Chiba vs Shanghai - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiba Shanghai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1395
$1413
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3427
$4223
🏠 One person rent
$641
$783
🏘️ Family rent
$1186
$1826
🍽️ Food expenses
$419
$347
🚐 Transport expenses
$197
$111
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2076
$1372
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
24 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
91
100
😀 Quality of life
79
77
🏙️ Population
982K
24.9M

The cost of living in Chiba is 1% less expensive than in Shanghai. Cities ranked 2956th and 2914th ($1395 vs $1413) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 5th in Japan and China, respectively. Check Japan vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Chiba compared to 1 months in Shanghai. Chiba ranked 54th best city to live in Japan vs Shanghai ranked 4th in China, while ranked 387th and 525th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiba vs Shanghai

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Chiba Shanghai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.33
$6.14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.4
$48.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.73
$6.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.48
$2.68
 Cappuccino
$2.92
$4.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.84
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$564
$1078
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$409
$633
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$982
$2745
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$870
$1493
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$173
$41.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$265
$63.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28.8
$18.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.59%
5.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4249
$18571
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2584
$9787
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.43
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$94.5
$30.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$26
$6.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.13
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.47
$2.83
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.33
$2.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
$1.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.99
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16
$18.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.64
$5.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.8
$13.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.22
$2.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
$2.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$1.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.73
$0.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.63
$1.6
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.2
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.19
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.41
$3.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.6
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.49
$5.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.24
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.73
$2.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$64.1
$66.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.7
$9.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$75.4
$135
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.4
$18.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$56
$78.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$71.5
$108
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$301
$1377
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9091
$27661

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Distance City Cost of living
9.9 km or 6.2 mi Yotsukaido
$1023
11 km or 6.9 mi Narashino
$1038
11 km or 7.1 mi Ichihara
$1072
14 km or 8.5 mi Yachiyo
$1045
15 km or 9.3 mi Funabashi
$1170
18 km or 11 mi Sakura
$1041
19 km or 12 mi Urayasu
$1036
20 km or 13 mi Ichikawa
$1069
21 km or 13 mi Shisui
$1023
21 km or 13 mi Yachimata
$1022
22 km or 13 mi Kamagaya
$1022
22 km or 13 mi Shiroi
$1019
22 km or 14 mi Oamishirasato
$1020
23 km or 14 mi Sodegaura
$1024
24 km or 15 mi Togane
$1022
26 km or 16 mi Mobara
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Tomisato
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Inzai
$1025
26 km or 16 mi Hirai
$1019
27 km or 17 mi Matsudo
$1170
28 km or 18 mi Narita
$1073
28 km or 18 mi Sanmu
$1019
30 km or 18 mi Sakae
$1025
30 km or 19 mi Kisarazu
$1024
30 km or 19 mi Abiko
$1024
31 km or 19 mi Kashiwa
$999
33 km or 20 mi Misato
$1031
34 km or 21 mi Nagareyama
$1046
34 km or 21 mi Yashio
$1025
35 km or 22 mi Kimitsu
$1024
35 km or 22 mi Toride
$1027
36 km or 22 mi Ryugasaki
$1020
37 km or 23 mi Soka
$1061
37 km or 23 mi Kawasaki-ku
$1054
37 km or 23 mi Yokoshibahikari
$1021
37 km or 23 mi Kawasaki
$1133
38 km or 24 mi Tokyo
$1698
40 km or 25 mi Futtsu
$1020
40 km or 25 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
41 km or 25 mi Moriya
$1025

Cities near Shanghai

Distance City Cost of living
9.4 km or 5.8 mi Pudong
$759
47 km or 29 mi Taicang
$677
53 km or 33 mi Kunshan
$699
74 km or 46 mi Qidong
$677
82 km or 51 mi Suzhou
$921
82 km or 51 mi Jiaxing
$730
85 km or 53 mi Haimen
$673
88 km or 55 mi Changshu
$689
106 km or 66 mi Nantong
$1047
117 km or 73 mi Zhangjiagang
$686
121 km or 75 mi Wuxi
$861
135 km or 84 mi Huzhou
$720
141 km or 87 mi Jiangyin
$681
142 km or 88 mi Zhoushan
$680
144 km or 89 mi Ningbo
$809
148 km or 92 mi Jingjiang
$665
155 km or 96 mi Shaoxing
$745
158 km or 98 mi Yixing
$678
159 km or 99 mi Changzhou
$782
160 km or 100 mi Rugao
$682
161 km or 100 mi Hangzhou
$882
177 km or 110 mi Taixing
$678
179 km or 111 mi Hai'an
$669
191 km or 119 mi Liyang
$666
197 km or 122 mi Yangzhong
$649
198 km or 123 mi Guangde
$657
201 km or 125 mi Danyang
$669
208 km or 129 mi Taizhou
$696
217 km or 135 mi Dongtai
$675
223 km or 139 mi Zhenjiang
$588
235 km or 146 mi Yangzhou
$709
236 km or 146 mi Jurong
$664
244 km or 152 mi Ningguo
$651
246 km or 153 mi Yiwu
$696
250 km or 155 mi Xinghua
$682
250 km or 156 mi Yizheng
$660
259 km or 161 mi Linhai
$675
260 km or 161 mi Xuancheng
$732
262 km or 163 mi Gaoyou
$669
274 km or 170 mi Nanjing
$817