Cost of Living Comparison Between China and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 117.7% higher than in China (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 149.4% higher than in China
Rent Prices in United States are 239.4% higher than in China
Restaurant Prices in United States are 230.5% higher than in China
Groceries Prices in United States are 99.8% higher than in China
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 90.4% higher than in China
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Restaurants
China Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 ¥
(3.47 $)
143.90 ¥
(20.00 $)
     +475.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.00 ¥
(25.02 $)
539.62 ¥
(75.00 $)
     +199.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 36.35 ¥
(5.05 $)
75.55 ¥
(10.50 $)
     +107.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 ¥
(0.97 $)
43.17 ¥
(6.00 $)
     +516.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.00 ¥
(2.50 $)
50.36 ¥
(7.00 $)
     +179.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 24.36 ¥
(3.39 $)
36.55 ¥
(5.08 $)
     +50.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.34 ¥
(0.46 $)
17.75 ¥
(2.47 $)
     +430.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 ¥
(0.30 $)
14.65 ¥
(2.04 $)
     +586.4 %
Markets
China Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 53.83 ¥
(7.48 $)
28.84 ¥
(4.01 $)
     -46.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 10.67 ¥
(1.48 $)
23.22 ¥
(3.23 $)
     +117.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.16 ¥
(0.44 $)
14.80 ¥
(2.06 $)
     +368.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.59 ¥
(1.75 $)
26.79 ¥
(3.72 $)
     +112.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 43.04 ¥
(5.98 $)
41.90 ¥
(5.82 $)
     -2.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.82 ¥
(1.64 $)
39.60 ¥
(5.50 $)
     +235.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 38.99 ¥
(5.42 $)
52.08 ¥
(7.24 $)
     +33.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.96 ¥
(0.83 $)
17.33 ¥
(2.41 $)
     +191.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 4.44 ¥
(0.62 $)
5.48 ¥
(0.76 $)
     +23.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.13 ¥
(0.71 $)
14.65 ¥
(2.04 $)
     +185.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.94 ¥
(0.55 $)
15.99 ¥
(2.22 $)
     +305.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.56 ¥
(0.36 $)
9.84 ¥
(1.37 $)
     +283.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.03 ¥
(0.42 $)
9.90 ¥
(1.38 $)
     +227.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.56 ¥
(0.63 $)
15.49 ¥
(2.15 $)
     +239.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.04 ¥
(0.56 $)
15.63 ¥
(2.17 $)
     +287.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 82.50 ¥
(11.47 $)
107.92 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +30.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.83 ¥
(0.81 $)
12.56 ¥
(1.75 $)
     +115.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.89 ¥
(1.79 $)
25.43 ¥
(3.53 $)
     +97.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥
(3.47 $)
71.95 ¥
(10.00 $)
     +187.8 %
Transportation
China Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 ¥
(0.42 $)
17.99 ¥
(2.50 $)
     +499.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥
(27.80 $)
518.03 ¥
(72.00 $)
     +159.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ¥
(1.39 $)
26.98 ¥
(3.75 $)
     +169.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 ¥
(0.56 $)
20.15 ¥
(2.80 $)
     +400.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ¥
(6.95 $)
215.85 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +331.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32.41 ¥
(4.50 $)
26.29 ¥
(3.65 $)
     -18.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥
(20,848.10 $)
237,431.70 ¥
(33,000.00 $)
     +58.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 133,642.77 ¥
(18,574.65 $)
187,314.20 ¥
(26,034.30 $)
     +40.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
China Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 387.32 ¥
(53.83 $)
1,480.11 ¥
(205.72 $)
     +282.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 92.90 ¥
(12.91 $)
368.29 ¥
(51.19 $)
     +296.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 88.29 ¥
(12.27 $)
510.05 ¥
(70.89 $)
     +477.7 %
Sports And Leisure
China Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 315.93 ¥
(43.91 $)
341.44 ¥
(47.46 $)
     +8.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 113.78 ¥
(15.81 $)
163.18 ¥
(22.68 $)
     +43.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ¥
(6.95 $)
100.73 ¥
(14.00 $)
     +101.5 %
Childcare
China Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,740.75 ¥
(519.92 $)
9,925.14 ¥
(1,379.47 $)
     +165.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 146,781.04 ¥
(20,400.71 $)
167,349.28 ¥
(23,259.43 $)
     +14.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
China Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 383.85 ¥
(53.35 $)
376.44 ¥
(52.32 $)
     -1.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 240.04 ¥
(33.36 $)
313.49 ¥
(43.57 $)
     +30.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 555.15 ¥
(77.16 $)
636.64 ¥
(88.48 $)
     +14.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 610.44 ¥
(84.84 $)
823.24 ¥
(114.42 $)
     +34.9 %
Rent Per Month
China Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,666.51 ¥
(509.60 $)
12,766.34 ¥
(1,774.36 $)
     +248.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,972.66 ¥
(274.17 $)
10,437.67 ¥
(1,450.70 $)
     +429.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,416.47 ¥
(1,169.78 $)
21,334.25 ¥
(2,965.19 $)
     +153.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,159.16 ¥
(578.07 $)
17,275.52 ¥
(2,401.08 $)
     +315.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
China Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,920.47 ¥
(683.88 $)
2,316.91 ¥
(322.02 $)
     -52.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,605.56 ¥
(362.14 $)
1,848.27 ¥
(256.89 $)
     -29.1 %
Salaries And Financing
China Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,876.33 ¥
(955.72 $)
32,659.74 ¥
(4,539.29 $)
     +375.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.68 6.56      +40.2 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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