Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Beijing 

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Consumer Prices in Beijing are 46.96% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Beijing are 49.10% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Beijing are 51.89% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Beijing are 60.83% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Beijing are 31.50% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Beijing is 37.28% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Beijing Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(135.01 ¥)
3.89 £
(35.00 ¥)
     -74.08 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(540.03 ¥)
22.22 £
(200.00 ¥)
     -62.97 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(54.00 ¥)
3.89 £
(35.00 ¥)
     -35.19 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(45.00 ¥)
1.11 £
(10.00 ¥)
     -77.78 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(45.00 ¥)
2.56 £
(23.00 ¥)
     -48.89 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.92 £
(26.27 ¥)
3.23 £
(29.10 ¥)
     +10.80 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 £
(13.51 ¥)
0.38 £
(3.45 ¥)
     -74.47 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.13 £
(10.15 ¥)
0.23 £
(2.11 ¥)
     -79.18 %
Markets
London Edit Beijing Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.59 £
(32.35 ¥)
5.22 £
(46.95 ¥)
     +45.13 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £
(8.22 ¥)
1.10 £
(9.91 ¥)
     +20.56 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.65 £
(5.82 ¥)
0.37 £
(3.35 ¥)
     -42.45 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.21 £
(19.91 ¥)
1.50 £
(13.50 ¥)
     -32.19 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.06 £
(27.58 ¥)
5.14 £
(46.27 ¥)
     +67.73 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.77 £
(24.96 ¥)
1.18 £
(10.63 ¥)
     -57.41 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.57 £
(41.11 ¥)
3.80 £
(34.23 ¥)
     -16.73 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.02 £
(9.20 ¥)
0.64 £
(5.72 ¥)
     -37.82 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £
(4.54 ¥)
0.47 £
(4.22 ¥)
     -7.05 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.93 £
(8.34 ¥)
0.60 £
(5.44 ¥)
     -34.71 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.16 £
(10.46 ¥)
0.41 £
(3.73 ¥)
     -64.37 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.54 £
(4.88 ¥)
0.26 £
(2.38 ¥)
     -51.17 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.54 £
(4.87 ¥)
0.28 £
(2.51 ¥)
     -48.44 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £
(7.04 ¥)
0.52 £
(4.71 ¥)
     -33.14 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.88 £
(7.92 ¥)
0.50 £
(4.50 ¥)
     -43.17 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(72.00 ¥)
10.00 £
(90.00 ¥)
     +24.99 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.82 £
(16.42 ¥)
0.60 £
(5.36 ¥)
     -67.34 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.12 £
(19.08 ¥)
1.59 £
(14.33 ¥)
     -24.86 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.50 £
(112.51 ¥)
2.22 £
(20.00 ¥)
     -82.22 %
Transportation
London Edit Beijing Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(25.20 ¥)
0.44 £
(4.00 ¥)
     -84.13 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.83 £
(1,411.52 ¥)
22.22 £
(200.00 ¥)
     -85.83 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(27.00 ¥)
1.44 £
(13.00 ¥)
     -51.85 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(24.62 ¥)
0.42 £
(3.78 ¥)
     -84.64 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(259.22 ¥)
4.44 £
(40.00 ¥)
     -84.57 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.58 £
(41.25 ¥)
2.92 £
(26.29 ¥)
     -36.25 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,017.50 £
(207,169.77 ¥)
15,554.63 £
(140,000.00 ¥)
     -32.42 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,011.52 £
(207,115.99 ¥)
13,844.55 £
(124,608.33 ¥)
     -39.84 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Beijing Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177.49 £
(1,597.50 ¥)
41.17 £
(370.56 ¥)
     -76.80 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(1.16 ¥)
0.02 £
(0.19 ¥)
     -83.75 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.77 £
(285.92 ¥)
12.76 £
(114.88 ¥)
     -59.82 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Beijing Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.11 £
(406.01 ¥)
40.05 £
(360.46 ¥)
     -11.22 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.40 £
(93.61 ¥)
20.96 £
(188.69 ¥)
     +101.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 £
(126.01 ¥)
6.11 £
(55.00 ¥)
     -56.35 %
Childcare
London Edit Beijing Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,420.04 £
(12,781.08 ¥)
588.48 £
(5,296.67 ¥)
     -58.56 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,092.31 £
(162,840.42 ¥)
18,145.94 £
(163,323.11 ¥)
     +0.30 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Beijing Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.82 £
(538.44 ¥)
51.69 £
(465.28 ¥)
     -13.59 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.00 £
(261.01 ¥)
27.17 £
(244.56 ¥)
     -6.30 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.12 £
(649.10 ¥)
62.88 £
(565.91 ¥)
     -12.82 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.96 £
(746.71 ¥)
80.55 £
(724.96 ¥)
     -2.91 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Beijing Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,661.93 £
(14,958.28 ¥)
791.14 £
(7,120.69 ¥)
     -52.40 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,263.91 £
(11,375.89 ¥)
450.37 £
(4,053.57 ¥)
     -64.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,283.33 £
(29,551.75 ¥)
1,756.84 £
(15,812.50 ¥)
     -46.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,086.62 £
(18,780.71 ¥)
1,003.48 £
(9,031.82 ¥)
     -51.91 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Beijing Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,043.37 £
(9,390.84 ¥)
1,075.85 £
(9,683.22 ¥)
     +3.11 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 515.27 £
(4,637.67 ¥)
520.89 £
(4,688.25 ¥)
     +1.09 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Beijing Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,097.74 £
(27,881.28 ¥)
989.07 £
(8,902.17 ¥)
     -68.07 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.54 5.21      +105.10 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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