Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Shanghai 

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Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 62.1% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 67.6% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 73.5% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 75.0% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 56.4% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 22.2% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $
(216.71 ¥)
4.50 $
(32.50 ¥)
     -85.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $
(939.07 ¥)
34.61 $
(250.00 ¥)
     -73.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(86.68 ¥)
5.26 $
(38.00 ¥)
     -56.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(57.79 ¥)
1.38 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -82.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.00 $
(79.46 ¥)
2.77 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -74.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.72 $
(41.29 ¥)
3.67 $
(26.48 ¥)
     -35.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.17 $
(22.91 ¥)
0.53 $
(3.80 ¥)
     -83.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.33 $
(16.85 ¥)
0.31 $
(2.26 ¥)
     -86.6 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.65 $
(40.78 ¥)
9.47 $
(68.43 ¥)
     +67.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.39 $
(31.68 ¥)
1.80 $
(13.02 ¥)
     -58.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.40 $
(24.57 ¥)
0.49 $
(3.54 ¥)
     -85.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.22 $
(37.68 ¥)
1.77 $
(12.75 ¥)
     -66.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.64 $
(55.20 ¥)
7.86 $
(56.79 ¥)
     +2.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.93 $
(50.09 ¥)
1.64 $
(11.86 ¥)
     -76.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.99 $
(64.96 ¥)
5.62 $
(40.62 ¥)
     -37.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.10 $
(22.41 ¥)
1.04 $
(7.54 ¥)
     -66.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $
(6.94 ¥)
0.75 $
(5.43 ¥)
     -21.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.53 $
(18.25 ¥)
0.90 $
(6.50 ¥)
     -64.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.93 $
(21.14 ¥)
0.69 $
(5.02 ¥)
     -76.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.81 $
(13.05 ¥)
0.44 $
(3.16 ¥)
     -75.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.69 $
(12.20 ¥)
0.48 $
(3.47 ¥)
     -71.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.95 $
(21.30 ¥)
0.88 $
(6.34 ¥)
     -70.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.52 $
(18.22 ¥)
0.57 $
(4.09 ¥)
     -77.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $
(144.47 ¥)
13.84 $
(100.00 ¥)
     -30.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.53 $
(18.26 ¥)
0.85 $
(6.13 ¥)
     -66.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.86 $
(27.85 ¥)
1.81 $
(13.10 ¥)
     -53.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $
(122.80 ¥)
3.46 $
(25.00 ¥)
     -79.6 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $
(20.95 ¥)
0.55 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -80.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $
(953.52 ¥)
34.61 $
(250.00 ¥)
     -73.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
(36.12 ¥)
2.21 $
(16.00 ¥)
     -55.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(25.28 ¥)
0.67 $
(4.83 ¥)
     -80.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 $
(245.60 ¥)
8.31 $
(60.00 ¥)
     -75.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.85 $
(27.84 ¥)
4.43 $
(32.00 ¥)
     +14.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 $
(252,826.00 ¥)
20,765.27 $
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -40.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,356.86 $
(204,838.60 ¥)
18,214.37 $
(131,573.33 ¥)
     -35.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 187.85 $
(1,356.99 ¥)
57.53 $
(415.58 ¥)
     -69.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 68.17 $
(492.45 ¥)
13.10 $
(94.62 ¥)
     -80.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 71.82 $
(518.78 ¥)
18.07 $
(130.53 ¥)
     -74.8 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 147.95 $
(1,068.76 ¥)
76.73 $
(554.27 ¥)
     -48.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 93.12 $
(672.70 ¥)
17.19 $
(124.17 ¥)
     -81.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $
(144.47 ¥)
8.31 $
(60.00 ¥)
     -58.5 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,123.56 $
(22,563.32 ¥)
1,190.76 $
(8,601.59 ¥)
     -61.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 58,000.00 $
(418,968.80 ¥)
27,659.34 $
(199,800.00 ¥)
     -52.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72.17 $
(521.36 ¥)
58.03 $
(419.19 ¥)
     -19.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.24 $
(348.45 ¥)
35.49 $
(256.35 ¥)
     -26.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.23 $
(731.27 ¥)
77.51 $
(559.93 ¥)
     -23.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 169.09 $
(1,221.42 ¥)
104.83 $
(757.27 ¥)
     -38.0 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,379.49 $
(31,635.66 ¥)
1,000.07 $
(7,224.14 ¥)
     -77.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,939.81 $
(21,235.99 ¥)
509.69 $
(3,681.82 ¥)
     -82.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,009.44 $
(65,080.62 ¥)
2,757.42 $
(19,918.52 ¥)
     -69.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,710.00 $
(34,023.16 ¥)
1,315.13 $
(9,500.00 ¥)
     -72.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,769.57 $
(12,782.66 ¥)
1,522.99 $
(11,001.46 ¥)
     -13.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,222.23 $
(8,828.87 ¥)
835.47 $
(6,035.07 ¥)
     -31.6 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,946.08 $
(42,952.12 ¥)
1,498.75 $
(10,826.37 ¥)
     -74.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.74 4.70      -30.4 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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