London vs Shenzhen - Cost of Living Comparison

London Shenzhen
🚶 Cost of living one person
$3029
$1043
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$6932
$2884
🏠 One person rent
$1951
$550
🏘️ Family rent
$3238
$1101
🍽️ Food expenses
$528
$295
🚐 Transport expenses
$375
$93.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4290
$1453
😷 Air quality
Good
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
100
95
😀 Quality of life
98
81
🏙️ Population
8.91M
17.5M

The cost of living in London is 190% more expensive than in Shenzhen. Cities ranked 79th and 5064th ($3029 vs $1043) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 11th in the United Kingdom and China, respectively. Check the United Kingdom vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months in London compared to 1.4 months in Shenzhen. London ranked 1st best city to live in the United Kingdom vs Shenzhen ranked 3rd in China, while ranked 2nd and 367th among best cities to live in the world.

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London Shenzhen
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$18.8
$5.22
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$76.6
$31.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.7
$5.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.78
$3.33
 Cappuccino
$4.66
$4.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.52
$0.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2186
$716
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1625
$433
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4044
$1562
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2630
$881
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$177
$43.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$288
$67.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.5
$16.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.33%
4.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$17870
$16848
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10200
$7920
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.84
$0.56
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$108
$25.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.1
$5.17
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.1
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.46
$2.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.6
$1.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
$1.35
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.12
$2.34
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
$17.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.63
$5.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$14.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.54
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$1.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$1.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.14
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.62
$1.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.4
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.23
$0.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$17.7
$3.32
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.52
$4.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.81
$5.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.65
$1.82
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.9
$1.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$64.2
$40
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.8
$7.02
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
$59.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.6
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$92.1
$67.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$105
$80.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2088
$710
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$25849
$24732

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Cities near London

Distance City Cost of living
1.3 km or 0.8 mi Westminster
$2536
11 km or 7 mi Wimbledon
$2121
13 km or 8.3 mi Richmond
$2082
15 km or 9.3 mi Croydon
$2202
16 km or 10 mi Greenford
$2080
19 km or 12 mi Ewell
$2037
21 km or 13 mi Coulsdon
$2040
23 km or 14 mi Esher
$2021
24 km or 15 mi Walton-on-Thames
$2008
25 km or 15 mi Watford
$2253
27 km or 17 mi Upminster
$1923
28 km or 17 mi Rickmansworth
$2030
31 km or 19 mi St Albans
$1967
32 km or 20 mi Grays
$1910
32 km or 20 mi Hertford
$1877
32 km or 20 mi Slough
$1871
32 km or 20 mi Brentwood
$1929
35 km or 22 mi Harlow
$1687
35 km or 22 mi Gravesend
$2153
35 km or 22 mi Hemel Hempstead
$1928
37 km or 23 mi Woking
$2103
38 km or 24 mi Harpenden
$1889
40 km or 25 mi Billericay
$1816
41 km or 25 mi Maidenhead
$1940
43 km or 27 mi East Grinstead
$1927
43 km or 27 mi Basildon
$2077
43 km or 27 mi Guildford
$2255
44 km or 27 mi Crawley
$1899
44 km or 27 mi Stevenage
$1963
44 km or 27 mi Bracknell
$1980
44 km or 28 mi Rochester
$1948
44 km or 28 mi Tonbridge
$1995
45 km or 28 mi High Wycombe
$2000
46 km or 28 mi Bishop's Stortford
$1813
46 km or 28 mi Luton
$1849
47 km or 29 mi Chatham
$1830
49 km or 30 mi Chelmsford
$2001
49 km or 30 mi Gillingham
$1827
49 km or 30 mi Godalming
$2769
49 km or 31 mi Farnborough
$2187

Cities near Shenzhen

Distance City Cost of living
28 km or 17 mi Kowloon
$2411
30 km or 19 mi Hong Kong
$2720
58 km or 36 mi Zhuhai
$657
65 km or 40 mi Dongguan
$726
66 km or 41 mi Macau
$1601
72 km or 45 mi Zhongshan
$576
74 km or 46 mi Huizhou
$608
100 km or 62 mi Jiangmen
$692
105 km or 65 mi Guangzhou
$760
112 km or 69 mi Foshan
$605
134 km or 83 mi Shanwei
$1073
142 km or 88 mi Kaiping
$797
150 km or 93 mi Heyuan
$866
164 km or 102 mi Qingyuan
$795
174 km or 108 mi Zhaoqing
$766
212 km or 131 mi Yunfu
$798
228 km or 142 mi Yangjiang
$811
233 km or 145 mi Puning
$928
256 km or 159 mi Shaoguan
$819
262 km or 163 mi Jieyang
$957
286 km or 178 mi Shantou
$989
288 km or 179 mi Meizhou
$847
292 km or 182 mi Chaozhou
$808
299 km or 186 mi Wuzhou
$788
303 km or 188 mi Lianzhou
$773
330 km or 205 mi Hezhou
$771
337 km or 209 mi Gaozhou
$562
337 km or 210 mi Maoming
$495
377 km or 234 mi Ganzhou
$831
378 km or 235 mi Chenzhou
$811
401 km or 249 mi Yulin
$664
405 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$565
415 km or 258 mi Longyan
$508
428 km or 266 mi Zhangzhou
$753
460 km or 286 mi Guigang
$644
464 km or 288 mi Xiamen
$792
477 km or 297 mi Haikou
$620
485 km or 301 mi Kinmen
$865
489 km or 304 mi Guilin
$521
502 km or 312 mi Yongzhou
$626