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Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Shanghai 

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Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 48.95% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 57.57% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 66.97% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 58.87% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 45.56% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 37.66% lower than in New York, NY
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  New York, NYShanghaiDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(135.58 ¥)
5.16 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -74.18 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(542.30 ¥)
36.88 $
(250.00 ¥)
     -53.90 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(61.01 ¥)
5.16 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -42.63 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(47.45 ¥)
1.48 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -78.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(54.23 ¥)
2.95 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -63.12 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.47 $
(30.30 ¥)
4.42 $
(29.94 ¥)
     -1.20 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 $
(14.63 ¥)
0.63 $
(4.30 ¥)
     -70.59 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 $
(12.01 ¥)
0.38 $
(2.55 ¥)
     -78.79 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.45 $
(30.17 ¥)
9.38 $
(63.58 ¥)
     +110.72 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.59 $
(24.31 ¥)
2.03 $
(13.75 ¥)
     -43.45 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.92 $
(19.79 ¥)
0.49 $
(3.32 ¥)
     -83.24 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.36 $
(22.78 ¥)
2.46 $
(16.67 ¥)
     -26.81 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.91 $
(46.82 ¥)
8.29 $
(56.21 ¥)
     +20.07 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.07 $
(41.12 ¥)
2.56 $
(17.35 ¥)
     -57.82 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.00 $
(47.46 ¥)
5.42 $
(36.74 ¥)
     -22.59 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.97 $
(20.12 ¥)
1.05 $
(7.12 ¥)
     -64.62 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $
(6.53 ¥)
0.74 $
(5.01 ¥)
     -23.22 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.61 $
(17.67 ¥)
1.11 $
(7.55 ¥)
     -57.28 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.66 $
(18.05 ¥)
0.70 $
(4.72 ¥)
     -73.82 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 $
(11.24 ¥)
0.60 $
(4.04 ¥)
     -64.01 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.39 $
(9.45 ¥)
0.67 $
(4.54 ¥)
     -51.98 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.31 $
(15.66 ¥)
0.61 $
(4.14 ¥)
     -73.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 $
(16.75 ¥)
0.64 $
(4.33 ¥)
     -74.13 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(101.68 ¥)
14.75 $
(100.00 ¥)
     -1.65 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.18 $
(14.77 ¥)
0.87 $
(5.88 ¥)
     -60.17 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 $
(18.01 ¥)
2.18 $
(14.79 ¥)
     -17.89 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $
(94.90 ¥)
2.95 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -78.93 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(18.64 ¥)
0.59 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -78.54 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 121.00 $
(820.23 ¥)
29.50 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -75.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(16.95 ¥)
2.07 $
(14.00 ¥)
     -17.39 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(20.34 ¥)
0.61 $
(4.10 ¥)
     -79.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(203.36 ¥)
5.53 $
(37.50 ¥)
     -81.56 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.04 $
(20.58 ¥)
4.00 $
(27.10 ¥)
     +31.66 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(149,133.60 ¥)
20,652.62 $
(140,000.00 ¥)
     -6.12 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,522.55 $
(139,118.26 ¥)
18,666.86 $
(126,538.89 ¥)
     -9.04 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.15 $
(970.36 ¥)
55.66 $
(377.33 ¥)
     -61.11 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $
(0.62 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.19 ¥)
     -69.01 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.68 $
(418.08 ¥)
17.60 $
(119.33 ¥)
     -71.46 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 86.54 $
(586.64 ¥)
45.25 $
(306.73 ¥)
     -47.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.12 $
(272.00 ¥)
10.33 $
(70.00 ¥)
     -74.26 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(108.46 ¥)
8.85 $
(60.00 ¥)
     -44.68 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,341.41 $
(15,871.97 ¥)
551.81 $
(3,740.58 ¥)
     -76.43 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,238.10 $
(252,429.60 ¥)
22,997.39 $
(155,894.74 ¥)
     -38.24 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.92 $
(358.72 ¥)
78.23 $
(530.31 ¥)
     +47.83 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.77 $
(269.60 ¥)
34.44 $
(233.48 ¥)
     -13.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.98 $
(589.64 ¥)
92.08 $
(624.16 ¥)
     +5.85 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.24 $
(882.85 ¥)
104.96 $
(711.50 ¥)
     -19.41 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,139.74 $
(21,283.69 ¥)
990.40 $
(6,713.73 ¥)
     -68.46 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,994.74 $
(13,521.95 ¥)
505.88 $
(3,429.27 ¥)
     -74.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,475.81 $
(43,898.23 ¥)
2,323.42 $
(15,750.00 ¥)
     -64.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,377.60 $
(22,896.07 ¥)
1,130.98 $
(7,666.67 ¥)
     -66.52 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,387.08 $
(9,402.71 ¥)
1,343.64 $
(9,108.29 ¥)
     -3.13 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 562.70 $
(3,814.43 ¥)
682.39 $
(4,625.76 ¥)
     +21.27 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,570.38 $
(30,981.72 ¥)
1,208.96 $
(8,195.31 ¥)
     -73.55 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.20 5.07      +20.79 %
Last update: January 2019January 2019
Contributors:546259
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Currency: USD