Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Beijing 

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Consumer Prices in Beijing are 52.24% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Beijing are 56.67% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Beijing are 61.77% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Beijing are 64.15% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Beijing are 53.01% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Beijing is 45.99% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(129.46 ¥)
5.41 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -72.96 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(647.29 ¥)
30.90 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -69.10 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(58.26 ¥)
5.41 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -39.92 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.10 $
(45.96 ¥)
1.54 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -78.24 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $
(58.26 ¥)
3.55 $
(23.00 ¥)
     -60.52 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.96 $
(32.10 ¥)
4.36 $
(28.21 ¥)
     -12.12 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $
(13.36 ¥)
0.54 $
(3.48 ¥)
     -73.92 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.72 $
(11.12 ¥)
0.35 $
(2.23 ¥)
     -79.91 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.56 $
(29.51 ¥)
7.10 $
(45.93 ¥)
     +55.65 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.60 $
(23.30 ¥)
1.60 $
(10.33 ¥)
     -55.65 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.53 $
(16.40 ¥)
0.59 $
(3.81 ¥)
     -76.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.27 $
(21.19 ¥)
2.13 $
(13.82 ¥)
     -34.78 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.54 $
(42.36 ¥)
7.71 $
(49.90 ¥)
     +17.79 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.25 $
(40.45 ¥)
1.57 $
(10.13 ¥)
     -74.95 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.77 $
(50.28 ¥)
5.23 $
(33.83 ¥)
     -32.72 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.77 $
(17.95 ¥)
0.93 $
(6.03 ¥)
     -66.40 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.26 $
(8.14 ¥)
0.69 $
(4.44 ¥)
     -45.47 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.57 $
(16.61 ¥)
0.90 $
(5.81 ¥)
     -65.03 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.75 $
(17.82 ¥)
0.60 $
(3.90 ¥)
     -78.09 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(12.54 ¥)
0.40 $
(2.60 ¥)
     -79.23 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.86 $
(12.03 ¥)
0.39 $
(2.49 ¥)
     -79.27 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.28 $
(14.74 ¥)
0.78 $
(5.04 ¥)
     -65.79 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.18 $
(14.09 ¥)
0.67 $
(4.36 ¥)
     -69.07 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(97.09 ¥)
15.45 $
(100.00 ¥)
     +2.99 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.13 $
(20.23 ¥)
0.86 $
(5.54 ¥)
     -72.62 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $
(20.07 ¥)
2.22 $
(14.36 ¥)
     -28.48 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(97.09 ¥)
3.09 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -79.40 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(17.80 ¥)
0.62 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -77.53 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $
(822.06 ¥)
30.90 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -75.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(22.66 ¥)
2.01 $
(13.00 ¥)
     -42.62 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(19.42 ¥)
0.57 $
(3.70 ¥)
     -80.94 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.50 $
(210.37 ¥)
7.72 $
(50.00 ¥)
     -76.23 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.61 $
(16.91 ¥)
4.06 $
(26.27 ¥)
     +55.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(148,876.70 ¥)
23,173.54 $
(150,000.00 ¥)
     +0.75 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,466.60 $
(138,951.14 ¥)
19,089.16 $
(123,562.24 ¥)
     -11.08 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.20 $
(1,036.97 ¥)
61.08 $
(395.34 ¥)
     -61.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(0.71 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.19 ¥)
     -73.98 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.71 $
(425.31 ¥)
16.99 $
(109.96 ¥)
     -74.15 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 88.54 $
(573.13 ¥)
54.72 $
(354.21 ¥)
     -38.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.25 $
(234.64 ¥)
26.78 $
(173.31 ¥)
     -26.14 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(103.57 ¥)
7.72 $
(50.00 ¥)
     -51.72 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,649.71 $
(17,151.30 ¥)
759.19 $
(4,914.17 ¥)
     -71.35 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,105.26 $
(246,651.56 ¥)
25,139.04 $
(162,722.48 ¥)
     -34.03 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.11 $
(395.56 ¥)
73.64 $
(476.65 ¥)
     +20.50 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.81 $
(270.64 ¥)
37.27 $
(241.27 ¥)
     -10.85 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.39 $
(578.60 ¥)
88.98 $
(575.96 ¥)
     -0.46 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132.15 $
(855.38 ¥)
105.68 $
(684.05 ¥)
     -20.03 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,089.42 $
(19,997.52 ¥)
1,127.26 $
(7,296.67 ¥)
     -63.51 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,985.93 $
(12,854.75 ¥)
643.71 $
(4,166.67 ¥)
     -67.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,351.99 $
(41,115.83 ¥)
2,430.00 $
(15,729.17 ¥)
     -61.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,428.12 $
(22,189.91 ¥)
1,478.60 $
(9,570.83 ¥)
     -56.87 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,485.86 $
(9,617.85 ¥)
1,458.87 $
(9,443.10 ¥)
     -1.82 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 764.46 $
(4,948.25 ¥)
705.88 $
(4,569.10 ¥)
     -7.66 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,134.03 $
(39,704.98 ¥)
1,435.40 $
(9,291.21 ¥)
     -76.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.71 5.23      +41.07 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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