Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Beijing 

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Consumer Prices in Beijing are 53.70% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Beijing are 57.51% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Beijing are 61.94% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Beijing are 63.26% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Beijing are 54.34% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Beijing is 49.63% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(129.23 ¥)
5.42 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -72.92 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(646.15 ¥)
33.27 $
(215.00 ¥)
     -66.73 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(58.15 ¥)
5.42 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -39.81 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.81 $
(50.46 ¥)
1.55 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -80.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $
(58.15 ¥)
3.10 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -65.61 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.77 $
(30.81 ¥)
4.53 $
(29.27 ¥)
     -4.99 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 $
(14.08 ¥)
0.55 $
(3.53 ¥)
     -74.92 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.84 $
(11.90 ¥)
0.33 $
(2.14 ¥)
     -82.04 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.54 $
(29.37 ¥)
7.13 $
(46.06 ¥)
     +56.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.57 $
(23.07 ¥)
1.53 $
(9.86 ¥)
     -57.25 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.41 $
(15.57 ¥)
0.51 $
(3.30 ¥)
     -78.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.16 $
(20.43 ¥)
2.09 $
(13.52 ¥)
     -33.82 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.97 $
(38.58 ¥)
7.18 $
(46.37 ¥)
     +20.19 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.80 $
(37.44 ¥)
1.59 $
(10.25 ¥)
     -72.62 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.69 $
(49.71 ¥)
5.63 $
(36.39 ¥)
     -26.79 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.63 $
(17.02 ¥)
0.87 $
(5.61 ¥)
     -67.07 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.30 $
(8.39 ¥)
0.64 $
(4.13 ¥)
     -50.77 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.66 $
(17.21 ¥)
0.78 $
(5.06 ¥)
     -70.59 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.88 $
(18.61 ¥)
0.50 $
(3.21 ¥)
     -82.77 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.96 $
(12.65 ¥)
0.34 $
(2.18 ¥)
     -82.74 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.91 $
(12.35 ¥)
0.37 $
(2.37 ¥)
     -80.84 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 $
(15.62 ¥)
0.78 $
(5.04 ¥)
     -67.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.18 $
(14.06 ¥)
0.70 $
(4.52 ¥)
     -67.83 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(96.92 ¥)
12.38 $
(80.00 ¥)
     -17.46 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.15 $
(20.36 ¥)
0.82 $
(5.29 ¥)
     -74.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.24 $
(20.90 ¥)
2.20 $
(14.20 ¥)
     -32.07 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(96.92 ¥)
3.10 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -79.36 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(17.77 ¥)
0.62 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -77.49 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 $
(840.00 ¥)
30.95 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -76.19 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(22.62 ¥)
2.01 $
(13.00 ¥)
     -42.52 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(19.38 ¥)
0.57 $
(3.70 ¥)
     -80.90 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(193.84 ¥)
6.19 $
(40.00 ¥)
     -79.36 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.89 $
(18.65 ¥)
4.02 $
(25.98 ¥)
     +39.33 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,055.00 $
(155,431.38 ¥)
21,666.80 $
(140,000.00 ¥)
     -9.93 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,700.54 $
(140,218.02 ¥)
20,024.90 $
(129,390.91 ¥)
     -7.72 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.03 $
(995.24 ¥)
51.17 $
(330.66 ¥)
     -66.78 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.65 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.21 ¥)
     -68.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.09 $
(433.49 ¥)
18.32 $
(118.35 ¥)
     -72.70 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 110.07 $
(711.24 ¥)
58.48 $
(377.89 ¥)
     -46.87 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.25 $
(266.54 ¥)
26.48 $
(171.08 ¥)
     -35.81 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(109.85 ¥)
8.51 $
(55.00 ¥)
     -49.93 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,594.98 $
(16,767.48 ¥)
882.45 $
(5,701.96 ¥)
     -65.99 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,923.08 $
(245,039.96 ¥)
25,381.10 $
(164,000.00 ¥)
     -33.07 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.57 $
(404.28 ¥)
70.89 $
(458.08 ¥)
     +13.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.72 $
(295.42 ¥)
37.56 $
(242.70 ¥)
     -17.84 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.02 $
(594.57 ¥)
87.38 $
(564.58 ¥)
     -5.04 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 136.32 $
(880.83 ¥)
111.73 $
(721.96 ¥)
     -18.04 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,047.55 $
(19,691.75 ¥)
1,097.92 $
(7,094.24 ¥)
     -63.97 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,050.29 $
(13,247.97 ¥)
625.78 $
(4,043.48 ¥)
     -69.48 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,247.28 $
(40,366.83 ¥)
2,508.94 $
(16,211.54 ¥)
     -59.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,502.46 $
(22,631.13 ¥)
1,417.76 $
(9,160.87 ¥)
     -59.52 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,378.26 $
(8,905.60 ¥)
1,518.37 $
(9,810.97 ¥)
     +10.17 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 714.52 $
(4,616.90 ¥)
728.79 $
(4,709.09 ¥)
     +2.00 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Beijing Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,628.11 $
(42,827.55 ¥)
1,418.56 $
(9,166.00 ¥)
     -78.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.53 5.22      +48.08 %
Last update: August 2021July 2021
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