Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Shanghai 

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Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 28.72% higher than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 37.22% higher than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 51.45% higher than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 13.11% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 82.92% higher than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 15.99% higher than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 700.00 руб
(61.17 ¥)
343.30 руб
(30.00 ¥)
     -50.96 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 руб
(262.16 ¥)
2,860.84 руб
(250.00 ¥)
     -4.64 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 350.00 руб
(30.59 ¥)
457.73 руб
(40.00 ¥)
     +30.78 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 руб
(17.48 ¥)
114.43 руб
(10.00 ¥)
     -42.78 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 руб
(21.85 ¥)
228.87 руб
(20.00 ¥)
     -8.45 %
Cappuccino (regular) 162.74 руб
(14.22 ¥)
322.88 руб
(28.22 ¥)
     +98.40 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 59.52 руб
(5.20 ¥)
50.91 руб
(4.45 ¥)
     -14.47 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 43.07 руб
(3.76 ¥)
28.94 руб
(2.53 ¥)
     -32.81 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 263.99 руб
(23.07 ¥)
816.80 руб
(71.38 ¥)
     +209.41 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 39.53 руб
(3.45 ¥)
151.35 руб
(13.23 ¥)
     +282.83 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 39.88 руб
(3.49 ¥)
44.99 руб
(3.93 ¥)
     +12.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 96.24 руб
(8.41 ¥)
162.78 руб
(14.22 ¥)
     +69.14 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 292.95 руб
(25.60 ¥)
664.40 руб
(58.06 ¥)
     +126.80 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 126.82 руб
(11.08 ¥)
173.32 руб
(15.15 ¥)
     +36.67 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 251.21 руб
(21.95 ¥)
493.11 руб
(43.09 ¥)
     +96.30 %
Apples (1 lb) 50.49 руб
(4.41 ¥)
94.73 руб
(8.28 ¥)
     +87.61 %
Banana (1 lb) 30.71 руб
(2.68 ¥)
61.49 руб
(5.37 ¥)
     +100.20 %
Oranges (1 lb) 48.53 руб
(4.24 ¥)
85.45 руб
(7.47 ¥)
     +76.05 %
Tomato (1 lb) 74.87 руб
(6.54 ¥)
51.04 руб
(4.46 ¥)
     -31.83 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.91 руб
(1.57 ¥)
34.60 руб
(3.02 ¥)
     +93.16 %
Onion (1 lb) 15.89 руб
(1.39 ¥)
35.38 руб
(3.09 ¥)
     +122.56 %
Lettuce (1 head) 82.51 руб
(7.21 ¥)
70.95 руб
(6.20 ¥)
     -14.02 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 43.31 руб
(3.78 ¥)
54.07 руб
(4.72 ¥)
     +24.84 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 руб
(43.69 ¥)
1,144.33 руб
(100.00 ¥)
     +128.87 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 65.65 руб
(5.74 ¥)
61.79 руб
(5.40 ¥)
     -5.88 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 126.64 руб
(11.07 ¥)
191.68 руб
(16.75 ¥)
     +51.35 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 160.00 руб
(13.98 ¥)
240.31 руб
(21.00 ¥)
     +50.19 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 50.00 руб
(4.37 ¥)
45.77 руб
(4.00 ¥)
     -8.45 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,170.00 руб
(189.63 ¥)
2,288.67 руб
(200.00 ¥)
     +5.47 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 руб
(13.11 ¥)
160.21 руб
(14.00 ¥)
     +6.80 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 руб
(2.11 ¥)
53.41 руб
(4.67 ¥)
     +121.24 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(47.19 ¥)
411.96 руб
(36.00 ¥)
     -23.71 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 180.35 руб
(15.76 ¥)
300.14 руб
(26.23 ¥)
     +66.42 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,400,000.00 руб
(122,341.89 ¥)
1,602,067.79 руб
(140,000.00 ¥)
     +14.43 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,557,590.91 руб
(136,113.30 ¥)
1,754,009.93 руб
(153,277.78 ¥)
     +12.61 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,585.67 руб
(750.28 ¥)
4,423.59 руб
(386.56 ¥)
     -48.48 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.20 руб
(0.19 ¥)
2.64 руб
(0.23 ¥)
     +19.87 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 466.19 руб
(40.74 ¥)
1,228.38 руб
(107.34 ¥)
     +163.49 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,177.58 руб
(277.68 ¥)
4,343.55 руб
(379.57 ¥)
     +36.69 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,210.78 руб
(193.19 ¥)
969.67 руб
(84.74 ¥)
     -56.14 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 450.00 руб
(39.32 ¥)
572.17 руб
(50.00 ¥)
     +27.15 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 39,292.68 руб
(3,433.67 ¥)
82,961.10 руб
(7,249.73 ¥)
     +111.14 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 763,094.89 руб
(66,684.62 ¥)
1,921,441.04 руб
(167,909.09 ¥)
     +151.80 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,914.00 руб
(516.81 ¥)
5,930.70 руб
(518.27 ¥)
     +0.28 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,172.46 руб
(277.23 ¥)
3,405.54 руб
(297.60 ¥)
     +7.35 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,219.19 руб
(543.48 ¥)
7,482.04 руб
(653.83 ¥)
     +20.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,226.83 руб
(718.92 ¥)
9,687.55 руб
(846.57 ¥)
     +17.76 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 66,768.42 руб
(5,834.70 ¥)
94,847.69 руб
(8,288.46 ¥)
     +42.05 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 35,170.00 руб
(3,073.40 ¥)
46,726.98 руб
(4,083.33 ¥)
     +32.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 140,434.78 руб
(12,272.18 ¥)
217,423.49 руб
(19,000.00 ¥)
     +54.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 66,811.24 руб
(5,838.44 ¥)
109,265.45 руб
(9,548.39 ¥)
     +63.54 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 39,311.14 руб
(3,435.29 ¥)
105,119.26 руб
(9,186.06 ¥)
     +167.40 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 18,666.26 руб
(1,631.19 ¥)
52,028.33 руб
(4,546.60 ¥)
     +178.73 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 74,082.74 руб
(6,473.87 ¥)
117,912.08 руб
(10,303.99 ¥)
     +59.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.70 5.02      -42.25 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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