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Shanghai vs Osaka
Sha vs Osa

Average net salary (After tax)

Osaka
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Osa
Sha
Outside city centre
Osa
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Osa
Sha
Outside city centre
Osa
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Osa
Sha
Outside city centre
Osa
Sha

Mortgage rates

Osaka
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Osaka
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Osa
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Osa
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Osa
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Osa
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Osaka
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Osa
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Osaka
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Osa
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Osa
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Osa
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Osa
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Osa
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Osa
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Osaka
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Osaka are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Osa
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Osa
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Osa
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Osa
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Osaka
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Osa
Sha

Summer dress

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

Osa
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Osaka
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Osa $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Osa $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth