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San Francisco vs Shanghai
Sfo vs Sha

Average net salary (After tax)

Shanghai
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Sfo
Outside city centre
Sha
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Sfo
Outside city centre
Sha
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sha
Sfo
Outside city centre
Sha
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Shanghai
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Shanghai
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sha
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Sha
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sha
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sha
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Shanghai
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sha
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Shanghai
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sha
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Sha
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Sha
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sha
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Sha
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Sha
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Shanghai
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 17.14% higher than in San Francisco

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sha
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Sha
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sha
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Sha
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Shanghai
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sha
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Sha
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Shanghai
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth