Cost of Living Comparison

RUB
COMPARED TO
CNY

Beijing is 2.1 times more expensive than Russia.

If you lived in Beijing instead of Russia, you would:
local_dining

pay 11.3% less for restaurants

  Russia help_outline Beijing help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $6.24
₽373.16
$4.23
CN¥28.69
-32.2%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$3.93
₽234.82
$4.93
CN¥33.47
+25.7%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.68
₽40.65
$0.51
CN¥3.48
-24.5%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.40
₽23.90
$0.34
CN¥2.32
-14.2%
Average -11.3%

Russia vs. Beijing - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 92.9% more for groceries

  Russia help_outline Beijing help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.44
₽26.37
$1.89
CN¥12.82
+328.8%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.22
₽192.43
$8.63
CN¥58.52
+168.2%
Milk (1 gallon) $2.90
₽173.77
$7.01
CN¥47.51
+141.2%
Eggs
1 dozen
$0.98
₽58.51
$1.86
CN¥12.60
+90.0%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $1.44
₽85.99
$1.50
CN¥10.15
+4.1%
Apples (1 lb) $0.55
₽32.68
$0.87
CN¥5.87
+58.5%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.42
₽25.07
$0.63
CN¥4.30
+51.2%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.51
₽30.62
$0.84
CN¥5.67
+63.3%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.80
₽47.67
$0.51
CN¥3.43
-36.6%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.20
₽11.84
$0.36
CN¥2.41
+79.5%
Onions (1 lb) $0.19
₽11.38
$0.33
CN¥2.24
+73.3%
Average +92.9%

Russia vs. Beijing - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 56.7% more for transportation

  Russia help_outline Beijing help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.20
₽131.81
$3.86
CN¥26.15
+75.0%
Monthly public transit pass $16.31
₽975.54
$28.20
CN¥191.26
+72.9%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $15,994.31
₽956,874.16
$19,739.72
CN¥133,882.66
+23.4%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $2.85
₽170.32
$4.43
CN¥30.03
+55.5%
Average +56.7%

Russia vs. Beijing - Cost of transportation
home

pay 2.5 times more for housing

  Russia help_outline Beijing help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$7.14
₽426.90
$13.93
CN¥94.45
+95.2%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $260.83
₽15,604.12
$1,028.53
CN¥6,975.93
+294.3%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $184.96
₽11,065.70
$608.78
CN¥4,128.99
+229.1%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$71.22
₽4,260.77
$47.05
CN¥319.12
-33.9%
Average +146.2%

Russia vs. Beijing - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 4.6 times more for childcare

  Russia help_outline Beijing help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $176.63
₽10,566.92
$716.31
CN¥4,858.30
+305.5%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $4,236.11
₽253,428.98
$22,192.79
CN¥150,520.35
+423.9%
Average +364.7%

Russia vs. Beijing - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 96.0% more for entertainment and sports

  Russia help_outline Beijing help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.23
₽73.62
$2.11
CN¥14.34
+71.9%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.45
₽86.56
$4.37
CN¥29.61
+201.8%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$1.80
₽107.71
$2.82
CN¥19.13
+56.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $29.51
₽1,765.34
$48.61
CN¥329.71
+64.7%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $4.00
₽239.10
$7.40
CN¥50.21
+85.2%
Average +96.0%

Russia vs. Beijing - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 22.0% more for clothing

  Russia help_outline Beijing help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$52.68
₽3,151.40
$67.41
CN¥457.22
+28.0%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$33.67
₽2,014.41
$35.81
CN¥242.90
+6.4%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$64.42
₽3,854.00
$76.44
CN¥518.47
+18.7%
Men's business shoes (leather) $76.42
₽4,572.06
$103.20
CN¥699.94
+35.0%
Average +22.0%

Russia vs. Beijing - Cost of clothing
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