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Shanghai vs Tehran
Sha vs Thr

Average net salary (After tax)

Tehran
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Thr
Sha
Outside city centre
Thr
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Thr
Sha
Outside city centre
Thr
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Thr
Sha
Outside city centre
Thr
Sha

Mortgage rates

Tehran
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Tehran
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Thr
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Thr
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Thr
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Thr
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Tehran
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Thr
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Tehran
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Thr
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Thr
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Thr
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Thr
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Thr
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Thr
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Tehran
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Tehran are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Thr
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Thr
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Thr
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Thr
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Tehran
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Thr
Sha

Summer dress

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

Thr
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Tehran
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Thr $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Thr $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth