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Shanghai vs Chenmai
Sha vs Che

Average net salary (After tax)

Chenmai
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Che
Sha
Outside city centre
Che
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Che
Sha
Outside city centre
Che
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Che
Sha
Outside city centre
Che
Sha

Mortgage rates

Chenmai
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Chenmai
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Che
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Che
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Che
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Che
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Chenmai
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Che
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Chenmai
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Che
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Che
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Che
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Che
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Che
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Che
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Chenmai
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Chenmai are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Che
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Che
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Che
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Che
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Chenmai
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Che
Sha

Summer dress

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

Che
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Chenmai
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Che $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Che $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth