Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Shanghai 

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Consumer Prices in Shanghai are 48.18% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shanghai are 51.56% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Shanghai are 55.52% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 60.13% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Shanghai are 44.53% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Shanghai is 47.05% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(129.33 ¥)
4.64 $
(30.00 ¥)
     -76.80 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(646.67 ¥)
44.85 $
(290.00 ¥)
     -55.15 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(58.20 ¥)
6.19 $
(40.00 ¥)
     -31.27 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(51.73 ¥)
1.55 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -80.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.28 $
(60.01 ¥)
3.09 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -66.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.77 $
(30.86 ¥)
4.27 $
(27.60 ¥)
     -10.55 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $
(14.84 ¥)
0.58 $
(3.76 ¥)
     -74.63 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 $
(12.06 ¥)
0.38 $
(2.47 ¥)
     -79.53 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.52 $
(29.20 ¥)
10.31 $
(66.68 ¥)
     +128.36 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.61 $
(23.36 ¥)
2.26 $
(14.60 ¥)
     -37.50 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.41 $
(15.58 ¥)
0.61 $
(3.94 ¥)
     -74.69 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 $
(21.37 ¥)
2.50 $
(16.18 ¥)
     -24.31 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.31 $
(40.80 ¥)
7.35 $
(47.52 ¥)
     +16.48 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.93 $
(38.37 ¥)
2.54 $
(16.42 ¥)
     -57.19 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.84 $
(50.72 ¥)
6.58 $
(42.54 ¥)
     -16.13 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.66 $
(17.21 ¥)
1.18 $
(7.63 ¥)
     -55.70 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.33 $
(8.57 ¥)
0.83 $
(5.35 ¥)
     -37.57 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.66 $
(17.22 ¥)
1.18 $
(7.62 ¥)
     -55.74 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.96 $
(19.13 ¥)
0.64 $
(4.14 ¥)
     -78.37 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.00 $
(12.91 ¥)
0.48 $
(3.11 ¥)
     -75.88 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.91 $
(12.36 ¥)
0.47 $
(3.05 ¥)
     -75.35 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.44 $
(15.78 ¥)
0.89 $
(5.77 ¥)
     -63.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.21 $
(14.30 ¥)
0.72 $
(4.62 ¥)
     -67.67 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(97.00 ¥)
15.31 $
(99.00 ¥)
     +2.06 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.17 $
(20.50 ¥)
0.87 $
(5.64 ¥)
     -72.47 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.31 $
(21.39 ¥)
2.51 $
(16.21 ¥)
     -24.24 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(97.00 ¥)
3.25 $
(21.00 ¥)
     -78.35 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(17.78 ¥)
0.62 $
(4.00 ¥)
     -77.51 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 $
(840.67 ¥)
30.93 $
(200.00 ¥)
     -76.21 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(22.63 ¥)
2.16 $
(14.00 ¥)
     -38.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(19.40 ¥)
0.70 $
(4.51 ¥)
     -76.77 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(194.00 ¥)
5.80 $
(37.50 ¥)
     -80.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.95 $
(19.07 ¥)
4.04 $
(26.14 ¥)
     +37.08 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,110.00 $
(155,912.14 ¥)
21,649.37 $
(140,000.00 ¥)
     -10.21 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,518.28 $
(145,618.95 ¥)
22,913.77 $
(148,176.47 ¥)
     +1.76 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.19 $
(1,035.87 ¥)
62.75 $
(405.77 ¥)
     -60.83 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(0.65 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.22 ¥)
     -66.56 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.83 $
(419.20 ¥)
16.33 $
(105.60 ¥)
     -74.81 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 112.57 $
(727.93 ¥)
70.00 $
(452.65 ¥)
     -37.82 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.62 $
(249.71 ¥)
13.00 $
(84.09 ¥)
     -66.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(109.93 ¥)
8.51 $
(55.00 ¥)
     -49.97 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,575.82 $
(16,657.03 ¥)
1,231.52 $
(7,963.89 ¥)
     -52.19 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,769.23 $
(237,775.58 ¥)
28,886.45 $
(186,800.00 ¥)
     -21.44 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.15 $
(401.89 ¥)
78.30 $
(506.32 ¥)
     +25.98 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.88 $
(309.62 ¥)
43.41 $
(280.71 ¥)
     -9.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94.31 $
(609.90 ¥)
100.68 $
(651.04 ¥)
     +6.74 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 138.38 $
(894.89 ¥)
123.71 $
(800.00 ¥)
     -10.60 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,064.70 $
(19,818.48 ¥)
1,309.63 $
(8,469.01 ¥)
     -57.27 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,107.62 $
(13,629.35 ¥)
711.14 $
(4,598.75 ¥)
     -66.26 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,219.61 $
(40,220.34 ¥)
3,075.93 $
(19,891.10 ¥)
     -50.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,546.83 $
(22,936.31 ¥)
1,542.30 $
(9,973.56 ¥)
     -56.52 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,433.56 $
(9,270.42 ¥)
1,571.31 $
(10,161.19 ¥)
     +9.61 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 765.20 $
(4,948.34 ¥)
751.01 $
(4,856.56 ¥)
     -1.85 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Shanghai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,296.75 $
(40,719.16 ¥)
1,614.86 $
(10,442.85 ¥)
     -74.35 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.45 4.97      +44.11 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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