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Vancouver vs Shanghai
Van vs Sha

Average net salary (After tax)

Shanghai
Vancouver

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Van
Outside city centre
Sha
Van

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sha
Van
Outside city centre
Sha
Van

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sha
Van
Outside city centre
Sha
Van

Mortgage rates

Shanghai
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Shanghai
Vancouver

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sha
Van

Mobile phone data

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

Sha
Van

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sha
Van

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sha
Van

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Shanghai
Vancouver

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sha
Van
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Shanghai
Vancouver

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Shanghai
4.5%
Vancouver
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Shanghai are 17.14% higher than in Vancouver

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Shanghai
5
Vancouver

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sha
Van

Summer dress

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

Sha
Van

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Shanghai
$15.33
Vancouver
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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