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Shanghai vs Lagos
Sha vs Los

Average net salary (After tax)

Lagos
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Sha
Outside city centre
Los
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Sha
Outside city centre
Los
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Los
Sha
Outside city centre
Los
Sha

Mortgage rates

Lagos
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lagos
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Los
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Los
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Los
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Los
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lagos
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Los
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lagos
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Los
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Los
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Los
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Los
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Los
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Los
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lagos
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lagos are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Los
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Los
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Los
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Los
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lagos
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Los
Sha

Summer dress

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

Los
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lagos
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Los $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Los $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth