Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Beijing 

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Consumer Prices in Beijing are 52.8% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Beijing are 58.5% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Beijing are 64.8% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Beijing are 67.8% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Beijing are 54.4% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Beijing is 36.7% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(169.63 ¥)
4.42 $
(30.00 ¥)
     -82.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(678.53 ¥)
32.42 $
(220.00 ¥)
     -67.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.55 $
(71.62 ¥)
5.90 $
(40.00 ¥)
     -44.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(54.28 ¥)
1.47 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -81.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(67.85 ¥)
4.42 $
(30.00 ¥)
     -55.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.22 $
(35.39 ¥)
4.66 $
(31.62 ¥)
     -10.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 $
(18.65 ¥)
0.54 $
(3.65 ¥)
     -80.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 $
(14.65 ¥)
0.45 $
(3.04 ¥)
     -79.2 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.74 $
(32.13 ¥)
8.09 $
(54.87 ¥)
     +70.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.85 $
(26.09 ¥)
2.03 $
(13.76 ¥)
     -47.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.64 $
(24.67 ¥)
0.59 $
(4.01 ¥)
     -83.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.64 $
(31.49 ¥)
1.98 $
(13.42 ¥)
     -57.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.56 $
(51.31 ¥)
6.24 $
(42.37 ¥)
     -17.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.98 $
(54.13 ¥)
1.85 $
(12.58 ¥)
     -76.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.55 $
(64.78 ¥)
5.92 $
(40.18 ¥)
     -38.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.58 $
(17.48 ¥)
0.99 $
(6.74 ¥)
     -61.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $
(7.13 ¥)
0.92 $
(6.26 ¥)
     -12.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 $
(15.89 ¥)
0.99 $
(6.69 ¥)
     -57.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.79 $
(18.93 ¥)
0.74 $
(5.03 ¥)
     -73.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.88 $
(12.75 ¥)
0.44 $
(2.96 ¥)
     -76.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 $
(11.65 ¥)
0.51 $
(3.45 ¥)
     -70.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.79 $
(18.90 ¥)
0.94 $
(6.38 ¥)
     -66.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $
(16.66 ¥)
0.65 $
(4.44 ¥)
     -73.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 $
(122.14 ¥)
14.74 $
(100.00 ¥)
     -18.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.16 $
(21.44 ¥)
1.13 $
(7.64 ¥)
     -64.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.93 $
(26.68 ¥)
2.56 $
(17.36 ¥)
     -34.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $
(108.56 ¥)
4.42 $
(30.00 ¥)
     -72.4 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(18.66 ¥)
0.74 $
(5.00 ¥)
     -73.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.00 $
(875.30 ¥)
44.21 $
(300.00 ¥)
     -65.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 $
(30.53 ¥)
2.06 $
(14.00 ¥)
     -54.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(20.36 ¥)
0.71 $
(4.83 ¥)
     -76.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(203.56 ¥)
11.79 $
(80.00 ¥)
     -60.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.16 $
(28.23 ¥)
4.85 $
(32.89 ¥)
     +16.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 $
(176,417.80 ¥)
25,422.60 $
(172,500.00 ¥)
     -2.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,213.80 $
(164,297.90 ¥)
23,548.70 $
(159,785.00 ¥)
     -2.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177.57 $
(1,204.88 ¥)
58.11 $
(394.27 ¥)
     -67.3 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.71 ¥)
0.04 $
(0.29 ¥)
     -59.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.86 $
(467.22 ¥)
22.41 $
(152.05 ¥)
     -67.5 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.18 $
(686.55 ¥)
58.92 $
(399.78 ¥)
     -41.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.00 $
(257.84 ¥)
34.60 $
(234.76 ¥)
     -9.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $
(122.14 ¥)
10.32 $
(70.00 ¥)
     -42.7 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,264.64 $
(15,366.26 ¥)
993.04 $
(6,738.10 ¥)
     -56.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,909.09 $
(270,795.15 ¥)
28,336.66 $
(192,272.73 ¥)
     -29.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.01 $
(434.35 ¥)
69.72 $
(473.10 ¥)
     +8.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.81 $
(385.47 ¥)
46.91 $
(318.27 ¥)
     -17.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.46 $
(647.70 ¥)
91.54 $
(621.12 ¥)
     -4.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.60 $
(1,008.29 ¥)
127.68 $
(866.38 ¥)
     -14.1 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,807.64 $
(25,836.00 ¥)
1,174.74 $
(7,970.97 ¥)
     -69.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,377.40 $
(16,131.34 ¥)
642.47 $
(4,359.38 ¥)
     -73.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,096.94 $
(48,154.86 ¥)
2,812.12 $
(19,081.08 ¥)
     -60.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,035.40 $
(27,381.40 ¥)
1,466.41 $
(9,950.00 ¥)
     -63.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,326.45 $
(9,000.36 ¥)
1,684.91 $
(11,432.65 ¥)
     +27.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 861.69 $
(5,846.80 ¥)
923.60 $
(6,266.91 ¥)
     +7.2 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,905.49 $
(40,070.49 ¥)
1,549.91 $
(10,516.59 ¥)
     -73.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.66 4.99      -11.8 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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