Table: Tale of Two Cities: A Price Comparison

HONG KONG SHANGHAI

PRIME OFFICE SPACE (RENT) $6.30/sq. ft. $1.90

TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT $3,500/mo. $1,000

PERSONAL ASSISTANT $3,500/mo. $500

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL $14,500- $17,000- $16,000/yr $20,000

BUSINESS LUNCH FOR TWO $51 $24

TAXI TO AIRPORT FROM DOWNTOWN $48 $24

COMMERCIAL BROADBAND up to $390/mo. $180

OFFICE BLESSING (BY GEOMANCER) 50 cents/sq. ft. 6 cents

Data: BusinessWeek

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