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Shanghai vs Toronto
Sha vs Tor

Average net salary (After tax)

Toronto
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Sha
Outside city centre
Tor
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tor
Sha
Outside city centre
Tor
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tor
Sha
Outside city centre
Tor
Sha

Mortgage rates

Toronto
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Toronto
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tor
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Tor
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tor
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tor
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Toronto
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tor
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Toronto
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tor
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Tor
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Tor
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tor
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Tor
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Tor
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Toronto
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tor
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Tor
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tor
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Tor
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Toronto
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tor
Sha

Summer dress

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

Tor
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Toronto
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tor $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth