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New York vs Shanghai
Nyc vs Sha

Average net salary (After tax)

Shanghai
New York

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Nyc
Outside city centre
Sha
Nyc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Nyc
Outside city centre
Sha
Nyc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sha
Nyc
Outside city centre
Sha
Nyc

Mortgage rates

Shanghai
4.5%
New York
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Shanghai
New York

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sha
Nyc

Mobile phone data

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

Sha
Nyc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sha
Nyc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sha
Nyc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Shanghai
New York

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sha
Nyc
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Shanghai
New York

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sha
Nyc
Lettuce 1 head
Sha
Nyc
Tomatoes 1kg
Sha
Nyc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sha
Nyc
Oranges 1 head
Sha
Nyc
Bananas 1kg
Sha
Nyc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Shanghai
4.5%
New York
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 17.14% higher than in New York

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sha
Nyc
Market 0.5L bottle
Sha
Nyc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sha
Nyc
Market 0.33L bottle
Sha
Nyc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Shanghai
5
New York

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sha
Nyc

Summer dress

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

Sha
Nyc

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Shanghai
$15.33
New York
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth