Cost of living comparison

compared to

China is 30.1% cheaper than Warsaw.

If you lived in China instead of Warsaw, you would:

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pay 65.9% less for restaurants

 
Warsaw
China
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $10.16
PLN39.89
$3.04
CN¥21.63
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.38
PLN32.91
$5.19
CN¥36.93
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.81
PLN7.10
$0.49
CN¥3.47

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pay 0.7% more for groceries

 
Warsaw
China
Bread
1 loaf
$1.10
PLN4.30
$1.65
CN¥11.70
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.61
PLN18.12
$5.98
CN¥42.53
Milk (1 gallon) $3.88
PLN15.22
$7.16
CN¥50.92

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pay 34.9% less for transportation

 
Warsaw
China
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.40
PLN25.12
$4.45
CN¥31.62
Monthly public transit pass $27.94
PLN109.71
$22.24
CN¥158.15
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $31,011.90
PLN121,776.45
$19,593.81
CN¥139,321.80

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pay 63.2% less for housing

 
Warsaw
China
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$16.13
PLN63.33
$12.06
CN¥85.75
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,108.48
PLN4,352.74
$335.80
CN¥2,387.70
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $848.90
PLN3,333.43
$208.96
CN¥1,485.83

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pay 10.9% more for childcare

 
Warsaw
China
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $527.99
PLN2,073.30
$483.22
CN¥3,435.93
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $13,833.43
PLN54,320.61
$18,043.44
CN¥128,297.85

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pay 28.1% less for entertainment and sports

 
Warsaw
China
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.06
PLN15.96
$1.08
CN¥7.67
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.66
PLN14.38
$3.20
CN¥22.78
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.83
PLN18.95
$3.22
CN¥22.88

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pay 30.1% less for clothing

 
Warsaw
China
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$93.42
PLN366.85
$48.74
CN¥346.59
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$42.56
PLN167.12
$31.37
CN¥223.04
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$90.76
PLN356.39
$73.58
CN¥523.21

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