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Comparing the Basic Cost of Living in the United States and China

People are seen shopping in a supermarket in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China, on September 9, 2011. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
People are seen shopping in a supermarket in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China, on September 9, 2011. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

When I first came to the United States 20 years ago, everything seemed very expensive to me, almost astronomical—especially vegetables. But over the years, the...




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