Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Shanghai 

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Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 13.3% higher than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 22.8% higher than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 41.2% higher than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 21.3% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 41.9% higher than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 1.2% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 руб
(70.85 ¥)
444.62 руб
(35.00 ¥)
     -50.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,500.00 руб
(275.52 ¥)
3,175.86 руб
(250.00 ¥)
     -9.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 410.00 руб
(32.27 ¥)
508.14 руб
(40.00 ¥)
     +23.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 руб
(23.62 ¥)
127.03 руб
(10.00 ¥)
     -57.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб
(23.62 ¥)
254.07 руб
(20.00 ¥)
     -15.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 237.77 руб
(18.72 ¥)
342.68 руб
(26.98 ¥)
     +44.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 95.67 руб
(7.53 ¥)
50.13 руб
(3.95 ¥)
     -47.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 56.07 руб
(4.41 ¥)
30.84 руб
(2.43 ¥)
     -45.0 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 323.36 руб
(25.45 ¥)
827.25 руб
(65.12 ¥)
     +155.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 52.98 руб
(4.17 ¥)
166.56 руб
(13.11 ¥)
     +214.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 56.69 руб
(4.46 ¥)
47.99 руб
(3.78 ¥)
     -15.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 147.79 руб
(11.63 ¥)
168.30 руб
(13.25 ¥)
     +13.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 388.30 руб
(30.57 ¥)
803.54 руб
(63.25 ¥)
     +106.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 191.86 руб
(15.10 ¥)
155.35 руб
(12.23 ¥)
     -19.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 382.41 руб
(30.10 ¥)
534.37 руб
(42.07 ¥)
     +39.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 54.88 руб
(4.32 ¥)
92.59 руб
(7.29 ¥)
     +68.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 58.10 руб
(4.57 ¥)
68.96 руб
(5.43 ¥)
     +18.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 75.20 руб
(5.92 ¥)
81.59 руб
(6.42 ¥)
     +8.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 120.08 руб
(9.45 ¥)
60.83 руб
(4.79 ¥)
     -49.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.99 руб
(1.42 ¥)
40.27 руб
(3.17 ¥)
     +123.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 18.55 руб
(1.46 ¥)
43.32 руб
(3.41 ¥)
     +133.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 104.07 руб
(8.19 ¥)
81.20 руб
(6.39 ¥)
     -22.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 52.73 руб
(4.15 ¥)
53.16 руб
(4.18 ¥)
     +0.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(47.23 ¥)
1,270.34 руб
(100.00 ¥)
     +111.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 76.00 руб
(5.98 ¥)
76.72 руб
(6.04 ¥)
     +0.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 164.78 руб
(12.97 ¥)
170.73 руб
(13.44 ¥)
     +3.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 223.00 руб
(17.55 ¥)
317.59 руб
(25.00 ¥)
     +42.4 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 60.00 руб
(4.72 ¥)
50.81 руб
(4.00 ¥)
     -15.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,730.00 руб
(214.90 ¥)
3,811.03 руб
(300.00 ¥)
     +39.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб
(15.74 ¥)
203.25 руб
(16.00 ¥)
     +1.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 76.44 руб
(6.02 ¥)
61.33 руб
(4.83 ¥)
     -19.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(42.51 ¥)
762.21 руб
(60.00 ¥)
     +41.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 210.76 руб
(16.59 ¥)
409.73 руб
(32.25 ¥)
     +94.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(236,156.59 ¥)
1,905,515.36 руб
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -36.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,929,573.64 руб
(230,612.70 ¥)
1,672,861.01 руб
(131,685.71 ¥)
     -42.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,311.21 руб
(811.69 ¥)
5,836.77 руб
(459.46 ¥)
     -43.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 574.07 руб
(45.19 ¥)
1,283.65 руб
(101.05 ¥)
     +123.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 530.52 руб
(41.76 ¥)
1,768.65 руб
(139.23 ¥)
     +233.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,047.76 руб
(239.92 ¥)
7,301.77 руб
(574.79 ¥)
     +139.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,364.86 руб
(186.16 ¥)
1,628.35 руб
(128.18 ¥)
     -31.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(39.36 ¥)
762.21 руб
(60.00 ¥)
     +52.4 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 42,540.82 руб
(3,348.76 ¥)
114,136.84 руб
(8,984.72 ¥)
     +168.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,011,462.20 руб
(79,621.15 ¥)
2,587,103.54 руб
(203,653.85 ¥)
     +155.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,565.59 руб
(674.27 ¥)
5,804.00 руб
(456.88 ¥)
     -32.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,892.00 руб
(306.37 ¥)
3,398.17 руб
(267.50 ¥)
     -12.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 10,354.17 руб
(815.07 ¥)
6,859.38 руб
(539.96 ¥)
     -33.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,387.76 руб
(738.99 ¥)
10,046.21 руб
(790.83 ¥)
     +7.0 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 76,132.35 руб
(5,993.05 ¥)
89,790.19 руб
(7,068.18 ¥)
     +17.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 45,795.83 руб
(3,605.00 ¥)
47,974.15 руб
(3,776.47 ¥)
     +4.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 162,773.58 руб
(12,813.35 ¥)
259,039.62 руб
(20,391.30 ¥)
     +59.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 85,340.43 руб
(6,717.90 ¥)
125,843.41 руб
(9,906.25 ¥)
     +47.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 45,212.82 руб
(3,559.10 ¥)
147,636.87 руб
(11,621.81 ¥)
     +226.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,099.26 руб
(2,054.50 ¥)
78,788.68 руб
(6,202.16 ¥)
     +201.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 109,594.23 руб
(8,627.13 ¥)
133,058.09 руб
(10,474.18 ¥)
     +21.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.92 4.75      -63.3 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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