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Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Shanghai 

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Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 50.71% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 58.29% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 66.56% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 62.66% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 47.53% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 35.39% lower than in New York, NY
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  New York, NYShanghaiDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(138.73 ¥)
5.05 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -74.77 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(554.94 ¥)
28.83 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -63.96 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(62.43 ¥)
4.97 $
(34.50 ¥)
     -44.74 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(48.56 ¥)
1.44 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -79.41 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(55.49 ¥)
3.10 $
(21.50 ¥)
     -61.26 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.32 $
(29.94 ¥)
4.28 $
(29.66 ¥)
     -0.95 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.15 $
(14.89 ¥)
0.70 $
(4.85 ¥)
     -67.42 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.71 $
(11.83 ¥)
0.41 $
(2.86 ¥)
     -75.85 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.40 $
(30.51 ¥)
9.52 $
(66.07 ¥)
     +116.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.45 $
(23.92 ¥)
2.01 $
(13.95 ¥)
     -41.68 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.88 $
(20.00 ¥)
0.49 $
(3.37 ¥)
     -83.13 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.38 $
(23.45 ¥)
2.31 $
(16.02 ¥)
     -31.68 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.08 $
(49.13 ¥)
7.41 $
(51.43 ¥)
     +4.67 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.96 $
(41.36 ¥)
2.53 $
(17.54 ¥)
     -57.60 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.90 $
(47.84 ¥)
4.94 $
(34.29 ¥)
     -28.32 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.97 $
(20.57 ¥)
1.00 $
(6.94 ¥)
     -66.28 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.98 $
(6.83 ¥)
0.71 $
(4.90 ¥)
     -28.26 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.50 $
(17.33 ¥)
1.19 $
(8.24 ¥)
     -52.45 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.80 $
(19.41 ¥)
0.73 $
(5.08 ¥)
     -73.82 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.62 $
(11.23 ¥)
0.61 $
(4.21 ¥)
     -62.55 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.44 $
(9.95 ¥)
0.65 $
(4.49 ¥)
     -54.85 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.30 $
(15.93 ¥)
0.70 $
(4.86 ¥)
     -69.50 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $
(17.33 ¥)
0.63 $
(4.38 ¥)
     -74.72 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(104.05 ¥)
14.42 $
(100.00 ¥)
     -3.89 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.70 $
(18.75 ¥)
0.89 $
(6.20 ¥)
     -66.93 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.74 $
(18.97 ¥)
2.20 $
(15.29 ¥)
     -19.44 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $
(97.11 ¥)
2.88 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -79.41 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(19.08 ¥)
0.58 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -79.03 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 121.00 $
(839.34 ¥)
28.83 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -76.17 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(17.34 ¥)
2.02 $
(14.00 ¥)
     -19.27 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(20.81 ¥)
0.58 $
(4.02 ¥)
     -80.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(208.10 ¥)
5.41 $
(37.50 ¥)
     -81.98 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.00 $
(20.80 ¥)
3.89 $
(26.97 ¥)
     +29.63 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(159,544.10 ¥)
20,182.51 $
(140,000.00 ¥)
     -12.25 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,041.72 $
(145,960.11 ¥)
18,042.99 $
(125,158.82 ¥)
     -14.25 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.69 $
(968.96 ¥)
53.60 $
(371.80 ¥)
     -61.63 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $
(0.60 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.19 ¥)
     -67.53 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 60.81 $
(421.79 ¥)
17.56 $
(121.83 ¥)
     -71.12 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.01 $
(527.25 ¥)
45.14 $
(313.14 ¥)
     -40.61 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 42.29 $
(293.32 ¥)
9.71 $
(67.37 ¥)
     -77.03 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(110.99 ¥)
8.65 $
(60.00 ¥)
     -45.94 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,159.53 $
(14,980.03 ¥)
587.17 $
(4,073.02 ¥)
     -72.81 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,675.00 $
(212,783.27 ¥)
21,089.87 $
(146,294.12 ¥)
     -31.25 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.95 $
(353.42 ¥)
78.59 $
(545.13 ¥)
     +54.24 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.43 $
(280.45 ¥)
35.18 $
(244.05 ¥)
     -12.98 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.45 $
(578.84 ¥)
91.46 $
(634.45 ¥)
     +9.61 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.85 $
(845.25 ¥)
104.04 $
(721.70 ¥)
     -14.62 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,177.98 $
(22,044.70 ¥)
996.31 $
(6,911.11 ¥)
     -68.65 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,949.58 $
(13,523.63 ¥)
527.70 $
(3,660.53 ¥)
     -72.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,453.63 $
(44,766.93 ¥)
2,317.12 $
(16,073.17 ¥)
     -64.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,307.61 $
(22,943.93 ¥)
1,137.27 $
(7,888.89 ¥)
     -65.62 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,242.40 $
(8,618.15 ¥)
1,335.21 $
(9,261.95 ¥)
     +7.47 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 569.92 $
(3,953.33 ¥)
672.69 $
(4,666.23 ¥)
     +18.03 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,361.53 $
(30,254.64 ¥)
1,175.37 $
(8,153.19 ¥)
     -73.05 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.16 5.11      +22.86 %
Last update: October 2018October 2018
Contributors:556235
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD