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Sydney vs Shanghai
Syd vs Sha

Average net salary (After tax)

Shanghai
Sydney

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Syd
Outside city centre
Sha
Syd

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Syd
Outside city centre
Sha
Syd

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sha
Syd
Outside city centre
Sha
Syd

Mortgage rates

Shanghai
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Shanghai
Sydney

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sha
Syd

Mobile phone data

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

Sha
Syd

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sha
Syd

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sha
Syd

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Shanghai
Sydney

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sha
Syd
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Shanghai
Sydney

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sha
Syd
Lettuce 1 head
Sha
Syd
Tomatoes 1kg
Sha
Syd

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sha
Syd
Oranges 1 head
Sha
Syd
Bananas 1kg
Sha
Syd

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Shanghai
4.5%
Sydney
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 17.14% higher than in Sydney

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sha
Syd
Market 0.5L bottle
Sha
Syd

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sha
Syd
Market 0.33L bottle
Sha
Syd

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Shanghai
5
Sydney

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sha
Syd

Summer dress

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

Sha
Syd

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Shanghai
$15.33
Sydney
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sha $4,070.74/mth
Syd $4,070.74/mth