Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Beijing 

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Consumer Prices in Beijing are 36.27% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Beijing are 35.20% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Beijing are 33.72% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Beijing are 59.13% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Beijing are 15.15% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Beijing is 41.71% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Beijing Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(164.32 ¥)
3.65 £
(30.00 ¥)
     -81.74 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(492.95 ¥)
30.43 £
(250.00 ¥)
     -49.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 £
(53.40 ¥)
4.87 £
(40.00 ¥)
     -25.10 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £
(49.30 ¥)
1.22 £
(10.00 ¥)
     -79.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(41.08 ¥)
3.65 £
(30.00 ¥)
     -26.97 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.24 £
(26.59 ¥)
3.89 £
(31.94 ¥)
     +20.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.61 £
(13.21 ¥)
0.52 £
(4.28 ¥)
     -67.60 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.32 £
(10.83 ¥)
0.36 £
(2.94 ¥)
     -72.88 %
Markets
London Edit Beijing Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.96 £
(32.54 ¥)
6.95 £
(57.08 ¥)
     +75.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.06 £
(8.70 ¥)
1.69 £
(13.89 ¥)
     +59.74 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.84 £
(6.89 ¥)
0.50 £
(4.08 ¥)
     -40.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.38 £
(19.57 ¥)
1.67 £
(13.75 ¥)
     -29.75 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.77 £
(22.79 ¥)
5.17 £
(42.50 ¥)
     +86.45 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.75 £
(22.58 ¥)
1.65 £
(13.55 ¥)
     -40.00 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.81 £
(39.52 ¥)
5.19 £
(42.65 ¥)
     +7.91 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.96 £
(7.91 ¥)
0.79 £
(6.49 ¥)
     -18.02 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.61 £
(5.04 ¥)
0.77 £
(6.30 ¥)
     +24.94 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.85 £
(6.98 ¥)
0.80 £
(6.57 ¥)
     -5.85 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.14 £
(9.34 ¥)
0.60 £
(4.89 ¥)
     -47.65 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £
(4.67 ¥)
0.36 £
(2.96 ¥)
     -36.62 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £
(4.22 ¥)
0.41 £
(3.39 ¥)
     -19.61 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 £
(7.17 ¥)
0.75 £
(6.13 ¥)
     -14.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.23 £
(10.12 ¥)
0.61 £
(4.99 ¥)
     -50.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.50 £
(69.84 ¥)
9.74 £
(80.00 ¥)
     +14.56 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.14 £
(17.60 ¥)
0.97 £
(8.00 ¥)
     -54.55 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 £
(21.02 ¥)
2.30 £
(18.89 ¥)
     -10.13 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £
(106.81 ¥)
3.65 £
(30.00 ¥)
     -71.91 %
Transportation
London Edit Beijing Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 £
(21.36 ¥)
0.61 £
(5.00 ¥)
     -76.59 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 160.00 £
(1,314.54 ¥)
36.51 £
(300.00 ¥)
     -77.18 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.80 £
(39.44 ¥)
1.76 £
(14.50 ¥)
     -63.23 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(22.48 ¥)
0.59 £
(4.83 ¥)
     -78.52 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(236.62 ¥)
9.74 £
(80.00 ¥)
     -66.19 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.18 £
(50.77 ¥)
3.83 £
(31.47 ¥)
     -38.01 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,600.00 £
(193,894.91 ¥)
21,908.78 £
(180,000.00 ¥)
     -7.17 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,166.73 £
(206,766.96 ¥)
20,114.69 £
(165,260.00 ¥)
     -20.07 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Beijing Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 239.44 £
(1,967.22 ¥)
48.50 £
(398.49 ¥)
     -79.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(1.07 ¥)
0.04 £
(0.29 ¥)
     -72.95 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.14 £
(247.60 ¥)
20.36 £
(167.26 ¥)
     -32.45 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Beijing Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.87 £
(376.88 ¥)
54.87 £
(450.79 ¥)
     +19.61 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.58 £
(95.10 ¥)
27.92 £
(229.41 ¥)
     +141.23 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £
(106.81 ¥)
9.74 £
(80.00 ¥)
     -25.10 %
Childcare
London Edit Beijing Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,582.94 £
(13,005.25 ¥)
933.15 £
(7,666.67 ¥)
     -41.05 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,200.00 £
(165,960.89 ¥)
25,479.09 £
(209,333.33 ¥)
     +26.13 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Beijing Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.59 £
(629.26 ¥)
60.04 £
(493.25 ¥)
     -21.62 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.72 £
(285.29 ¥)
40.86 £
(335.68 ¥)
     +17.66 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.16 £
(642.12 ¥)
73.46 £
(603.54 ¥)
     -6.01 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.62 £
(802.08 ¥)
105.90 £
(870.09 ¥)
     +8.48 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Beijing Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,778.53 £
(14,612.20 ¥)
1,165.06 £
(9,572.00 ¥)
     -34.49 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,303.30 £
(10,707.80 ¥)
613.93 £
(5,044.00 ¥)
     -52.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,318.78 £
(27,266.72 ¥)
2,528.36 £
(20,772.73 ¥)
     -23.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,172.00 £
(17,844.90 ¥)
1,374.86 £
(11,295.65 ¥)
     -36.70 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Beijing Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,236.76 £
(10,161.10 ¥)
1,520.06 £
(12,488.64 ¥)
     +22.91 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 595.87 £
(4,895.60 ¥)
842.23 £
(6,919.69 ¥)
     +41.34 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Beijing Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,825.26 £
(23,212.00 ¥)
1,067.20 £
(8,767.97 ¥)
     -62.23 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.62 5.26      +100.47 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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