Lilongwe is 10.5% cheaper than Beijing.

If you lived in Lilongwe instead of Beijing, you would:

pay 18.8% less for restaurants

 
Beijing
Lilongwe
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $4.47
CN¥29.97
$2.94
MWK3,020.01
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.96
CN¥39.96
$4.90
MWK5,033.34
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.65
CN¥4.36
$0.67
MWK687.89

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pay 2.6% less for groceries

 
Beijing
Lilongwe
Bread
1 loaf
$2.24
CN¥15.01
$0.52
MWK531.53
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.69
CN¥44.85
$7.11
MWK7,298.35
Milk (1 gallon) $8.33
CN¥55.82
$3.25
MWK3,334.32

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pay 4.3% more for transportation

 
Beijing
Lilongwe
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.65
CN¥31.18
$3.44
MWK3,530.10
Monthly public transit pass $44.72
CN¥299.69
$44.97
MWK46,155.75
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $26,830.03
CN¥179,814.87
$26,974.01
MWK27,683,383.51

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pay 99.5% more for housing

 
Beijing
Lilongwe
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$23.83
CN¥159.72
$156.94
MWK161,066.96
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,393.05
CN¥9,336.22
$353.11
MWK362,400.66
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $740.12
CN¥4,960.28
$164.30
MWK168,616.97

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pay 76.2% less for childcare

 
Beijing
Lilongwe
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,122.30
CN¥7,521.67
$232.14
MWK238,244.88
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $30,769.36
CN¥206,216.26
$8,288.38
MWK8,506,348.75

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pay 44.8% less for entertainment and sports

 
Beijing
Lilongwe
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.49
CN¥9.99
$0.78
MWK805.33
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.67
CN¥31.32
$2.34
MWK2,399.23
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.47
CN¥29.97
$2.94
MWK3,020.01

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pay 35.2% less for clothing

 
Beijing
Lilongwe
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$71.83
CN¥481.38
$42.50
MWK43,622.30
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$48.39
CN¥324.33
$25.50
MWK26,173.38
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$88.88
CN¥595.65
$69.97
MWK71,809.02

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