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Shanghai vs Seattle
Sha vs Sea

Average net salary (After tax)

Seattle
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Sha
Outside city centre
Sea
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sea
Sha
Outside city centre
Sea
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sea
Sha
Outside city centre
Sea
Sha

Mortgage rates

Seattle
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seattle
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sea
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Sea
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sea
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sea
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seattle
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sea
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seattle
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sea
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Sea
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Sea
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sea
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Sea
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Sea
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seattle
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seattle are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sea
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Sea
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sea
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Sea
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seattle
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sea
Sha

Summer dress

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

Sea
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seattle
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sea $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth