Cost of living: China vs. the United States
Recently, a post was forwarded by many Chinese netizens, the content is to say that according to purchasing power, the living cost ofChinahas exceeded that of theUnited States.
In order to objectively and fairly examineChina’s prices are higher or lower, the author investigated commodity prices and family food expenditures through an American friend.
In 2010, the average annual income is USD36,300 for American and USD4,700 for Chinese, the United States is almost 8 times of China.
We do not take income gap into consideration, suppose we earn the same income level in bothChinaandUSA-eight thousand a month, and let us make a comparison.
In China Mercedes-Benz E-320, 980000, equivalent to more than a decade’s wages.
A three-bedroom rent in China, about 2000
In China, 2000 is not enough.
In China at least 30000.
In China the same thing costs 20.
In China a large birthday cake: 200.
In China a box of Haagen-Dazs: 60
In China, Holiday Inn: 800
In China to fill a tank of gas: 300
250 square meters in China: about 5 million.
In China you can do the same thing with as much as 5000.
Movie in China: 80
Buy a cashmere sweater in China: almost 1,000 yuan.