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Copenhagen vs Shanghai
Cph vs Sha

Average net salary (After tax)

Shanghai
Copenhagen

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Cph
Outside city centre
Sha
Cph

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Cph
Outside city centre
Sha
Cph

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sha
Cph
Outside city centre
Sha
Cph

Mortgage rates

Shanghai
4.5%
Copenhagen
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Shanghai
Copenhagen

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sha
Cph

Mobile phone data

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

Sha
Cph

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sha
Cph

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sha
Cph

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Shanghai
Copenhagen

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sha
Cph
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Shanghai
Copenhagen

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sha
Cph
Lettuce 1 head
Sha
Cph
Tomatoes 1kg
Sha
Cph

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sha
Cph
Oranges 1 head
Sha
Cph
Bananas 1kg
Sha
Cph

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Shanghai
4.5%
Copenhagen
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 17.14% higher than in Copenhagen

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sha
Cph
Market 0.5L bottle
Sha
Cph

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sha
Cph
Market 0.33L bottle
Sha
Cph

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Shanghai
5
Copenhagen

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sha
Cph

Summer dress

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

Sha
Cph

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Shanghai
$15.33
Copenhagen
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Cph $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Cph $4,070.74/mth