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Canberra vs Shanghai
Cbr vs Sha

Average net salary (After tax)

Shanghai
Canberra

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Cbr
Outside city centre
Sha
Cbr

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Cbr
Outside city centre
Sha
Cbr

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sha
Cbr
Outside city centre
Sha
Cbr

Mortgage rates

Shanghai
4.5%
Canberra
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Shanghai
Canberra

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sha
Cbr

Mobile phone data

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

Sha
Cbr

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sha
Cbr

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sha
Cbr

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Shanghai
Canberra

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sha
Cbr
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Shanghai
Canberra

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sha
Cbr
Lettuce 1 head
Sha
Cbr
Tomatoes 1kg
Sha
Cbr

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sha
Cbr
Oranges 1 head
Sha
Cbr
Bananas 1kg
Sha
Cbr

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Shanghai
4.5%
Canberra
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 17.14% higher than in Canberra

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sha
Cbr
Market 0.5L bottle
Sha
Cbr

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sha
Cbr
Market 0.33L bottle
Sha
Cbr

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Shanghai
5
Canberra

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sha
Cbr

Summer dress

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

Sha
Cbr

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Shanghai
$15.33
Canberra
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Cbr $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Cbr $4,070.74/mth