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Auckland vs Shanghai
Akl vs Sha

Average net salary (After tax)

Shanghai
Auckland

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Akl
Outside city centre
Sha
Akl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Akl
Outside city centre
Sha
Akl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sha
Akl
Outside city centre
Sha
Akl

Mortgage rates

Shanghai
4.5%
Auckland
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Shanghai
Auckland

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sha
Akl

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Sha
Akl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sha
Akl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sha
Akl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Shanghai
Auckland

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sha
Akl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Sha
Akl
White bread 500g
Sha
Akl
Eggs 12
Sha
Akl
White rice 1kg
Sha
Akl

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Shanghai
Auckland

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Sha
Akl
Beef round 1kg
Sha
Akl
Local cheese 1kg
Sha
Akl

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sha
Akl
Lettuce 1 head
Sha
Akl
Tomatoes 1kg
Sha
Akl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sha
Akl
Oranges 1 head
Sha
Akl
Bananas 1kg
Sha
Akl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Sha $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Sha $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Shanghai
4.5%
Auckland
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 17.14% higher than in Auckland

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Sha $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Sha $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Sha $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sha
Akl
Market 0.5L bottle
Sha
Akl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sha
Akl
Market 0.33L bottle
Sha
Akl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Shanghai
5
Auckland

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sha
Akl

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Sha
Akl

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Sha
Akl
1 pair men's leather shoes
Sha
Akl

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Shanghai
$15.33
Auckland
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth