Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Shanghai 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 10.7% higher than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 22.0% higher than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 43.5% higher than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 26.0% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 39.1% higher than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 2.4% higher than in Moscow
Currency: Sticky Currency      Switch to metric measurement units
Restaurants
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 руб
(69.20 ¥)
390.20 руб
(30.00 ¥)
     -56.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,650.00 руб
(280.63 ¥)
3,121.56 руб
(240.00 ¥)
     -14.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 450.00 руб
(34.60 ¥)
494.25 руб
(38.00 ¥)
     +9.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 руб
(23.07 ¥)
130.07 руб
(10.00 ¥)
     -56.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб
(23.07 ¥)
260.13 руб
(20.00 ¥)
     -13.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 236.16 руб
(18.16 ¥)
338.76 руб
(26.05 ¥)
     +43.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 99.14 руб
(7.62 ¥)
49.22 руб
(3.78 ¥)
     -50.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 54.56 руб
(4.19 ¥)
29.61 руб
(2.28 ¥)
     -45.7 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 326.24 руб
(25.08 ¥)
861.18 руб
(66.21 ¥)
     +164.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 53.20 руб
(4.09 ¥)
162.63 руб
(12.50 ¥)
     +205.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 57.38 руб
(4.41 ¥)
44.38 руб
(3.41 ¥)
     -22.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 159.27 руб
(12.25 ¥)
171.05 руб
(13.15 ¥)
     +7.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 381.04 руб
(29.30 ¥)
767.46 руб
(59.01 ¥)
     +101.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 195.92 руб
(15.06 ¥)
152.69 руб
(11.74 ¥)
     -22.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 390.18 руб
(30.00 ¥)
538.40 руб
(41.39 ¥)
     +38.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 56.89 руб
(4.37 ¥)
96.35 руб
(7.41 ¥)
     +69.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 61.70 руб
(4.74 ¥)
71.09 руб
(5.47 ¥)
     +15.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 71.85 руб
(5.52 ¥)
85.31 руб
(6.56 ¥)
     +18.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 137.30 руб
(10.56 ¥)
65.20 руб
(5.01 ¥)
     -52.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.60 руб
(1.35 ¥)
40.76 руб
(3.13 ¥)
     +131.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 18.46 руб
(1.42 ¥)
46.31 руб
(3.56 ¥)
     +150.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 107.06 руб
(8.23 ¥)
84.24 руб
(6.48 ¥)
     -21.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 54.75 руб
(4.21 ¥)
54.35 руб
(4.18 ¥)
     -0.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(46.13 ¥)
1,300.65 руб
(100.00 ¥)
     +116.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 78.32 руб
(6.02 ¥)
81.17 руб
(6.24 ¥)
     +3.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 164.97 руб
(12.68 ¥)
173.09 руб
(13.31 ¥)
     +4.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 230.00 руб
(17.68 ¥)
325.16 руб
(25.00 ¥)
     +41.4 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 60.00 руб
(4.61 ¥)
52.03 руб
(4.00 ¥)
     -13.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,730.00 руб
(209.89 ¥)
3,251.63 руб
(250.00 ¥)
     +19.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб
(15.38 ¥)
208.10 руб
(16.00 ¥)
     +4.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 руб
(4.95 ¥)
62.80 руб
(4.83 ¥)
     -2.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(41.52 ¥)
780.39 руб
(60.00 ¥)
     +44.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 211.83 руб
(16.29 ¥)
416.55 руб
(32.03 ¥)
     +96.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(230,653.65 ¥)
1,950,977.11 руб
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -35.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,007,692.31 руб
(231,245.07 ¥)
1,693,968.39 руб
(130,240.00 ¥)
     -43.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,661.69 руб
(819.72 ¥)
5,550.72 руб
(426.76 ¥)
     -47.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 552.83 руб
(42.50 ¥)
1,224.78 руб
(94.17 ¥)
     +121.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 534.56 руб
(41.10 ¥)
1,781.16 руб
(136.94 ¥)
     +233.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,951.75 руб
(226.94 ¥)
7,049.36 руб
(541.99 ¥)
     +138.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,341.58 руб
(180.03 ¥)
1,614.98 руб
(124.17 ¥)
     -31.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(38.44 ¥)
780.39 руб
(60.00 ¥)
     +56.1 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 43,816.09 руб
(3,368.78 ¥)
111,876.67 руб
(8,601.59 ¥)
     +155.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,056,106.46 руб
(81,198.27 ¥)
2,598,701.50 руб
(199,800.00 ¥)
     +146.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,297.55 руб
(637.95 ¥)
5,782.40 руб
(444.58 ¥)
     -30.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,009.36 руб
(308.26 ¥)
3,404.20 руб
(261.73 ¥)
     -15.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,614.29 руб
(739.19 ¥)
6,986.74 руб
(537.17 ¥)
     -27.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,437.17 руб
(725.57 ¥)
10,243.41 руб
(787.56 ¥)
     +8.5 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 78,378.38 руб
(6,026.09 ¥)
94,687.42 руб
(7,280.00 ¥)
     +20.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 47,352.92 руб
(3,640.71 ¥)
48,495.72 руб
(3,728.57 ¥)
     +2.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 163,218.18 руб
(12,548.96 ¥)
269,034.74 руб
(20,684.62 ¥)
     +64.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 88,093.85 руб
(6,773.06 ¥)
128,845.78 руб
(9,906.25 ¥)
     +46.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 45,855.34 руб
(3,525.57 ¥)
149,375.32 руб
(11,484.65 ¥)
     +225.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,210.97 руб
(2,015.22 ¥)
80,001.82 руб
(6,150.90 ¥)
     +205.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Shanghai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 111,474.15 руб
(8,570.64 ¥)
139,199.25 руб
(10,702.27 ¥)
     +24.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.06 4.75      -66.2 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
Contributors in the past 12 months:915243