Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Shanghai 

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Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 3.5% higher than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 17.3% higher than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 44.6% higher than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 23.8% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 34.4% higher than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 3.8% higher than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 руб
(76.86 ¥)
416.34 руб
(40.00 ¥)
     -48.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,800.00 руб
(365.09 ¥)
3,018.44 руб
(290.00 ¥)
     -20.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 410.00 руб
(39.39 ¥)
416.34 руб
(40.00 ¥)
     +1.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 руб
(24.02 ¥)
104.08 руб
(10.00 ¥)
     -58.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 руб
(24.02 ¥)
312.25 руб
(30.00 ¥)
     +24.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 208.19 руб
(20.00 ¥)
286.94 руб
(27.57 ¥)
     +37.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 80.69 руб
(7.75 ¥)
39.56 руб
(3.80 ¥)
     -51.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 44.11 руб
(4.24 ¥)
24.69 руб
(2.37 ¥)
     -44.0 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 337.08 руб
(32.39 ¥)
768.87 руб
(73.87 ¥)
     +128.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 49.34 руб
(4.74 ¥)
173.28 руб
(16.65 ¥)
     +251.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 52.90 руб
(5.08 ¥)
41.53 руб
(3.99 ¥)
     -21.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 117.85 руб
(11.32 ¥)
164.22 руб
(15.78 ¥)
     +39.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 374.44 руб
(35.97 ¥)
566.93 руб
(54.47 ¥)
     +51.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 160.71 руб
(15.44 ¥)
160.92 руб
(15.46 ¥)
     +0.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 319.91 руб
(30.74 ¥)
430.06 руб
(41.32 ¥)
     +34.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 46.09 руб
(4.43 ¥)
74.29 руб
(7.14 ¥)
     +61.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 37.90 руб
(3.64 ¥)
51.76 руб
(4.97 ¥)
     +36.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 57.27 руб
(5.50 ¥)
67.74 руб
(6.51 ¥)
     +18.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 94.52 руб
(9.08 ¥)
51.18 руб
(4.92 ¥)
     -45.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 21.93 руб
(2.11 ¥)
29.35 руб
(2.82 ¥)
     +33.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 19.36 руб
(1.86 ¥)
36.31 руб
(3.49 ¥)
     +87.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 94.76 руб
(9.10 ¥)
62.92 руб
(6.05 ¥)
     -33.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 52.66 руб
(5.06 ¥)
45.92 руб
(4.41 ¥)
     -12.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 675.00 руб
(64.85 ¥)
1,040.84 руб
(100.00 ¥)
     +54.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 72.70 руб
(6.99 ¥)
67.68 руб
(6.50 ¥)
     -6.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 152.48 руб
(14.65 ¥)
144.73 руб
(13.90 ¥)
     -5.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 руб
(19.22 ¥)
260.21 руб
(25.00 ¥)
     +30.1 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 51.00 руб
(4.90 ¥)
41.63 руб
(4.00 ¥)
     -18.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,400.00 руб
(230.58 ¥)
2,172.19 руб
(208.70 ¥)
     -9.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 189.50 руб
(18.21 ¥)
156.13 руб
(15.00 ¥)
     -17.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 руб
(2.32 ¥)
50.25 руб
(4.83 ¥)
     +108.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(51.88 ¥)
624.50 руб
(60.00 ¥)
     +15.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 200.23 руб
(19.24 ¥)
333.77 руб
(32.07 ¥)
     +66.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,200,000.00 руб
(211,367.59 ¥)
1,561,261.11 руб
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -29.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,435,760.03 руб
(234,018.51 ¥)
1,509,219.08 руб
(145,000.00 ¥)
     -38.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 9,608.27 руб
(923.13 ¥)
4,901.89 руб
(470.95 ¥)
     -49.0 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.49 руб
(0.24 ¥)
2.07 руб
(0.20 ¥)
     -16.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 517.11 руб
(49.68 ¥)
1,246.93 руб
(119.80 ¥)
     +141.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,188.12 руб
(306.30 ¥)
4,569.96 руб
(439.06 ¥)
     +43.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,008.56 руб
(192.98 ¥)
1,211.84 руб
(116.43 ¥)
     -39.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(48.04 ¥)
624.50 руб
(60.00 ¥)
     +24.9 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 38,978.72 руб
(3,744.93 ¥)
98,246.32 руб
(9,439.13 ¥)
     +152.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 719,500.21 руб
(69,126.83 ¥)
1,917,862.20 руб
(184,260.87 ¥)
     +166.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,397.92 руб
(710.76 ¥)
5,463.37 руб
(524.90 ¥)
     -26.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,822.06 руб
(367.21 ¥)
2,584.54 руб
(248.31 ¥)
     -32.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,402.33 руб
(807.26 ¥)
6,322.07 руб
(607.40 ¥)
     -24.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,625.37 руб
(924.77 ¥)
9,196.87 руб
(883.60 ¥)
     -4.5 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 69,747.37 руб
(6,701.06 ¥)
81,374.82 руб
(7,818.18 ¥)
     +16.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 39,071.43 руб
(3,753.83 ¥)
42,071.88 руб
(4,042.11 ¥)
     +7.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 134,452.05 руб
(12,917.64 ¥)
218,576.56 руб
(21,000.00 ¥)
     +62.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 72,952.38 руб
(7,008.99 ¥)
112,866.17 руб
(10,843.75 ¥)
     +54.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 48,130.93 руб
(4,624.24 ¥)
121,552.41 руб
(11,678.29 ¥)
     +152.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 24,945.68 руб
(2,396.69 ¥)
65,342.26 руб
(6,277.83 ¥)
     +161.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 88,192.34 руб
(8,473.18 ¥)
107,383.80 руб
(10,317.02 ¥)
     +21.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.71 5.01      -48.4 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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