Cost of Living Comparison Between China and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 69.52% higher than in China (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 90.79% higher than in China
Rent Prices in United States are 151.55% higher than in China
Restaurant Prices in United States are 156.51% higher than in China
Groceries Prices in United States are 53.42% higher than in China
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 78.37% higher than in China
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Restaurants
China Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ¥
(3.11 $)
96.61 ¥
(15.00 $)
     +383.06 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 ¥
(23.29 $)
386.45 ¥
(60.00 $)
     +157.63 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥
(5.43 $)
51.53 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +47.22 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 ¥
(1.09 $)
32.20 ¥
(5.00 $)
     +360.06 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.00 ¥
(2.79 $)
38.64 ¥
(6.00 $)
     +114.69 %
Cappuccino (regular) 25.97 ¥
(4.03 $)
27.60 ¥
(4.29 $)
     +6.28 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.27 ¥
(0.51 $)
12.26 ¥
(1.90 $)
     +275.36 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 ¥
(0.33 $)
9.90 ¥
(1.54 $)
     +370.48 %
Markets
China Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 50.48 ¥
(7.84 $)
20.82 ¥
(3.23 $)
     -58.75 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 10.00 ¥
(1.55 $)
15.96 ¥
(2.48 $)
     +59.70 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.06 ¥
(0.48 $)
11.61 ¥
(1.80 $)
     +278.93 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.54 ¥
(1.95 $)
14.85 ¥
(2.31 $)
     +18.40 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 41.31 ¥
(6.41 $)
32.27 ¥
(5.01 $)
     -21.89 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.37 ¥
(1.92 $)
26.69 ¥
(4.14 $)
     +115.68 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 36.44 ¥
(5.66 $)
36.69 ¥
(5.70 $)
     +0.69 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.71 ¥
(0.89 $)
13.22 ¥
(2.05 $)
     +131.46 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.97 ¥
(0.62 $)
4.55 ¥
(0.71 $)
     +14.58 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.38 ¥
(0.83 $)
11.61 ¥
(1.80 $)
     +115.91 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.67 ¥
(0.57 $)
12.47 ¥
(1.94 $)
     +239.75 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.56 ¥
(0.40 $)
7.54 ¥
(1.17 $)
     +194.10 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.80 ¥
(0.43 $)
7.59 ¥
(1.18 $)
     +170.94 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.15 ¥
(0.64 $)
10.54 ¥
(1.64 $)
     +154.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.32 ¥
(0.67 $)
11.64 ¥
(1.81 $)
     +169.57 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 78.50 ¥
(12.19 $)
77.29 ¥
(12.00 $)
     -1.54 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.46 ¥
(0.85 $)
15.63 ¥
(2.43 $)
     +186.23 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.46 ¥
(2.09 $)
18.16 ¥
(2.82 $)
     +34.89 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ¥
(3.11 $)
51.53 ¥
(8.00 $)
     +157.63 %
Transportation
China Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥
(0.31 $)
14.49 ¥
(2.25 $)
     +624.59 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 ¥
(18.63 $)
418.65 ¥
(65.00 $)
     +248.88 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ¥
(1.55 $)
20.93 ¥
(3.25 $)
     +109.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.86 ¥
(0.60 $)
16.91 ¥
(2.63 $)
     +337.73 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 37.50 ¥
(5.82 $)
193.22 ¥
(30.00 $)
     +415.26 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.56 ¥
(4.12 $)
16.46 ¥
(2.56 $)
     -38.03 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 140,000.00 ¥
(21,736.43 $)
148,138.40 ¥
(23,000.00 $)
     +5.81 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 131,247.63 ¥
(20,377.54 $)
139,056.26 ¥
(21,589.90 $)
     +5.95 %
Utilities (Monthly)
China Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 370.29 ¥
(57.49 $)
1,059.14 ¥
(164.44 $)
     +186.03 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 ¥
(0.03 $)
0.90 ¥
(0.14 $)
     +395.30 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 94.22 ¥
(14.63 $)
423.44 ¥
(65.74 $)
     +349.43 %
Sports And Leisure
China Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 250.36 ¥
(38.87 $)
238.69 ¥
(37.06 $)
     -4.66 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 80.74 ¥
(12.54 $)
100.97 ¥
(15.68 $)
     +25.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 ¥
(6.99 $)
77.29 ¥
(12.00 $)
     +71.75 %
Childcare
China Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,289.19 ¥
(510.68 $)
6,028.44 ¥
(935.98 $)
     +83.28 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 117,574.62 ¥
(18,254.66 $)
101,079.82 ¥
(15,693.67 $)
     -14.03 %
Clothing And Shoes
China Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 423.80 ¥
(65.80 $)
282.20 ¥
(43.81 $)
     -33.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 242.73 ¥
(37.69 $)
228.52 ¥
(35.48 $)
     -5.86 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 586.11 ¥
(91.00 $)
489.26 ¥
(75.96 $)
     -16.52 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 602.47 ¥
(93.54 $)
618.62 ¥
(96.05 $)
     +2.68 %
Rent Per Month
China Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,204.03 ¥
(497.46 $)
8,620.21 ¥
(1,338.38 $)
     +169.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,916.56 ¥
(297.57 $)
6,962.47 ¥
(1,080.99 $)
     +263.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,044.69 ¥
(1,093.76 $)
13,870.73 ¥
(2,153.57 $)
     +96.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,985.45 ¥
(618.78 $)
11,173.90 ¥
(1,734.86 $)
     +180.37 %
Buy Apartment Price
China Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,736.29 ¥
(735.36 $)
2,143.02 ¥
(332.73 $)
     -54.75 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,352.97 ¥
(365.32 $)
1,279.17 ¥
(198.60 $)
     -45.64 %
Salaries And Financing
China Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,717.35 ¥
(1,042.94 $)
22,860.24 ¥
(3,549.29 $)
     +240.32 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.13 4.05      -20.93 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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