Savills: Average rental cost for typical employee of IT or financial services firm in Shanghai of USD44,043 p.a.
In its recently published report ‘12 Cities: Occupying and investing in world city real estate’, Savills note that, for the typical employee of a digital start-up or hedge fund, the average annual housing rental cost in Shanghai is USD44,043, or 15.6% more than in 2008. The rental cost is currently equivalent to 2.7 times the city’s overall GDP per capita of USD16,256 per annum. Across the 12 cities surveyed, the average annual rent has risen by 9.3% since 2008 to USD74,946, which is 1.4 times overall per capita GDP of USD55,973.
Source : October 2015/Savills/Shanghai/RES