Cost of Living Comparison

PGK
COMPARED TO
CNY

Beijing is 15.3% more expensive than Port Moresby.

If you lived in Beijing instead of Port Moresby, you would:
local_dining

pay 40.7% less for restaurants

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Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $7.79
PGK25.59
$5.46
CN¥37.06
-29.9%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.67
PGK18.61
$5.46
CN¥37.06
-3.6%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.32
PGK4.32
$0.52
CN¥3.51
-60.7%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.04
PGK3.41
$0.33
CN¥2.21
-68.7%
Average -40.7%

Port Moresby vs. Beijing - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 17.9% less for groceries

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Bread
1 loaf
$1.64
PGK5.40
$1.68
CN¥11.40
+2.2%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.50
PGK11.50
$8.24
CN¥55.89
+135.3%
Milk (1 gallon) $5.99
PGK19.67
$7.39
CN¥50.11
+23.3%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.54
PGK11.62
$2.13
CN¥14.46
-39.8%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.28
PGK7.49
$1.63
CN¥11.05
-28.6%
Apples (1 lb) $1.37
PGK4.50
$0.90
CN¥6.12
-34.2%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.03
PGK3.37
$0.66
CN¥4.47
-35.8%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.57
PGK5.14
$0.87
CN¥5.92
-44.3%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.13
PGK3.71
$0.60
CN¥4.07
-46.9%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.94
PGK3.09
$0.37
CN¥2.52
-60.4%
Onions (1 lb) $1.26
PGK4.13
$0.40
CN¥2.71
-68.2%
Average -17.9%

Port Moresby vs. Beijing - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 0.7% more for transportation

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Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.81
PGK12.50
$4.10
CN¥27.84
+7.8%
Monthly public transit pass $14.17
PGK46.52
$31.23
CN¥211.80
+120.4%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $36,841.43
PGK120,951.12
$21,859.29
CN¥148,258.44
-40.7%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $32.43
PGK106.46
$4.90
CN¥33.25
-84.9%
Average +0.7%

Port Moresby vs. Beijing - Cost of transportation
home

pay 46.0% less for housing

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Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$415.65
PGK1,364.58
$18.04
CN¥122.34
-95.7%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,643.69
PGK5,396.28
$1,098.54
CN¥7,450.74
-33.2%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $694.32
PGK2,279.46
$643.77
CN¥4,366.29
-7.3%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$89.39
PGK293.48
$46.77
CN¥317.20
-47.7%
Average -46.0%

Port Moresby vs. Beijing - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 3.1 times more for childcare

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Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $417.22
PGK1,369.75
$788.36
CN¥5,346.96
+89.0%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $6,022.16
PGK19,770.86
$25,488.98
CN¥172,876.44
+323.3%
Average +206.2%

Port Moresby vs. Beijing - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 18.0% less for entertainment and sports

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Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.55
PGK8.37
$1.56
CN¥10.59
-38.8%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.02
PGK9.92
$4.48
CN¥30.41
+48.3%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.66
PGK21.86
$3.12
CN¥21.18
-53.1%
Monthly membership at local gym $74.39
PGK244.23
$55.41
CN¥375.81
-25.5%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $11.34
PGK37.22
$8.98
CN¥60.89
-20.8%
Average -18.0%

Port Moresby vs. Beijing - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 22.9% more for clothing

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Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$41.09
PGK134.91
$72.25
CN¥490.00
+75.8%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$45.27
PGK148.63
$38.65
CN¥262.12
-14.6%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$70.85
PGK232.60
$88.59
CN¥600.86
+25.0%
Men's business shoes (leather) $106.27
PGK348.90
$112.22
CN¥761.10
+5.6%
Average +22.9%

Port Moresby vs. Beijing - Cost of clothing
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