Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Shanghai 

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Cost of Living in Shanghai is 5.5% higher than in Moscow (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Shanghai is 14.9% higher than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 32.6% higher than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 27.5% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 32.6% higher than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 10.3% higher than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 руб
(70.96 ¥)
412.23 руб
(32.50 ¥)
     -54.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 руб
(315.36 ¥)
3,170.96 руб
(250.00 ¥)
     -20.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 450.00 руб
(35.48 ¥)
481.99 руб
(38.00 ¥)
     +7.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 руб
(23.65 ¥)
126.84 руб
(10.00 ¥)
     -57.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб
(23.65 ¥)
253.68 руб
(20.00 ¥)
     -15.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 239.81 руб
(18.91 ¥)
335.71 руб
(26.47 ¥)
     +40.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 100.43 руб
(7.92 ¥)
48.14 руб
(3.80 ¥)
     -52.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 54.25 руб
(4.28 ¥)
28.61 руб
(2.26 ¥)
     -47.3 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 330.96 руб
(26.09 ¥)
877.73 руб
(69.20 ¥)
     +165.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 52.21 руб
(4.12 ¥)
165.12 руб
(13.02 ¥)
     +216.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 57.47 руб
(4.53 ¥)
44.93 руб
(3.54 ¥)
     -21.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 159.11 руб
(12.54 ¥)
161.76 руб
(12.75 ¥)
     +1.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 391.44 руб
(30.86 ¥)
720.32 руб
(56.79 ¥)
     +84.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 198.12 руб
(15.62 ¥)
150.39 руб
(11.86 ¥)
     -24.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 397.20 руб
(31.32 ¥)
515.23 руб
(40.62 ¥)
     +29.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 58.24 руб
(4.59 ¥)
95.68 руб
(7.54 ¥)
     +64.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 62.91 руб
(4.96 ¥)
68.84 руб
(5.43 ¥)
     +9.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 72.50 руб
(5.72 ¥)
82.48 руб
(6.50 ¥)
     +13.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 143.11 руб
(11.28 ¥)
63.66 руб
(5.02 ¥)
     -55.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.38 руб
(1.37 ¥)
40.02 руб
(3.16 ¥)
     +130.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 18.60 руб
(1.47 ¥)
44.04 руб
(3.47 ¥)
     +136.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 109.21 руб
(8.61 ¥)
80.36 руб
(6.34 ¥)
     -26.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 55.59 руб
(4.38 ¥)
51.88 руб
(4.09 ¥)
     -6.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(47.30 ¥)
1,268.39 руб
(100.00 ¥)
     +111.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 78.10 руб
(6.16 ¥)
77.80 руб
(6.13 ¥)
     -0.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 161.76 руб
(12.75 ¥)
166.20 руб
(13.10 ¥)
     +2.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 230.00 руб
(18.13 ¥)
317.10 руб
(25.00 ¥)
     +37.9 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 60.00 руб
(4.73 ¥)
50.74 руб
(4.00 ¥)
     -15.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,730.00 руб
(215.23 ¥)
3,170.96 руб
(250.00 ¥)
     +16.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб
(15.77 ¥)
202.94 руб
(16.00 ¥)
     +1.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 руб
(5.08 ¥)
61.24 руб
(4.83 ¥)
     -4.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 570.00 руб
(44.94 ¥)
761.03 руб
(60.00 ¥)
     +33.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 211.98 руб
(16.71 ¥)
405.86 руб
(32.00 ¥)
     +91.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(236,521.07 ¥)
1,902,578.94 руб
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -36.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,011,904.76 руб
(237,459.64 ¥)
1,668,857.68 руб
(131,573.33 ¥)
     -44.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,851.86 руб
(855.56 ¥)
5,268.39 руб
(415.36 ¥)
     -51.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 548.03 руб
(43.21 ¥)
1,200.09 руб
(94.62 ¥)
     +119.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 549.01 руб
(43.28 ¥)
1,654.82 руб
(130.47 ¥)
     +201.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,047.24 руб
(240.25 ¥)
6,884.13 руб
(542.75 ¥)
     +125.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,435.38 руб
(192.01 ¥)
1,574.91 руб
(124.17 ¥)
     -35.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(39.42 ¥)
761.03 руб
(60.00 ¥)
     +52.2 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 44,264.10 руб
(3,489.80 ¥)
109,101.33 руб
(8,601.59 ¥)
     +146.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,037,862.20 руб
(81,825.42 ¥)
2,534,235.14 руб
(199,800.00 ¥)
     +144.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,921.35 руб
(703.36 ¥)
5,316.98 руб
(419.19 ¥)
     -40.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,263.65 руб
(336.15 ¥)
3,251.46 руб
(256.35 ¥)
     -23.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 10,820.96 руб
(853.13 ¥)
7,102.12 руб
(559.93 ¥)
     -34.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,430.70 руб
(822.36 ¥)
9,605.10 руб
(757.27 ¥)
     -7.9 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 80,588.24 руб
(6,353.61 ¥)
91,629.95 руб
(7,224.14 ¥)
     +13.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 48,840.53 руб
(3,850.61 ¥)
46,699.66 руб
(3,681.82 ¥)
     -4.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 166,940.00 руб
(13,161.61 ¥)
252,643.69 руб
(19,918.52 ¥)
     +51.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 89,253.85 руб
(7,036.80 ¥)
120,496.67 руб
(9,500.00 ¥)
     +35.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 49,964.56 руб
(3,939.22 ¥)
139,540.92 руб
(11,001.46 ¥)
     +179.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 27,309.81 руб
(2,153.11 ¥)
76,548.03 руб
(6,035.07 ¥)
     +180.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 109,897.89 руб
(8,664.39 ¥)
139,280.77 руб
(10,980.95 ¥)
     +26.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.74 4.68      -68.3 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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