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Shanghai vs Wellington
Sha vs Wlg

Average net salary (After tax)

Wellington
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Sha
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Sha
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Wlg
Sha
Outside city centre
Wlg
Sha

Mortgage rates

Wellington
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Wellington
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Wlg
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Wlg
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Wlg
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Wlg
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Wellington
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Wlg
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Wellington
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Wlg
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Wlg
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Wlg
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Wlg
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Wlg
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Wlg
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Wellington
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Wlg
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Wlg
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Wellington
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Wlg
Sha

Summer dress

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

Wlg
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Wellington
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth