Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Beijing 

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Consumer Prices in Beijing are 52.75% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Beijing are 57.92% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Beijing are 63.54% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Beijing are 64.54% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Beijing are 53.06% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Beijing is 43.95% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.50 $
(132.88 ¥)
5.01 $
(32.50 ¥)
     -75.54 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(648.19 ¥)
30.86 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -69.14 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $
(61.58 ¥)
5.40 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -43.16 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 $
(48.61 ¥)
1.85 $
(12.00 ¥)
     -75.32 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.45 $
(54.78 ¥)
3.86 $
(25.00 ¥)
     -54.36 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.79 $
(31.06 ¥)
4.54 $
(29.41 ¥)
     -5.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 $
(13.80 ¥)
0.55 $
(3.55 ¥)
     -74.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 $
(11.20 ¥)
0.35 $
(2.30 ¥)
     -79.47 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.53 $
(29.34 ¥)
7.17 $
(46.45 ¥)
     +58.30 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.50 $
(22.71 ¥)
1.69 $
(10.97 ¥)
     -51.72 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.57 $
(16.66 ¥)
0.53 $
(3.43 ¥)
     -79.40 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.37 $
(21.85 ¥)
2.10 $
(13.59 ¥)
     -37.81 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.76 $
(43.79 ¥)
7.76 $
(50.27 ¥)
     +14.80 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.35 $
(41.15 ¥)
1.57 $
(10.21 ¥)
     -75.20 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.70 $
(49.93 ¥)
4.90 $
(31.75 ¥)
     -36.41 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.78 $
(18.04 ¥)
0.96 $
(6.20 ¥)
     -65.65 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.28 $
(8.27 ¥)
0.69 $
(4.44 ¥)
     -46.31 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.44 $
(15.82 ¥)
0.92 $
(5.96 ¥)
     -62.34 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.65 $
(17.19 ¥)
0.58 $
(3.79 ¥)
     -77.95 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.95 $
(12.61 ¥)
0.39 $
(2.53 ¥)
     -79.91 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.81 $
(11.72 ¥)
0.37 $
(2.43 ¥)
     -79.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.24 $
(14.52 ¥)
0.82 $
(5.29 ¥)
     -63.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.09 $
(13.55 ¥)
0.68 $
(4.40 ¥)
     -67.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(97.23 ¥)
15.43 $
(100.00 ¥)
     +2.85 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.06 $
(19.84 ¥)
0.89 $
(5.77 ¥)
     -70.90 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 $
(19.53 ¥)
2.27 $
(14.71 ¥)
     -24.66 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(97.23 ¥)
3.09 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -79.43 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(17.83 ¥)
0.62 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -77.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $
(823.20 ¥)
30.86 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -75.70 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(22.69 ¥)
2.01 $
(13.00 ¥)
     -42.70 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(19.45 ¥)
0.57 $
(3.70 ¥)
     -80.96 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $
(226.87 ¥)
7.71 $
(50.00 ¥)
     -77.96 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.63 $
(17.06 ¥)
4.06 $
(26.35 ¥)
     +54.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(142,601.80 ¥)
21,598.61 $
(140,000.00 ¥)
     -1.82 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,305.99 $
(138,103.28 ¥)
18,665.24 $
(120,986.21 ¥)
     -12.39 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.98 $
(959.18 ¥)
59.97 $
(388.69 ¥)
     -59.48 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(0.71 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.19 ¥)
     -72.71 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.71 $
(432.41 ¥)
16.22 $
(105.15 ¥)
     -75.68 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 85.76 $
(555.90 ¥)
55.00 $
(356.47 ¥)
     -35.87 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.75 $
(238.21 ¥)
21.85 $
(141.64 ¥)
     -40.54 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.99 $
(110.13 ¥)
7.71 $
(50.00 ¥)
     -54.60 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,479.17 $
(16,069.75 ¥)
760.22 $
(4,927.65 ¥)
     -69.34 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,200.00 $
(254,090.48 ¥)
24,595.34 $
(159,424.52 ¥)
     -37.26 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.48 $
(385.51 ¥)
72.77 $
(471.72 ¥)
     +22.36 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.47 $
(268.78 ¥)
37.90 $
(245.65 ¥)
     -8.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.22 $
(578.33 ¥)
86.95 $
(563.61 ¥)
     -2.55 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.11 $
(849.87 ¥)
113.02 $
(732.62 ¥)
     -13.80 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,312.05 $
(21,468.37 ¥)
1,135.80 $
(7,362.16 ¥)
     -65.71 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,026.87 $
(13,137.97 ¥)
654.57 $
(4,242.86 ¥)
     -67.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,716.92 $
(43,538.40 ¥)
2,393.93 $
(15,517.24 ¥)
     -64.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,559.71 $
(23,073.71 ¥)
1,509.24 $
(9,782.76 ¥)
     -57.60 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,515.09 $
(9,820.65 ¥)
1,504.92 $
(9,754.74 ¥)
     -0.67 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 747.74 $
(4,846.76 ¥)
735.57 $
(4,767.88 ¥)
     -1.63 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,111.21 $
(39,612.24 ¥)
1,441.47 $
(9,343.48 ¥)
     -76.41 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.77 5.24      +38.96 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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