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Mumbai vs Shanghai
Mum vs Sha

Average net salary (After tax)

Shanghai
Mumbai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Mum
Outside city centre
Sha
Mum

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Mum
Outside city centre
Sha
Mum

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sha
Mum
Outside city centre
Sha
Mum

Mortgage rates

Shanghai
4.5%
Mumbai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Shanghai
Mumbai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sha
Mum

Mobile phone data

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

Sha
Mum

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sha
Mum

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sha
Mum

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Shanghai
Mumbai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sha
Mum
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Shanghai
Mumbai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sha
Mum
Lettuce 1 head
Sha
Mum
Tomatoes 1kg
Sha
Mum

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sha
Mum
Oranges 1 head
Sha
Mum
Bananas 1kg
Sha
Mum

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Shanghai
4.5%
Mumbai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 17.14% higher than in Mumbai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sha
Mum
Market 0.5L bottle
Sha
Mum

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sha
Mum
Market 0.33L bottle
Sha
Mum

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Shanghai
5
Mumbai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sha
Mum

Summer dress

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

Sha
Mum

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Shanghai
$15.33
Mumbai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Mum $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Mum $4,070.74/mth