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Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Beijing 

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Consumer Prices in Beijing are 55.30% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Beijing are 60.85% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Beijing are 66.70% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Beijing are 64.21% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Beijing are 57.35% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Beijing is 37.19% lower than in New York, NY
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  New York, NYBeijingDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(141.55 ¥)
4.24 $
(30.00 ¥)
     -78.81 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(566.20 ¥)
28.26 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -64.68 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(63.70 ¥)
4.95 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -45.05 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(49.54 ¥)
1.70 $
(12.00 ¥)
     -75.78 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(56.62 ¥)
3.39 $
(24.00 ¥)
     -57.61 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.54 $
(32.15 ¥)
4.41 $
(31.24 ¥)
     -2.83 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $
(14.04 ¥)
0.53 $
(3.72 ¥)
     -73.52 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 $
(12.04 ¥)
0.34 $
(2.38 ¥)
     -80.21 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.33 $
(30.66 ¥)
6.65 $
(47.03 ¥)
     +53.39 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.46 $
(24.51 ¥)
1.57 $
(11.08 ¥)
     -54.77 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.81 $
(19.90 ¥)
0.54 $
(3.82 ¥)
     -80.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.62 $
(25.65 ¥)
1.82 $
(12.89 ¥)
     -49.75 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.97 $
(49.36 ¥)
6.92 $
(48.96 ¥)
     -0.79 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.03 $
(42.67 ¥)
1.51 $
(10.66 ¥)
     -75.02 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.72 $
(47.54 ¥)
3.85 $
(27.26 ¥)
     -42.67 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.72 $
(19.28 ¥)
0.84 $
(5.97 ¥)
     -69.06 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.06 $
(7.48 ¥)
0.63 $
(4.47 ¥)
     -40.24 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.73 $
(19.35 ¥)
0.87 $
(6.14 ¥)
     -68.28 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.75 $
(19.48 ¥)
0.51 $
(3.60 ¥)
     -81.53 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.81 $
(12.78 ¥)
0.33 $
(2.34 ¥)
     -81.71 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.55 $
(10.96 ¥)
0.33 $
(2.35 ¥)
     -78.55 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.26 $
(16.01 ¥)
0.68 $
(4.82 ¥)
     -69.91 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $
(16.34 ¥)
0.63 $
(4.43 ¥)
     -72.87 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(106.16 ¥)
14.13 $
(100.00 ¥)
     -5.80 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $
(16.38 ¥)
0.77 $
(5.47 ¥)
     -66.60 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.84 $
(20.11 ¥)
2.22 $
(15.73 ¥)
     -21.75 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $
(99.08 ¥)
2.83 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -79.82 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(19.46 ¥)
0.57 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -79.45 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $
(898.84 ¥)
28.26 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -77.75 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.67 $
(18.93 ¥)
1.84 $
(13.00 ¥)
     -31.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.78 $
(19.64 ¥)
0.52 $
(3.70 ¥)
     -81.15 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(212.32 ¥)
5.65 $
(40.00 ¥)
     -81.16 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.00 $
(21.25 ¥)
3.82 $
(27.03 ¥)
     +27.24 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $
(154,607.99 ¥)
19,781.00 $
(140,000.00 ¥)
     -9.45 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,481.81 $
(144,959.99 ¥)
16,914.10 $
(119,709.52 ¥)
     -17.42 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 130.16 $
(921.21 ¥)
59.88 $
(423.81 ¥)
     -53.99 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.68 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.19 ¥)
     -71.85 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.53 $
(449.61 ¥)
13.32 $
(94.27 ¥)
     -79.03 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71.54 $
(506.35 ¥)
45.31 $
(320.69 ¥)
     -36.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.33 $
(235.92 ¥)
19.60 $
(138.75 ¥)
     -41.19 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(113.24 ¥)
7.63 $
(54.00 ¥)
     -52.31 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,333.46 $
(16,515.05 ¥)
655.72 $
(4,640.85 ¥)
     -71.90 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,565.22 $
(272,945.33 ¥)
19,872.43 $
(140,647.13 ¥)
     -48.47 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.41 $
(385.08 ¥)
66.45 $
(470.32 ¥)
     +22.14 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.07 $
(269.42 ¥)
34.82 $
(246.41 ¥)
     -8.54 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.28 $
(603.59 ¥)
77.12 $
(545.81 ¥)
     -9.57 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 123.98 $
(877.46 ¥)
93.93 $
(664.76 ¥)
     -24.24 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,117.59 $
(22,064.74 ¥)
1,023.92 $
(7,246.78 ¥)
     -67.16 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,027.66 $
(14,350.74 ¥)
641.03 $
(4,536.89 ¥)
     -68.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,488.36 $
(45,921.35 ¥)
2,138.39 $
(15,134.48 ¥)
     -67.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,689.09 $
(26,109.55 ¥)
1,299.86 $
(9,199.77 ¥)
     -64.76 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,342.65 $
(9,502.63 ¥)
1,357.06 $
(9,604.59 ¥)
     +1.07 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 615.75 $
(4,358.00 ¥)
673.43 $
(4,766.17 ¥)
     +9.37 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,872.16 $
(34,482.68 ¥)
1,197.95 $
(8,478.51 ¥)
     -75.41 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.19 5.06      +20.93 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:515212
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD