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Shanghai vs Almaty
Sha vs Ala

Average net salary (After tax)

Almaty
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Sha
Outside city centre
Ala
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Sha
Outside city centre
Ala
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ala
Sha
Outside city centre
Ala
Sha

Mortgage rates

Almaty
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Almaty
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ala
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Ala
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ala
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ala
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Almaty
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ala
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Almaty
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ala
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Ala
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Ala
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ala
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Ala
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Ala
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Almaty
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Almaty are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ala
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Ala
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ala
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Ala
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Almaty
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ala
Sha

Summer dress

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

Ala
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Almaty
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth