Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Beijing 

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Cost of Living in Beijing is 56.1% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Beijing is 59.8% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Beijing are 64.4% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Beijing are 72.7% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Beijing are 44.4% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Beijing is 3.9% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Beijing Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(184.81 ¥)
3.25 £
(30.00 ¥)
     -83.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(739.23 ¥)
21.64 £
(200.00 ¥)
     -72.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(73.92 ¥)
4.33 £
(40.00 ¥)
     -45.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 £
(60.06 ¥)
0.87 £
(8.00 ¥)
     -86.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(50.82 ¥)
2.16 £
(20.00 ¥)
     -60.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 £
(33.62 ¥)
2.75 £
(25.44 ¥)
     -24.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 £
(18.30 ¥)
0.40 £
(3.70 ¥)
     -79.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 £
(14.07 ¥)
0.24 £
(2.26 ¥)
     -83.9 %
Markets
London Edit Beijing Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.00 £
(46.16 ¥)
5.87 £
(54.25 ¥)
     +17.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.45 £
(13.41 ¥)
1.03 £
(9.54 ¥)
     -28.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.94 £
(8.69 ¥)
0.42 £
(3.86 ¥)
     -55.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.16 £
(29.17 ¥)
1.34 £
(12.39 ¥)
     -57.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.40 £
(31.41 ¥)
4.65 £
(42.98 ¥)
     +36.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.44 £
(31.79 ¥)
1.17 £
(10.80 ¥)
     -66.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.67 £
(52.42 ¥)
3.77 £
(34.84 ¥)
     -33.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.19 £
(10.95 ¥)
0.75 £
(6.97 ¥)
     -36.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 £
(5.77 ¥)
0.61 £
(5.64 ¥)
     -2.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.20 £
(11.09 ¥)
0.67 £
(6.22 ¥)
     -43.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.54 £
(14.21 ¥)
0.46 £
(4.24 ¥)
     -70.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.59 £
(5.46 ¥)
0.29 £
(2.66 ¥)
     -51.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(5.12 ¥)
0.39 £
(3.56 ¥)
     -30.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 £
(9.34 ¥)
0.60 £
(5.56 ¥)
     -40.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 £
(12.12 ¥)
0.40 £
(3.73 ¥)
     -69.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.75 £
(90.09 ¥)
7.58 £
(70.00 ¥)
     -22.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 £
(18.86 ¥)
0.71 £
(6.59 ¥)
     -65.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 £
(22.70 ¥)
1.51 £
(13.95 ¥)
     -38.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(138.61 ¥)
2.71 £
(25.00 ¥)
     -82.0 %
Transportation
London Edit Beijing Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(25.87 ¥)
0.54 £
(5.00 ¥)
     -80.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(1,848.07 ¥)
27.06 £
(250.00 ¥)
     -86.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 £
(41.58 ¥)
1.41 £
(13.00 ¥)
     -68.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(28.96 ¥)
0.45 £
(4.18 ¥)
     -85.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(277.21 ¥)
9.93 £
(91.80 ¥)
     -66.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.75 £
(53.12 ¥)
3.40 £
(31.44 ¥)
     -40.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,035.00 £
(259,053.56 ¥)
16,233.13 £
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -42.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,862.14 £
(248,215.93 ¥)
14,736.26 £
(136,168.42 ¥)
     -45.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Beijing Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 293.89 £
(2,715.68 ¥)
42.61 £
(393.72 ¥)
     -85.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 15.31 £
(141.47 ¥)
8.04 £
(74.32 ¥)
     -47.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.49 £
(281.74 ¥)
10.38 £
(95.88 ¥)
     -66.0 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Beijing Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.68 £
(422.11 ¥)
51.71 £
(477.84 ¥)
     +13.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.51 £
(134.09 ¥)
22.00 £
(203.33 ¥)
     +51.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(138.61 ¥)
6.49 £
(60.00 ¥)
     -56.7 %
Childcare
London Edit Beijing Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,853.11 £
(17,123.44 ¥)
570.39 £
(5,270.58 ¥)
     -69.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,143.18 £
(186,130.30 ¥)
18,698.16 £
(172,777.78 ¥)
     -7.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Beijing Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.97 £
(766.69 ¥)
51.24 £
(473.45 ¥)
     -38.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £
(372.46 ¥)
27.53 £
(254.37 ¥)
     -31.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.95 £
(831.15 ¥)
64.94 £
(600.07 ¥)
     -27.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 101.73 £
(940.03 ¥)
87.94 £
(812.63 ¥)
     -13.6 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Beijing Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,147.22 £
(19,841.11 ¥)
757.69 £
(7,001.37 ¥)
     -64.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,600.08 £
(14,785.34 ¥)
438.46 £
(4,051.50 ¥)
     -72.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,401.25 £
(40,669.14 ¥)
1,771.62 £
(16,370.37 ¥)
     -59.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,858.75 £
(26,415.89 ¥)
945.13 £
(8,733.33 ¥)
     -66.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Beijing Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,271.61 £
(11,750.15 ¥)
1,072.70 £
(9,912.11 ¥)
     -15.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 739.22 £
(6,830.68 ¥)
579.67 £
(5,356.35 ¥)
     -21.6 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Beijing Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,692.71 £
(34,121.96 ¥)
1,426.70 £
(13,183.20 ¥)
     -61.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.50 4.36      -20.9 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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