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Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Chengdu 

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Consumer Prices in Chengdu are 17.26% lower than in Shanghai
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chengdu are 37.24% lower than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Chengdu are 69.30% lower than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Chengdu are 27.70% lower than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Chengdu are 13.33% lower than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Chengdu is 0.19% higher than in Shanghai
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 ¥ 20.00 ¥      -42.86 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥ 120.00 ¥      -40.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥ 30.00 ¥      -14.29 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥ 8.00 ¥      -20.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 ¥ 25.00 ¥      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 29.61 ¥ 28.38 ¥      -4.14 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.09 ¥ 3.68 ¥      -9.98 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 ¥ 2.03 ¥      -23.00 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 68.82 ¥ 51.06 ¥      -25.81 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.05 ¥ 9.56 ¥      -26.72 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.15 ¥ 3.81 ¥      -8.24 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 17.37 ¥ 14.72 ¥      -15.22 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 44.62 ¥ 54.43 ¥      +21.99 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 16.10 ¥ 13.22 ¥      -17.91 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 43.09 ¥ 32.51 ¥      -24.56 %
Apples (1 lb) 8.29 ¥ 7.62 ¥      -8.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 6.30 ¥ 4.76 ¥      -24.40 %
Oranges (1 lb) 7.30 ¥ 6.17 ¥      -15.53 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.99 ¥ 5.75 ¥      +15.15 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.63 ¥ 2.12 ¥      -41.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.95 ¥ 2.87 ¥      -27.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.20 ¥ 3.50 ¥      -16.67 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.53 ¥ 6.00 ¥      +32.41 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥ 60.00 ¥      -40.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.20 ¥ 5.39 ¥      +3.74 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.45 ¥ 12.50 ¥      -19.12 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 ¥ 18.00 ¥      -21.74 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥ 2.00 ¥      -50.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥ 100.00 ¥      -50.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥ 8.00 ¥      -42.86 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 ¥ 3.22 ¥      -23.08 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.75 ¥ 30.00 ¥      -18.37 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 27.08 ¥ 26.83 ¥      -0.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 148,000.00 ¥ 132,500.00 ¥      -10.47 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 133,176.47 ¥ 119,633.33 ¥      -10.17 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 413.52 ¥ 292.74 ¥      -29.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 ¥ 0.14 ¥      -24.78 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 106.26 ¥ 118.53 ¥      +11.55 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 321.21 ¥ 202.27 ¥      -37.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 86.25 ¥ 61.43 ¥      -28.78 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 55.00 ¥ 40.00 ¥      -27.27 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,709.69 ¥ 3,437.50 ¥      -27.01 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 169,174.32 ¥ 91,875.00 ¥      -45.69 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 406.52 ¥ 520.83 ¥      +28.12 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 233.79 ¥ 268.18 ¥      +14.71 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 614.06 ¥ 595.36 ¥      -3.04 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 711.23 ¥ 762.50 ¥      +7.21 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,186.24 ¥ 2,153.33 ¥      -70.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,521.03 ¥ 1,616.67 ¥      -54.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,318.13 ¥ 4,261.54 ¥      -73.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,250.57 ¥ 2,837.92 ¥      -65.60 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,414.80 ¥ 2,105.78 ¥      -74.98 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,399.58 ¥ 1,199.99 ¥      -72.72 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,570.08 ¥ 5,389.29 ¥      -37.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.04 5.21      +3.37 %
Last update: September 2019September 2019
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Currency: CNY