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Shanghai vs Vancouver
Sha vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Sha
Outside city centre
Van
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Sha
Outside city centre
Van
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Sha
Outside city centre
Van
Sha

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Vancouver
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Van
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Van
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Sha

Summer dress

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

Van
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth