Cost of Living Comparison Between Shanghai and Glasgow 

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Consumer Prices in Glasgow are 62.6% higher than in Shanghai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Glasgow are 40.7% higher than in Shanghai
Rent Prices in Glasgow are 7.0% higher than in Shanghai
Restaurant Prices in Glasgow are 143.4% higher than in Shanghai
Groceries Prices in Glasgow are 29.2% higher than in Shanghai
Local Purchasing Power in Glasgow is 54.5% higher than in Shanghai
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Restaurants
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 ¥
(3.84 £)
136.63 ¥
(15.00 £)
     +290.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 ¥
(27.45 £)
546.51 ¥
(60.00 £)
     +118.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ¥
(4.39 £)
63.76 ¥
(7.00 £)
     +59.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥
(1.10 £)
40.99 ¥
(4.50 £)
     +309.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥
(2.20 £)
45.54 ¥
(5.00 £)
     +127.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 27.08 ¥
(2.97 £)
29.74 ¥
(3.27 £)
     +9.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.94 ¥
(0.43 £)
15.96 ¥
(1.75 £)
     +304.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 ¥
(0.27 £)
11.26 ¥
(1.24 £)
     +361.8 %
Markets
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 67.32 ¥
(7.39 £)
43.24 ¥
(4.75 £)
     -35.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.70 ¥
(1.39 £)
10.03 ¥
(1.10 £)
     -21.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.64 ¥
(0.40 £)
6.40 ¥
(0.70 £)
     +76.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.57 ¥
(1.49 £)
26.03 ¥
(2.86 £)
     +91.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 63.25 ¥
(6.94 £)
30.00 ¥
(3.29 £)
     -52.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.37 ¥
(1.36 £)
27.95 ¥
(3.07 £)
     +126.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 42.07 ¥
(4.62 £)
43.23 ¥
(4.75 £)
     +2.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 7.31 ¥
(0.80 £)
9.54 ¥
(1.05 £)
     +30.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 5.43 ¥
(0.60 £)
4.23 ¥
(0.46 £)
     -22.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 6.41 ¥
(0.70 £)
8.61 ¥
(0.95 £)
     +34.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.79 ¥
(0.53 £)
15.72 ¥
(1.73 £)
     +228.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 3.21 ¥
(0.35 £)
4.02 ¥
(0.44 £)
     +25.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.41 ¥
(0.37 £)
3.81 ¥
(0.42 £)
     +11.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.39 ¥
(0.70 £)
7.12 ¥
(0.78 £)
     +11.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.19 ¥
(0.46 £)
8.29 ¥
(0.91 £)
     +97.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥
(10.98 £)
70.59 ¥
(7.75 £)
     -29.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.09 ¥
(0.67 £)
15.59 ¥
(1.71 £)
     +156.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.58 ¥
(1.49 £)
17.84 ¥
(1.96 £)
     +31.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥
(2.74 £)
127.52 ¥
(14.00 £)
     +410.1 %
Transportation
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥
(0.44 £)
22.77 ¥
(2.50 £)
     +469.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ¥
(32.94 £)
637.59 ¥
(70.00 £)
     +112.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 16.00 ¥
(1.76 £)
36.43 ¥
(4.00 £)
     +127.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 ¥
(0.53 £)
20.10 ¥
(2.21 £)
     +316.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 ¥
(6.59 £)
153.02 ¥
(16.80 £)
     +155.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32.25 ¥
(3.54 £)
52.27 ¥
(5.74 £)
     +62.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥
(16,468.17 £)
257,633.34 ¥
(28,285.00 £)
     +71.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 132,830.77 ¥
(14,583.20 £)
238,121.67 ¥
(26,142.86 £)
     +79.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 465.84 ¥
(51.14 £)
2,564.97 ¥
(281.60 £)
     +450.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 102.10 ¥
(11.21 £)
116.89 ¥
(12.83 £)
     +14.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 139.22 ¥
(15.29 £)
294.51 ¥
(32.33 £)
     +111.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 574.79 ¥
(63.10 £)
331.09 ¥
(36.35 £)
     -42.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 128.18 ¥
(14.07 £)
127.52 ¥
(14.00 £)
     -0.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ¥
(6.59 £)
109.21 ¥
(11.99 £)
     +82.0 %
Childcare
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,157.97 ¥
(1,005.43 £)
7,894.02 ¥
(866.67 £)
     -13.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 203,653.85 ¥
(22,358.71 £)
88,807.67 ¥
(9,750.00 £)
     -56.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 452.79 ¥
(49.71 £)
702.65 ¥
(77.14 £)
     +55.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 268.24 ¥
(29.45 £)
296.78 ¥
(32.58 £)
     +10.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 547.16 ¥
(60.07 £)
770.72 ¥
(84.62 £)
     +40.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 804.05 ¥
(88.27 £)
641.39 ¥
(70.42 £)
     -20.2 %
Rent Per Month
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,068.18 ¥
(776.00 £)
10,043.62 ¥
(1,102.67 £)
     +42.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,894.12 ¥
(427.53 £)
7,036.30 ¥
(772.50 £)
     +80.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 20,391.30 ¥
(2,238.72 £)
15,946.34 ¥
(1,750.71 £)
     -21.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,906.25 ¥
(1,087.59 £)
11,130.56 ¥
(1,222.00 £)
     +12.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,653.38 ¥
(1,279.40 £)
2,955.35 ¥
(324.46 £)
     -74.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,267.33 ¥
(688.08 £)
2,044.94 ¥
(224.51 £)
     -67.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Shanghai Edit Glasgow Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,474.18 ¥
(1,149.94 £)
22,764.55 ¥
(2,499.27 £)
     +117.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.75 5.72      +20.5 %
Last update: March 2024February 2024
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