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Shanghai vs San Francisco
Sha vs Sfo

Average net salary (After tax)

San Francisco
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Sha
Outside city centre
Sfo
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Sha
Outside city centre
Sfo
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sfo
Sha
Outside city centre
Sfo
Sha

Mortgage rates

San Francisco
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

San Francisco
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sfo
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Sfo
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sfo
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sfo
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

San Francisco
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sfo
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

San Francisco
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sfo
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Sfo
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Sfo
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sfo
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Sfo
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Sfo
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

San Francisco
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in San Francisco are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sfo
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Sfo
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

San Francisco
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sfo
Sha

Summer dress

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

Sfo
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

San Francisco
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth