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Shanghai vs Houston
Sha vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Sha
Outside city centre
Hou
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Sha
Outside city centre
Hou
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Sha
Outside city centre
Hou
Sha

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Sha

Summer dress

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

Hou
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth