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Chenmai vs Shanghai
Che vs Sha

Average net salary (After tax)

Shanghai
Chenmai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Che
Outside city centre
Sha
Che

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Che
Outside city centre
Sha
Che

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sha
Che
Outside city centre
Sha
Che

Mortgage rates

Shanghai
4.5%
Chenmai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Shanghai
Chenmai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sha
Che

Mobile phone data

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

Sha
Che

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sha
Che

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sha
Che

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Shanghai
Chenmai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sha
Che
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Shanghai
Chenmai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sha
Che
Lettuce 1 head
Sha
Che
Tomatoes 1kg
Sha
Che

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sha
Che
Oranges 1 head
Sha
Che
Bananas 1kg
Sha
Che

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Shanghai
4.5%
Chenmai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 17.14% higher than in Chenmai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sha
Che
Market 0.5L bottle
Sha
Che

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sha
Che
Market 0.33L bottle
Sha
Che

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Shanghai
5
Chenmai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sha
Che

Summer dress

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

Sha
Che

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Shanghai
$15.33
Chenmai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Che $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Che $4,070.74/mth