ 63.50 ¥      +33.63 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 16.42 ¥ 16.26 ¥      -0.98 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 42.54 ¥ 35.20 ¥      -17.25 %
Apples (1 lb) 7.63 ¥ 5.96 ¥      -21.83 %
Banana (1 lb) 5.35 ¥ 4.92 ¥      -7.96 %
Oranges (1 lb) 7.62 ¥ 4.48 ¥      -41.23 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.14 ¥ 3.91 ¥      -5.48 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.11 ¥ 2.37 ¥      -23.87 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.05 ¥ 2.57 ¥      -15.60 %
Lettuce (1 head) 5.77 ¥ 3.25 ¥      -43.64 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.84 ¥ 4.25 ¥      -12.26 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 99.00 ¥ 80.00 ¥      -19.19 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.64 ¥ 6.86 ¥      +21.54 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 16.21 ¥ 13.86 ¥      -14.49 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21.00 ¥ 18.00 ¥      -14.29 %
Transportation
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥ 3.00 ¥      -25.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥ 160.00 ¥      -20.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥ 9.00 ¥      -35.71 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.51 ¥ 3.22 ¥      -28.57 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 ¥ 30.00 ¥      -20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.14 ¥ 27.56 ¥      +5.42 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 140,000.00 ¥ 150,000.00 ¥      +7.14 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 148,176.47 ¥ 143,333.33 ¥      -3.27 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 405.77 ¥ 328.09 ¥      -19.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 ¥ 0.15 ¥      -31.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 105.60 ¥ 99.67 ¥      -5.62 %
Sports And Leisure
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 452.65 ¥ 238.10 ¥      -47.40 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 84.09 ¥ 61.67 ¥      -26.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 55.00 ¥ 40.00 ¥      -27.27 %
Childcare
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 7,963.89 ¥ 2,770.83 ¥      -65.21 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 186,800.00 ¥ 95,555.56 ¥      -48.85 %
Clothing And Shoes
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 506.32 ¥ 481.25 ¥      -4.95 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 280.71 ¥ 191.12 ¥      -31.91 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 651.04 ¥ 538.89 ¥      -17.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 800.00 ¥ 657.14 ¥      -17.86 %
Rent Per Month
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,470.31 ¥ 2,530.00 ¥      -70.13 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,377.58 ¥ 1,470.00 ¥      -66.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 20,178.05 ¥ 5,318.18 ¥      -73.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,974.68 ¥ 2,980.00 ¥      -70.12 %
Buy Apartment Price
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,161.19 ¥ 2,498.04 ¥      -75.42 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,857.07 ¥ 1,498.05 ¥      -69.16 %
Salaries And Financing
Shanghai Edit Chengdu Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,442.85 ¥ 5,944.44 ¥      -43.08 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.97 5.24      +5.40 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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