Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Nanjing 

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Consumer Prices in Nanjing are 16.44% lower than in Shanghai (without rent)
Rent Prices in Nanjing are 58.97% lower than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Nanjing are 28.09% lower than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Nanjing are 18.28% lower than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Nanjing is 3.28% higher than in Shanghai
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Restaurants
Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 ¥ 25.00 ¥      -28.57 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 ¥ 155.00 ¥      -38.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ¥ 35.00 ¥      -12.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥ 10.00 ¥      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 ¥ 20.00 ¥      -20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 29.35 ¥ 22.57 ¥      -23.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.26 ¥ 3.93 ¥      -7.79 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.55 ¥ 1.93 ¥      -24.37 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 68.96 ¥ 53.43 ¥      -22.52 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.58 ¥ 7.44 ¥      -40.87 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.70 ¥ 3.08 ¥      -16.63 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 15.21 ¥ 12.00 ¥      -21.08 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 48.91 ¥ 34.02 ¥      -30.44 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.90 ¥ 12.81 ¥      -14.00 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 42.39 ¥ 37.68 ¥      -11.12 %
Apples (1 lb) 7.70 ¥ 4.99 ¥      -35.18 %
Banana (1 lb) 5.25 ¥ 3.52 ¥      -32.93 %
Oranges (1 lb) 7.33 ¥ 7.04 ¥      -3.98 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.57 ¥ 3.99 ¥      -12.63 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.21 ¥ 2.49 ¥      -22.28 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.37 ¥ 2.78 ¥      -17.60 %
Lettuce (1 head) 5.70 ¥ 4.00 ¥      -29.82 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.60 ¥ 4.48 ¥      -2.44 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥ 90.00 ¥      -10.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.12 ¥ 6.95 ¥      +35.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.33 ¥ 13.40 ¥      -12.61 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ¥ 26.30 ¥      +31.50 %
Transportation
Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥ 2.00 ¥      -50.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥ 140.00 ¥      -30.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 14.00 ¥ 11.00 ¥      -21.43 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.51 ¥ 4.83 ¥      +7.14 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 ¥ 40.00 ¥      +11.11 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 25.88 ¥ 27.47 ¥      +6.16 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥ 154,500.00 ¥      +3.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 149,476.19 ¥ 140,428.57 ¥      -6.05 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 378.21 ¥ 386.76 ¥      +2.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.24 ¥ 0.17 ¥      -27.11 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 104.58 ¥ 73.57 ¥      -29.65 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 384.21 ¥ 294.97 ¥      -23.23 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 85.48 ¥ 110.83 ¥      +29.67 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ¥ 40.00 ¥      -20.00 %
Childcare
Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,630.08 ¥ 3,000.00 ¥      -54.75 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 167,000.00 ¥ 115,000.00 ¥      -31.14 %
Clothing And Shoes
Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 509.19 ¥ 492.59 ¥      -3.26 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 283.12 ¥ 248.57 ¥      -12.20 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 642.60 ¥ 571.43 ¥      -11.08 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 804.61 ¥ 785.71 ¥      -2.35 %
Rent Per Month
Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,810.34 ¥ 3,255.56 ¥      -58.32 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,068.97 ¥ 1,866.67 ¥      -54.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 19,316.67 ¥ 7,437.50 ¥      -61.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,076.92 ¥ 3,962.50 ¥      -56.35 %
Buy Apartment Price
Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,123.00 ¥ 4,232.21 ¥      -53.61 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,413.84 ¥ 2,301.91 ¥      -47.85 %
Salaries And Financing
Shanghai[ Edit ] Nanjing[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,981.18 ¥ 6,806.11 ¥      -31.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.94 5.15      +4.32 %
Last update: November 2020October 2020
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