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Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Beijing 

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Consumer Prices in Beijing are 54.45% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Beijing are 58.41% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Beijing are 62.73% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Beijing are 63.11% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Beijing are 56.98% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Beijing is 38.63% lower than in New York, NY
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  New York, NYBeijingDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(137.58 ¥)
4.36 $
(30.00 ¥)
     -78.19 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(550.32 ¥)
29.07 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -63.66 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(61.91 ¥)
5.09 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -43.47 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(48.15 ¥)
1.74 $
(12.00 ¥)
     -75.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(55.03 ¥)
3.63 $
(25.00 ¥)
     -54.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.59 $
(31.55 ¥)
4.52 $
(31.08 ¥)
     -1.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $
(13.59 ¥)
0.55 $
(3.78 ¥)
     -72.22 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 $
(11.01 ¥)
0.36 $
(2.48 ¥)
     -77.49 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.28 $
(29.47 ¥)
6.83 $
(46.98 ¥)
     +59.41 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.54 $
(24.38 ¥)
1.56 $
(10.74 ¥)
     -55.97 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.06 $
(21.02 ¥)
0.54 $
(3.73 ¥)
     -82.28 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.56 $
(24.51 ¥)
1.89 $
(13.00 ¥)
     -46.97 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.22 $
(49.66 ¥)
7.26 $
(49.97 ¥)
     +0.63 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.95 $
(40.90 ¥)
1.52 $
(10.47 ¥)
     -74.41 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.05 $
(48.53 ¥)
3.90 $
(26.81 ¥)
     -44.76 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.66 $
(18.32 ¥)
0.82 $
(5.63 ¥)
     -69.29 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.08 $
(7.40 ¥)
0.60 $
(4.16 ¥)
     -43.81 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.76 $
(18.96 ¥)
0.85 $
(5.86 ¥)
     -69.10 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.68 $
(18.44 ¥)
0.52 $
(3.59 ¥)
     -80.52 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.80 $
(12.35 ¥)
0.34 $
(2.36 ¥)
     -80.93 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.57 $
(10.78 ¥)
0.35 $
(2.40 ¥)
     -77.69 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.25 $
(15.45 ¥)
0.73 $
(5.00 ¥)
     -67.64 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $
(15.81 ¥)
0.63 $
(4.30 ¥)
     -72.81 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(103.18 ¥)
14.54 $
(100.00 ¥)
     -3.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $
(14.90 ¥)
0.81 $
(5.60 ¥)
     -62.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 $
(19.86 ¥)
2.23 $
(15.33 ¥)
     -22.77 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $
(96.31 ¥)
2.91 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -79.23 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(18.92 ¥)
0.58 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -78.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 122.00 $
(839.24 ¥)
29.07 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -76.17 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(17.20 ¥)
1.89 $
(13.00 ¥)
     -24.41 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.73 $
(18.75 ¥)
0.54 $
(3.70 ¥)
     -80.25 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(206.37 ¥)
7.27 $
(50.00 ¥)
     -75.77 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.04 $
(20.94 ¥)
3.97 $
(27.29 ¥)
     +30.33 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $
(150,271.75 ¥)
20,351.80 $
(140,000.00 ¥)
     -6.84 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,200.50 $
(145,838.24 ¥)
17,288.85 $
(118,930.00 ¥)
     -18.45 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.74 $
(968.14 ¥)
62.79 $
(431.95 ¥)
     -55.38 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $
(0.51 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.20 ¥)
     -60.69 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.73 $
(438.37 ¥)
12.88 $
(88.60 ¥)
     -79.79 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.79 $
(555.78 ¥)
46.22 $
(317.93 ¥)
     -42.80 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.61 $
(224.32 ¥)
20.78 $
(142.94 ¥)
     -36.28 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(110.06 ¥)
8.72 $
(60.00 ¥)
     -45.49 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,370.17 $
(16,304.42 ¥)
717.78 $
(4,937.63 ¥)
     -69.72 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,782.61 $
(259,906.57 ¥)
20,317.88 $
(139,766.70 ¥)
     -46.22 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.95 $
(371.13 ¥)
66.12 $
(454.85 ¥)
     +22.56 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.25 $
(263.12 ¥)
36.28 $
(249.60 ¥)
     -5.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.68 $
(582.53 ¥)
82.52 $
(567.63 ¥)
     -2.56 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.55 $
(877.44 ¥)
89.20 $
(613.58 ¥)
     -30.07 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,093.36 $
(21,279.20 ¥)
1,044.82 $
(7,187.29 ¥)
     -66.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,994.92 $
(13,723.06 ¥)
678.82 $
(4,669.62 ¥)
     -65.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,375.84 $
(43,859.43 ¥)
2,392.64 $
(16,458.97 ¥)
     -62.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,465.45 $
(23,838.86 ¥)
1,448.53 $
(9,964.42 ¥)
     -58.20 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,332.00 $
(9,162.83 ¥)
1,394.69 $
(9,594.08 ¥)
     +4.71 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 583.54 $
(4,014.15 ¥)
711.27 $
(4,892.85 ¥)
     +21.89 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,712.82 $
(32,419.49 ¥)
1,202.83 $
(8,274.30 ¥)
     -74.48 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.30 5.05      +17.59 %
Last update: July 2019July 2019
Contributors:500207
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD