Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Shanghai 

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Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 51.08% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 56.69% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 62.57% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 61.61% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 49.21% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 48.95% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(168.49 ¥)
5.94 $
(40.00 ¥)
     -76.26 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(673.94 ¥)
44.51 $
(300.00 ¥)
     -55.49 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(67.39 ¥)
5.94 $
(40.00 ¥)
     -40.65 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(53.92 ¥)
1.48 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -81.45 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(67.39 ¥)
4.45 $
(30.00 ¥)
     -55.49 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.13 $
(34.59 ¥)
4.34 $
(29.25 ¥)
     -15.45 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 $
(17.07 ¥)
0.56 $
(3.78 ¥)
     -77.87 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 $
(16.87 ¥)
0.36 $
(2.44 ¥)
     -85.52 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.56 $
(30.74 ¥)
10.99 $
(74.08 ¥)
     +140.94 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.62 $
(24.38 ¥)
2.49 $
(16.77 ¥)
     -31.21 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.26 $
(22.00 ¥)
0.57 $
(3.83 ¥)
     -82.58 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.03 $
(27.16 ¥)
2.39 $
(16.14 ¥)
     -40.57 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.77 $
(52.36 ¥)
7.81 $
(52.66 ¥)
     +0.58 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.46 $
(50.26 ¥)
2.31 $
(15.56 ¥)
     -69.05 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.18 $
(61.90 ¥)
5.96 $
(40.18 ¥)
     -35.08 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.45 $
(16.51 ¥)
1.03 $
(6.94 ¥)
     -58.00 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.21 $
(8.13 ¥)
0.78 $
(5.27 ¥)
     -35.23 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.27 $
(15.30 ¥)
1.04 $
(7.03 ¥)
     -54.05 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.80 $
(18.89 ¥)
0.70 $
(4.71 ¥)
     -75.07 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.97 $
(13.30 ¥)
0.39 $
(2.66 ¥)
     -80.03 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.70 $
(11.43 ¥)
0.50 $
(3.36 ¥)
     -70.57 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.70 $
(18.23 ¥)
0.86 $
(5.82 ¥)
     -68.09 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.41 $
(16.21 ¥)
0.69 $
(4.65 ¥)
     -71.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.40 $
(103.79 ¥)
14.10 $
(95.00 ¥)
     -8.47 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.89 $
(26.19 ¥)
0.98 $
(6.58 ¥)
     -74.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.06 $
(27.35 ¥)
2.08 $
(14.00 ¥)
     -48.82 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(101.09 ¥)
3.93 $
(26.50 ¥)
     -73.79 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(18.53 ¥)
0.59 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -78.42 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.00 $
(869.38 ¥)
29.68 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -77.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 $
(28.64 ¥)
2.23 $
(15.00 ¥)
     -47.63 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(20.22 ¥)
0.72 $
(4.83 ¥)
     -76.12 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.50 $
(219.03 ¥)
8.90 $
(60.00 ¥)
     -72.61 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.96 $
(33.46 ¥)
4.69 $
(31.58 ¥)
     -5.62 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(168,485.00 ¥)
19,289.55 $
(130,000.00 ¥)
     -22.84 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,149.48 $
(162,752.99 ¥)
22,085.97 $
(148,846.15 ¥)
     -8.54 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 161.97 $
(1,091.61 ¥)
66.71 $
(449.59 ¥)
     -58.81 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.69 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.18 ¥)
     -74.03 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.62 $
(448.96 ¥)
16.99 $
(114.50 ¥)
     -74.50 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.56 $
(684.47 ¥)
69.32 $
(467.21 ¥)
     -31.74 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37.50 $
(252.73 ¥)
16.98 $
(114.41 ¥)
     -54.73 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $
(121.31 ¥)
8.90 $
(60.00 ¥)
     -50.54 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,250.37 $
(15,166.15 ¥)
1,382.17 $
(9,315.00 ¥)
     -38.58 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 41,333.33 $
(278,561.87 ¥)
27,437.03 $
(184,909.09 ¥)
     -33.62 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.13 $
(412.00 ¥)
75.35 $
(507.79 ¥)
     +23.25 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 59.10 $
(398.33 ¥)
37.13 $
(250.23 ¥)
     -37.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.85 $
(632.48 ¥)
97.35 $
(656.10 ¥)
     +3.73 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.52 $
(1,000.96 ¥)
127.61 $
(860.00 ¥)
     -14.08 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,951.03 $
(26,627.60 ¥)
1,187.39 $
(8,002.33 ¥)
     -69.95 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,339.74 $
(15,768.42 ¥)
665.24 $
(4,483.33 ¥)
     -71.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,152.94 $
(48,206.53 ¥)
3,126.33 $
(21,069.62 ¥)
     -56.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,238.67 $
(28,566.07 ¥)
1,639.15 $
(11,046.88 ¥)
     -61.33 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,429.94 $
(9,636.94 ¥)
1,722.80 $
(11,610.62 ¥)
     +20.48 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 853.35 $
(5,751.09 ¥)
888.34 $
(5,986.85 ¥)
     +4.10 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,486.58 $
(43,715.65 ¥)
1,434.23 $
(9,665.85 ¥)
     -77.89 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.21 5.04      -3.18 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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