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Shanghai vs Delhi
Sha vs Del

Average net salary (After tax)

Delhi
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Del
Sha
Outside city centre
Del
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Del
Sha
Outside city centre
Del
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Del
Sha
Outside city centre
Del
Sha

Mortgage rates

Delhi
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Delhi
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Del
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Del
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Del
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Del
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Delhi
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Del
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Delhi
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Del
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Del
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Del
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Del
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Del
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Del
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Delhi
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Delhi are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Del
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Del
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Del
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Del
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Delhi
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Del
Sha

Summer dress

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

Del
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Delhi
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Del $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Del $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth