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Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Shanghai 

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Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 50.23% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 58.50% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 67.22% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 63.58% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 47.42% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 41.66% lower than in New York, NY
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  New York, NYShanghaiDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(141.87 ¥)
4.93 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -75.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(567.48 ¥)
28.19 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -64.76 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(63.84 ¥)
4.93 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -45.18 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(49.65 ¥)
1.41 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -79.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(56.75 ¥)
2.82 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -64.76 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.59 $
(32.59 ¥)
4.18 $
(29.65 ¥)
     -9.00 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $
(14.36 ¥)
0.59 $
(4.15 ¥)
     -71.09 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.68 $
(11.90 ¥)
0.38 $
(2.70 ¥)
     -77.34 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.31 $
(30.58 ¥)
9.70 $
(68.82 ¥)
     +125.07 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.52 $
(24.98 ¥)
1.82 $
(12.88 ¥)
     -48.46 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.95 $
(20.91 ¥)
0.58 $
(4.14 ¥)
     -80.19 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.57 $
(25.29 ¥)
2.42 $
(17.14 ¥)
     -32.23 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.26 $
(51.53 ¥)
6.29 $
(44.62 ¥)
     -13.41 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.89 $
(41.81 ¥)
2.20 $
(15.60 ¥)
     -62.68 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.82 $
(48.36 ¥)
5.83 $
(41.33 ¥)
     -14.55 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.72 $
(19.28 ¥)
1.24 $
(8.77 ¥)
     -54.52 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.08 $
(7.66 ¥)
0.93 $
(6.58 ¥)
     -14.11 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.72 $
(19.33 ¥)
1.12 $
(7.98 ¥)
     -58.73 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.74 $
(19.44 ¥)
0.70 $
(4.99 ¥)
     -74.33 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.86 $
(13.21 ¥)
0.54 $
(3.86 ¥)
     -70.80 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.56 $
(11.09 ¥)
0.59 $
(4.15 ¥)
     -62.53 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.23 $
(15.83 ¥)
0.68 $
(4.83 ¥)
     -69.47 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $
(16.38 ¥)
0.69 $
(4.86 ¥)
     -70.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(106.40 ¥)
14.10 $
(100.00 ¥)
     -6.02 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $
(15.35 ¥)
0.74 $
(5.21 ¥)
     -66.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.90 $
(20.54 ¥)
2.17 $
(15.42 ¥)
     -24.95 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.50 $
(102.86 ¥)
3.03 $
(21.50 ¥)
     -79.10 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(19.51 ¥)
0.56 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -79.49 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $
(900.87 ¥)
28.19 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -77.80 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(17.73 ¥)
1.97 $
(14.00 ¥)
     -21.05 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(19.15 ¥)
0.59 $
(4.18 ¥)
     -78.15 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(212.80 ¥)
5.29 $
(37.50 ¥)
     -82.38 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.04 $
(21.57 ¥)
3.87 $
(27.45 ¥)
     +27.25 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $
(154,957.51 ¥)
21,146.12 $
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -3.20 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,750.45 $
(147,193.35 ¥)
18,749.56 $
(133,000.00 ¥)
     -9.64 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 133.49 $
(946.93 ¥)
59.78 $
(424.06 ¥)
     -55.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 $
(0.59 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.19 ¥)
     -67.46 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.35 $
(449.38 ¥)
15.21 $
(107.90 ¥)
     -75.99 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 79.79 $
(566.02 ¥)
47.96 $
(340.23 ¥)
     -39.89 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.18 $
(235.38 ¥)
11.88 $
(84.25 ¥)
     -64.21 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(113.50 ¥)
8.46 $
(60.00 ¥)
     -47.13 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,337.15 $
(16,578.56 ¥)
645.39 $
(4,578.08 ¥)
     -72.39 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,217.39 $
(271,095.07 ¥)
24,079.31 $
(170,806.58 ¥)
     -36.99 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.58 $
(387.19 ¥)
61.08 $
(433.28 ¥)
     +11.90 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.02 $
(269.71 ¥)
33.32 $
(236.33 ¥)
     -12.37 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.03 $
(617.35 ¥)
87.11 $
(617.94 ¥)
     +0.10 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 125.64 $
(891.22 ¥)
98.43 $
(698.21 ¥)
     -21.66 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,139.50 $
(22,270.02 ¥)
1,019.88 $
(7,234.50 ¥)
     -67.51 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,051.59 $
(14,552.93 ¥)
502.80 $
(3,566.61 ¥)
     -75.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,577.33 $
(46,656.31 ¥)
2,328.55 $
(16,517.58 ¥)
     -64.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,637.93 $
(25,805.67 ¥)
1,168.65 $
(8,289.80 ¥)
     -67.88 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,289.44 $
(9,146.64 ¥)
1,192.36 $
(8,457.98 ¥)
     -7.53 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 575.19 $
(4,080.09 ¥)
619.15 $
(4,391.91 ¥)
     +7.64 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,925.71 $
(34,940.52 ¥)
1,192.57 $
(8,459.48 ¥)
     -75.79 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.27 5.03      +17.90 %
Last update: August 2019August 2019
Contributors:509287
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD