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Shanghai vs Bangkok
Sha vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Sha
Outside city centre
Bkk
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Sha
Outside city centre
Bkk
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Sha
Outside city centre
Bkk
Sha

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Sha

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth