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Shanghai vs Hong Kong
Sha vs Hkg

Average net salary (After tax)

Hong Kong
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hkg
Sha
Outside city centre
Hkg
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hkg
Sha
Outside city centre
Hkg
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hkg
Sha
Outside city centre
Hkg
Sha

Mortgage rates

Hong Kong
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Hong Kong
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hkg
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Hkg
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hkg
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hkg
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Hong Kong
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hkg
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Hong Kong
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hkg
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Hkg
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Hkg
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hkg
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Hkg
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Hkg
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Hong Kong
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Hong Kong are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hkg
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Hkg
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hkg
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Hkg
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Hong Kong
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hkg
Sha

Summer dress

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

Hkg
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Hong Kong
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth