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Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Nanjing 

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Consumer Prices in Nanjing are 16.60% lower than in Shanghai
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Nanjing are 32.74% lower than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Nanjing are 56.78% lower than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Nanjing are 20.40% lower than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Nanjing are 25.60% lower than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Nanjing is 5.00% higher than in Shanghai
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Restaurants Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 ¥ 22.50 ¥      -35.71 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥ 155.00 ¥      -22.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥ 35.00 ¥      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥ 10.00 ¥      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥ 21.00 ¥      +5.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 29.12 ¥ 24.75 ¥      -14.99 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.31 ¥ 3.38 ¥      -21.75 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.60 ¥ 1.88 ¥      -27.80 %
Markets Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 68.71 ¥ 57.54 ¥      -16.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.47 ¥ 7.44 ¥      -40.36 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.81 ¥ 2.72 ¥      -28.50 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 17.50 ¥ 12.17 ¥      -30.48 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 43.95 ¥ 27.97 ¥      -36.35 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.95 ¥ 11.34 ¥      -24.16 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 39.69 ¥ 31.75 ¥      -20.00 %
Apples (1 lb) 7.57 ¥ 5.14 ¥      -32.06 %
Banana (1 lb) 5.54 ¥ 3.18 ¥      -42.73 %
Oranges (1 lb) 7.26 ¥ 5.44 ¥      -25.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.44 ¥ 3.18 ¥      -28.41 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.63 ¥ 2.42 ¥      -33.33 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.66 ¥ 2.72 ¥      -25.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.50 ¥ 3.33 ¥      -25.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.59 ¥ 4.72 ¥      +2.75 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 120.00 ¥ 90.00 ¥      -25.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.21 ¥ 6.35 ¥      +21.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.82 ¥ 13.00 ¥      -17.82 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21.00 ¥ 23.97 ¥      +14.16 %
Transportation Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 ¥ 2.00 ¥      -42.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥ 120.00 ¥      -40.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥ 11.00 ¥      -21.43 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.67 ¥ 4.83 ¥      +3.45 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 ¥ 40.00 ¥      +11.11 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.76 ¥ 26.73 ¥      -0.11 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 140,000.00 ¥ 154,500.00 ¥      +10.36 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 133,545.45 ¥ 136,000.00 ¥      +1.84 %
Utilities (Monthly) Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 392.22 ¥ 418.12 ¥      +6.60 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 ¥ 0.20 ¥      +3.21 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 109.53 ¥ 68.12 ¥      -37.80 %
Sports And Leisure Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 351.51 ¥ 465.82 ¥      +32.52 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 90.65 ¥ 73.00 ¥      -19.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 59.00 ¥ 35.00 ¥      -40.68 %
Childcare Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,304.56 ¥ 2,916.67 ¥      -45.02 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 176,806.58 ¥ 112,000.00 ¥      -36.65 %
Clothing And Shoes Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 459.86 ¥ 477.78 ¥      +3.90 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 256.50 ¥ 226.67 ¥      -11.63 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 638.88 ¥ 605.56 ¥      -5.22 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 760.00 ¥ 755.56 ¥      -0.58 %
Rent Per Month Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,606.03 ¥ 3,415.38 ¥      -55.10 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,732.41 ¥ 1,963.64 ¥      -47.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 17,096.12 ¥ 6,863.64 ¥      -59.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,015.73 ¥ 3,945.00 ¥      -56.24 %
Buy Apartment Price Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,636.47 ¥ 4,238.67 ¥      -50.92 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,306.70 ¥ 2,498.04 ¥      -42.00 %
Salaries And Financing Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,578.16 ¥ 6,058.00 ¥      -29.38 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.08 4.90      -3.51 %
Last update: February 2020December 2019
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Currency: CNY