Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and Shanghai 

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Cost of Living in Shanghai is 51.7% lower than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Shanghai is 53.6% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 56.1% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 70.7% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 47.4% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 37.5% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit Shanghai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 24.03 $
(170.87 ¥)
4.92 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -79.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 $
(853.26 ¥)
35.16 $
(250.00 ¥)
     -70.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(85.33 ¥)
5.34 $
(38.00 ¥)
     -55.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(56.88 ¥)
1.41 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -82.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(71.11 ¥)
2.81 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -71.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.34 $
(37.96 ¥)
3.70 $
(26.33 ¥)
     -30.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.79 $
(19.83 ¥)
0.53 $
(3.78 ¥)
     -80.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.10 $
(14.93 ¥)
0.32 $
(2.26 ¥)
     -84.9 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit Shanghai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.55 $
(32.36 ¥)
9.73 $
(69.20 ¥)
     +113.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.67 $
(33.24 ¥)
1.83 $
(13.02 ¥)
     -60.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.59 $
(18.42 ¥)
0.50 $
(3.54 ¥)
     -80.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.91 $
(34.90 ¥)
1.79 $
(12.75 ¥)
     -63.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.13 $
(43.59 ¥)
7.99 $
(56.79 ¥)
     +30.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.43 $
(52.82 ¥)
1.67 $
(11.86 ¥)
     -77.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.29 $
(58.93 ¥)
5.71 $
(40.62 ¥)
     -31.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.53 $
(18.02 ¥)
1.06 $
(7.54 ¥)
     -58.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $
(7.49 ¥)
0.76 $
(5.43 ¥)
     -27.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.53 $
(10.90 ¥)
0.91 $
(6.50 ¥)
     -40.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.20 $
(15.62 ¥)
0.71 $
(5.02 ¥)
     -67.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 $
(9.95 ¥)
0.44 $
(3.16 ¥)
     -68.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.09 $
(7.76 ¥)
0.49 $
(3.47 ¥)
     -55.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.07 $
(14.74 ¥)
0.89 $
(6.34 ¥)
     -57.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $
(15.39 ¥)
0.58 $
(4.09 ¥)
     -73.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.99 $
(106.59 ¥)
14.06 $
(100.00 ¥)
     -6.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.60 $
(18.51 ¥)
0.86 $
(6.13 ¥)
     -66.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.88 $
(27.60 ¥)
1.84 $
(13.10 ¥)
     -52.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $
(85.33 ¥)
3.52 $
(25.00 ¥)
     -70.7 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit Shanghai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $
(12.44 ¥)
0.56 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -67.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.48 $
(593.57 ¥)
35.16 $
(250.00 ¥)
     -57.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.10 $
(22.04 ¥)
2.25 $
(16.00 ¥)
     -27.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(19.20 ¥)
0.68 $
(4.83 ¥)
     -74.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $
(207.56 ¥)
8.44 $
(60.00 ¥)
     -71.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.31 $
(37.77 ¥)
4.50 $
(32.00 ¥)
     -15.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $
(213,315.00 ¥)
21,095.56 $
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -29.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,886.65 $
(191,177.53 ¥)
18,504.09 $
(131,573.33 ¥)
     -31.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit Shanghai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 190.64 $
(1,355.55 ¥)
58.42 $
(415.36 ¥)
     -69.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.99 $
(476.34 ¥)
13.31 $
(94.62 ¥)
     -80.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.36 $
(528.72 ¥)
18.35 $
(130.47 ¥)
     -75.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit Shanghai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.36 $
(365.17 ¥)
76.33 $
(542.75 ¥)
     +48.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.40 $
(66.84 ¥)
17.46 $
(124.17 ¥)
     +85.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $
(127.99 ¥)
8.44 $
(60.00 ¥)
     -53.1 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit Shanghai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,950.00 $
(13,865.48 ¥)
1,209.70 $
(8,601.59 ¥)
     -38.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,750.00 $
(204,426.88 ¥)
28,099.29 $
(199,800.00 ¥)
     -2.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit Shanghai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.60 $
(438.01 ¥)
58.95 $
(419.19 ¥)
     -4.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.06 $
(313.30 ¥)
36.05 $
(256.35 ¥)
     -18.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 106.54 $
(757.54 ¥)
78.75 $
(559.93 ¥)
     -26.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 145.95 $
(1,037.79 ¥)
106.50 $
(757.27 ¥)
     -27.0 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit Shanghai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,464.52 $
(17,524.00 ¥)
1,015.98 $
(7,224.14 ¥)
     -58.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,094.00 $
(14,889.39 ¥)
517.80 $
(3,681.82 ¥)
     -75.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,642.78 $
(33,012.47 ¥)
2,801.28 $
(19,918.52 ¥)
     -39.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,717.50 $
(26,433.28 ¥)
1,336.05 $
(9,500.00 ¥)
     -64.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit Shanghai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 713.63 $
(5,074.23 ¥)
1,547.21 $
(11,001.46 ¥)
     +116.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 650.44 $
(4,624.98 ¥)
848.76 $
(6,035.07 ¥)
     +30.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit Shanghai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,324.81 $
(37,862.09 ¥)
1,544.33 $
(10,980.95 ¥)
     -71.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.71 4.68      -30.3 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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