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Shanghai vs Brisbane
Sha vs Bne

Average net salary (After tax)

Brisbane
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Sha
Outside city centre
Bne
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Sha
Outside city centre
Bne
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bne
Sha
Outside city centre
Bne
Sha

Mortgage rates

Brisbane
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Brisbane
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bne
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Bne
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bne
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bne
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Brisbane
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bne
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Brisbane
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bne
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Bne
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Bne
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bne
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Bne
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Bne
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Brisbane
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bne
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Bne
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bne
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Bne
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Brisbane
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bne
Sha

Summer dress

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

Bne
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Brisbane
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth