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Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Shanghai 

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Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 48.96% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 56.33% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 64.34% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 62.42% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 46.37% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 42.03% lower than in New York, NY
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  New York, NYShanghaiDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(137.58 ¥)
5.09 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -74.56 %
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 ¥)
1.45 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -79.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(55.03 ¥)
3.27 $
(22.50 ¥)
     -59.11 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.59 $
(31.55 ¥)
4.31 $
(29.64 ¥)
     -6.05 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $
(13.59 ¥)
0.61 $
(4.20 ¥)
     -69.12 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 $
(11.01 ¥)
0.38 $
(2.65 ¥)
     -75.96 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.28 $
(29.47 ¥)
9.95 $
(68.43 ¥)
     +132.16 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.54 $
(24.38 ¥)
1.95 $
(13.42 ¥)
     -44.95 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.06 $
(21.02 ¥)
0.60 $
(4.11 ¥)
     -80.43 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.56 $
(24.51 ¥)
2.64 $
(18.19 ¥)
     -25.80 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.22 $
(49.66 ¥)
6.71 $
(46.13 ¥)
     -7.10 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.95 $
(40.90 ¥)
2.35 $
(16.18 ¥)
     -60.45 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.05 $
(48.53 ¥)
5.52 $
(37.99 ¥)
     -21.72 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.66 $
(18.32 ¥)
1.19 $
(8.16 ¥)
     -55.46 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.08 $
(7.40 ¥)
0.94 $
(6.44 ¥)
     -12.95 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.76 $
(18.96 ¥)
1.18 $
(8.09 ¥)
     -57.34 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.68 $
(18.44 ¥)
0.69 $
(4.76 ¥)
     -74.18 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.80 $
(12.35 ¥)
0.62 $
(4.23 ¥)
     -65.72 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.57 $
(10.78 ¥)
0.63 $
(4.35 ¥)
     -59.60 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.25 $
(15.45 ¥)
0.61 $
(4.20 ¥)
     -72.82 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $
(15.81 ¥)
0.73 $
(5.03 ¥)
     -68.20 %
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 ¥)
0.77 $
(5.29 ¥)
     -64.54 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.89 $
(19.86 ¥)
2.24 $
(15.42 ¥)
     -22.35 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 $
(96.31 ¥)
3.13 $
(21.50 ¥)
     -77.68 %
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 ¥)
2.04 $
(14.00 ¥)
     -18.59 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.73 $
(18.75 ¥)
0.61 $
(4.18 ¥)
     -77.68 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(206.37 ¥)
5.45 $
(37.50 ¥)
     -81.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.04 $
(20.94 ¥)
4.03 $
(27.72 ¥)
     +32.39 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $
(150,271.75 ¥)
21,805.49 $
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -0.18 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,200.50 $
(145,838.24 ¥)
18,839.95 $
(129,600.00 ¥)
     -11.13 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.74 $
(968.14 ¥)
65.31 $
(449.26 ¥)
     -53.60 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $
(0.51 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.18 ¥)
     -65.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.73 $
(438.37 ¥)
15.40 $
(105.96 ¥)
     -75.83 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.79 $
(555.78 ¥)
49.02 $
(337.18 ¥)
     -39.33 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.61 $
(224.32 ¥)
11.66 $
(80.24 ¥)
     -64.23 %
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 ¥)
639.99 $
(4,402.52 ¥)
     -73.00 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,782.61 $
(259,906.57 ¥)
24,999.75 $
(171,973.25 ¥)
     -33.83 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.95 $
(371.13 ¥)
68.37 $
(470.29 ¥)
     +26.72 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.25 $
(263.12 ¥)
34.52 $
(237.46 ¥)
     -9.75 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.68 $
(582.53 ¥)
93.61 $
(643.94 ¥)
     +10.54 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.55 $
(877.44 ¥)
100.94 $
(694.37 ¥)
     -20.86 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,093.36 $
(21,279.20 ¥)
1,068.06 $
(7,347.19 ¥)
     -65.47 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,994.92 $
(13,723.06 ¥)
534.88 $
(3,679.41 ¥)
     -73.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,375.84 $
(43,859.43 ¥)
2,486.32 $
(17,103.41 ¥)
     -61.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,465.45 $
(23,838.86 ¥)
1,234.58 $
(8,492.66 ¥)
     -64.37 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,332.00 $
(9,162.83 ¥)
1,233.08 $
(8,482.38 ¥)
     -7.43 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 583.54 $
(4,014.15 ¥)
642.76 $
(4,421.53 ¥)
     +10.15 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,712.82 $
(32,419.49 ¥)
1,193.17 $
(8,207.79 ¥)
     -74.68 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.30 4.97      +15.58 %
Last update: July 2019July 2019
Contributors:500288
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Currency: USD