Cost of Living Comparison Between China and Japan Reverse

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Cost of Living in Japan is 45.7% higher than in China (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Japan is 36.6% higher than in China
Rent Prices in Japan are 10.6% higher than in China
Restaurant Prices in Japan are 36.3% higher than in China
Groceries Prices in Japan are 45.8% higher than in China
Local Purchasing Power in Japan is 61.8% higher than in China
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Restaurants
China Edit Japan Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 CNY
(547.06 JPY)
45.70 CNY
(1,000.00 JPY)
     +82.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 CNY
(4,376.45 JPY)
274.19 CNY
(6,000.00 JPY)
     +37.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 37.75 CNY
(826.05 JPY)
34.27 CNY
(750.00 JPY)
     -9.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 CNY
(153.18 JPY)
18.28 CNY
(400.00 JPY)
     +161.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 CNY
(328.23 JPY)
22.85 CNY
(500.00 JPY)
     +52.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 23.54 CNY
(515.14 JPY)
20.63 CNY
(451.35 JPY)
     -12.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.37 CNY
(73.63 JPY)
7.01 CNY
(153.36 JPY)
     +108.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 CNY
(46.71 JPY)
5.17 CNY
(113.17 JPY)
     +142.3 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 53.32 CNY
(1,166.69 JPY)
37.24 CNY
(814.96 JPY)
     -30.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 10.81 CNY
(236.44 JPY)
9.44 CNY
(206.68 JPY)
     -12.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.14 CNY
(68.69 JPY)
11.23 CNY
(245.77 JPY)
     +257.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.37 CNY
(270.62 JPY)
15.01 CNY
(328.46 JPY)
     +21.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 42.37 CNY
(927.06 JPY)
34.85 CNY
(762.64 JPY)
     -17.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.54 CNY
(252.54 JPY)
19.36 CNY
(423.74 JPY)
     +67.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 38.40 CNY
(840.23 JPY)
51.33 CNY
(1,123.23 JPY)
     +33.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 6.02 CNY
(131.81 JPY)
14.50 CNY
(317.40 JPY)
     +140.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 4.43 CNY
(96.99 JPY)
7.21 CNY
(157.78 JPY)
     +62.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.24 CNY
(114.71 JPY)
13.19 CNY
(288.54 JPY)
     +151.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.96 CNY
(86.72 JPY)
13.51 CNY
(295.64 JPY)
     +240.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.54 CNY
(55.66 JPY)
8.18 CNY
(178.95 JPY)
     +221.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.05 CNY
(66.80 JPY)
7.25 CNY
(158.62 JPY)
     +137.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.50 CNY
(98.44 JPY)
8.69 CNY
(190.10 JPY)
     +93.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.04 CNY
(88.38 JPY)
5.76 CNY
(125.96 JPY)
     +42.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 CNY
(1,750.58 JPY)
45.70 CNY
(1,000.00 JPY)
     -42.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.82 CNY
(127.42 JPY)
13.86 CNY
(303.25 JPY)
     +138.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.82 CNY
(280.43 JPY)
18.38 CNY
(402.26 JPY)
     +43.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 CNY
(547.06 JPY)
27.42 CNY
(600.00 JPY)
     +9.7 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 CNY
(65.65 JPY)
10.05 CNY
(220.00 JPY)
     +235.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 CNY
(4,376.45 JPY)
365.59 CNY
(8,000.00 JPY)
     +82.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 CNY
(218.82 JPY)
26.51 CNY
(580.00 JPY)
     +165.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 CNY
(88.04 JPY)
30.52 CNY
(667.88 JPY)
     +658.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.90 CNY
(1,004.40 JPY)
155.38 CNY
(3,400.00 JPY)
     +238.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32.21 CNY
(704.81 JPY)
29.52 CNY
(645.96 JPY)
     -8.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 149,000.00 CNY
(3,260,454.90 JPY)
152,726.54 CNY
(3,342,000.00 JPY)
     +2.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 130,866.83 CNY
(2,863,660.45 JPY)
115,909.07 CNY
(2,536,350.94 JPY)
     -11.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
China Edit Japan Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 378.98 CNY
(8,293.02 JPY)
1,142.68 CNY
(25,004.38 JPY)
     +201.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 87.81 CNY
(1,921.38 JPY)
177.98 CNY
(3,894.61 JPY)
     +102.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 88.06 CNY
(1,927.05 JPY)
228.81 CNY
(5,006.82 JPY)
     +159.8 %
Sports And Leisure
China Edit Japan Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 310.49 CNY
(6,794.25 JPY)
387.59 CNY
(8,481.29 JPY)
     +24.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 109.36 CNY
(2,393.06 JPY)
114.42 CNY
(2,503.82 JPY)
     +4.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 CNY
(1,094.11 JPY)
82.26 CNY
(1,800.00 JPY)
     +64.5 %
Childcare
China Edit Japan Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,480.78 CNY
(76,167.34 JPY)
2,493.38 CNY
(54,560.83 JPY)
     -28.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 143,185.43 CNY
(3,133,219.12 JPY)
88,713.29 CNY
(1,941,246.27 JPY)
     -38.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
China Edit Japan Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 367.55 CNY
(8,042.79 JPY)
294.30 CNY
(6,439.91 JPY)
     -19.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 236.71 CNY
(5,179.80 JPY)
209.12 CNY
(4,576.10 JPY)
     -11.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 548.55 CNY
(12,003.40 JPY)
391.91 CNY
(8,575.76 JPY)
     -28.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 588.01 CNY
(12,867.03 JPY)
552.78 CNY
(12,096.05 JPY)
     -6.0 %
Rent Per Month
China Edit Japan Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,777.87 CNY
(82,668.22 JPY)
3,957.53 CNY
(86,599.76 JPY)
     +4.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,057.36 CNY
(45,019.74 JPY)
2,598.39 CNY
(56,858.53 JPY)
     +26.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,083.76 CNY
(176,890.79 JPY)
8,219.68 CNY
(179,865.04 JPY)
     +1.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,178.57 CNY
(91,436.45 JPY)
5,237.13 CNY
(114,600.17 JPY)
     +25.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
China Edit Japan Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,798.23 CNY
(104,996.11 JPY)
3,871.46 CNY
(84,716.33 JPY)
     -19.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,507.53 CNY
(54,870.39 JPY)
2,281.98 CNY
(49,934.78 JPY)
     -9.0 %
Salaries And Financing
China Edit Japan Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,667.93 CNY
(145,909.36 JPY)
14,730.78 CNY
(322,342.63 JPY)
     +120.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.59 1.83      -60.2 %
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