Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and China Reverse

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Consumer Prices in China are 40.97% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in China are 47.69% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in China are 60.65% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in China are 59.78% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in China are 35.34% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in China is 43.72% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit China Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(96.97 ¥)
3.09 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -79.38 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 58.00 $
(374.96 ¥)
24.75 $
(160.00 ¥)
     -57.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(51.72 ¥)
5.41 $
(35.00 ¥)
     -32.33 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(32.32 ¥)
1.08 $
(7.00 ¥)
     -78.34 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(38.79 ¥)
2.78 $
(18.00 ¥)
     -53.60 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.27 $
(27.63 ¥)
4.04 $
(26.11 ¥)
     -5.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.90 $
(12.27 ¥)
0.52 $
(3.35 ¥)
     -72.67 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.53 $
(9.92 ¥)
0.33 $
(2.12 ¥)
     -78.59 %
Markets
United States Edit China Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 $
(20.87 ¥)
7.82 $
(50.55 ¥)
     +142.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.46 $
(15.91 ¥)
1.52 $
(9.80 ¥)
     -38.42 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.81 $
(11.72 ¥)
0.47 $
(3.03 ¥)
     -74.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.31 $
(14.95 ¥)
1.91 $
(12.34 ¥)
     -17.43 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.00 $
(32.31 ¥)
6.30 $
(40.72 ¥)
     +26.03 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.12 $
(26.66 ¥)
1.91 $
(12.34 ¥)
     -53.69 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.69 $
(36.77 ¥)
5.60 $
(36.19 ¥)
     -1.59 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(13.27 ¥)
0.90 $
(5.84 ¥)
     -55.95 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(4.58 ¥)
0.61 $
(3.97 ¥)
     -13.26 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(11.68 ¥)
0.84 $
(5.43 ¥)
     -53.52 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(12.53 ¥)
0.57 $
(3.68 ¥)
     -70.60 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(7.63 ¥)
0.41 $
(2.62 ¥)
     -65.62 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(7.65 ¥)
0.43 $
(2.80 ¥)
     -63.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $
(10.52 ¥)
0.65 $
(4.18 ¥)
     -60.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.81 $
(11.68 ¥)
0.67 $
(4.32 ¥)
     -62.99 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(77.58 ¥)
11.76 $
(76.00 ¥)
     -2.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $
(15.42 ¥)
0.84 $
(5.42 ¥)
     -64.83 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 $
(18.18 ¥)
2.05 $
(13.25 ¥)
     -27.14 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(51.72 ¥)
3.09 $
(20.00 ¥)
     -61.33 %
Transportation
United States Edit China Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(14.55 ¥)
0.31 $
(2.00 ¥)
     -86.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $
(426.68 ¥)
19.47 $
(125.87 ¥)
     -70.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(21.01 ¥)
1.55 $
(10.00 ¥)
     -52.41 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(17.46 ¥)
0.62 $
(4.02 ¥)
     -76.95 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(193.95 ¥)
5.80 $
(37.50 ¥)
     -80.66 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.53 $
(16.36 ¥)
4.12 $
(26.63 ¥)
     +62.80 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(148,692.70 ¥)
21,655.40 $
(140,000.00 ¥)
     -5.85 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,537.71 $
(139,239.16 ¥)
20,178.23 $
(130,450.23 ¥)
     -6.31 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit China Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 163.51 $
(1,057.09 ¥)
56.92 $
(368.00 ¥)
     -65.19 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(0.89 ¥)
0.03 $
(0.18 ¥)
     -79.93 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.51 $
(423.54 ¥)
14.79 $
(95.63 ¥)
     -77.42 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit China Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.00 $
(239.20 ¥)
38.40 $
(248.23 ¥)
     +3.78 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.87 $
(102.60 ¥)
12.72 $
(82.26 ¥)
     -19.82 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(77.58 ¥)
6.96 $
(45.00 ¥)
     -41.99 %
Childcare
United States Edit China Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 934.05 $
(6,038.55 ¥)
503.99 $
(3,258.27 ¥)
     -46.04 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,805.99 $
(102,184.15 ¥)
18,324.23 $
(118,464.33 ¥)
     +15.93 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit China Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.79 $
(283.07 ¥)
66.31 $
(428.66 ¥)
     +51.43 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.52 $
(229.62 ¥)
37.78 $
(244.24 ¥)
     +6.36 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.83 $
(490.23 ¥)
90.35 $
(584.11 ¥)
     +19.15 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.55 $
(617.74 ¥)
93.83 $
(606.60 ¥)
     -1.80 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit China Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,339.40 $
(8,659.08 ¥)
497.33 $
(3,215.21 ¥)
     -62.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,079.63 $
(6,979.67 ¥)
293.99 $
(1,900.61 ¥)
     -72.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,150.94 $
(13,905.59 ¥)
1,068.47 $
(6,907.55 ¥)
     -50.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,722.78 $
(11,137.60 ¥)
615.60 $
(3,979.78 ¥)
     -64.27 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit China Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $
(2,133.39 ¥)
720.96 $
(4,660.93 ¥)
     +118.48 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 197.38 $
(1,276.05 ¥)
361.47 $
(2,336.84 ¥)
     +83.13 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit China Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,525.36 $
(22,791.08 ¥)
1,037.72 $
(6,708.74 ¥)
     -70.56 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.12 5.15      +24.96 %
Last update: March 2021February 2021
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