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Hanoi vs Shanghai
Han vs Sha

Average net salary (After tax)

Shanghai
Hanoi

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Han
Outside city centre
Sha
Han

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Han
Outside city centre
Sha
Han

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sha
Han
Outside city centre
Sha
Han

Mortgage rates

Shanghai
4.5%
Hanoi
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Shanghai
Hanoi

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sha
Han

Mobile phone data

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

Sha
Han

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sha
Han

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sha
Han

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Shanghai
Hanoi

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sha
Han
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Shanghai
Hanoi

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sha
Han
Lettuce 1 head
Sha
Han
Tomatoes 1kg
Sha
Han

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sha
Han
Oranges 1 head
Sha
Han
Bananas 1kg
Sha
Han

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Shanghai
4.5%
Hanoi
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 17.14% higher than in Hanoi

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sha
Han
Market 0.5L bottle
Sha
Han

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sha
Han
Market 0.33L bottle
Sha
Han

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Shanghai
5
Hanoi

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sha
Han

Summer dress

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

Sha
Han

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Shanghai
$15.33
Hanoi
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Han $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Han $4,070.74/mth