Cost of living index in China

Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.95 (USD)
Eggs (30 pack) 4.42 (USD)
White bread (100g loaf) 0.32 (USD)
Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1 (USD)
Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs) 12.74 (USD)
Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.8 (USD)
Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs) 9.94 (USD)
Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.23 (USD)
Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.79 (USD)
Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.94 (USD)
Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs) 0.93 (USD)
Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 0.8 (USD)
Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.18 (USD)
Lettuce (1 leaf) 0.58 (USD)
Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz) 0.6 (USD)
Bottle of Red Wine 10.75 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 0.51 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 1.82 (USD)
Pack of cigarettes (20 units) 2.72 (USD)
Fast food meal (MCD Big mac) 5.1 (USD)
Meal in cheap restaurant 3.25 (USD)
Meal in high end restaurant 21.63 (USD)
Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz) 0.3 (USD)
Cup of coffee 3.94 (USD)
Limonade (Coca cola) 0.48 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 0.75 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 2.66 (USD)
Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas) 83.91 (USD)
Mens Dress shoes 89.35 (USD)
High quality jeans 58.04 (USD)
womens summer dress 34.76 (USD)
Taxi minimum charge 1.45 (USD)
Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile) 0.36 (USD)
Taxi 1 hour waiting 5.3 (USD)
Bus or metro ticket (One way) 0.28 (USD)
One month pass 18.07 (USD)
Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1 (USD)
Mid range compact car (Honda Civic) 19006.7 (USD)
Mid range family car (Toyota corolla) 17899.4 (USD)
Gym monthly membership cost 35.32 (USD)
1 hour tennis court rental 11.93 (USD)
Cinema ticket price 6.55 (USD)
1 bedroom flat in city center 492.97 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat in city center 1012.52 (USD)
1 bedroom flat outside city center 272.35 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat outside city center 603.93 (USD)
Square meter price in city center 7378.53 (USD)
Square meter price outside city center 3745.04 (USD)
Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family 48.86 (USD)
50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic) 14.17 (USD)
Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn 0.03 (USD)
Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees 476.98 (USD)
Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees 16167.4 (USD)
Average monthly net salary 979.15 (USD)
Average yearly interest rates on home loans 5.04 %

Grocery budget for one person per month in China

On average a signle person can spend arround 115 (USD) a month which is considered quite affordable comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.

Grocery budget for two people per month in China

197 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered quite cheap if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.

Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in China

Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 312 (USD) per month in China, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered on the cheap side.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.

Average living cost in China for one person per month

An average single consumer can make it through one month in China for arround 517 (USD), which is affordable if we compare it to other big cities.
This will cover all you basic needs, supermarket shopping will cost on average 115 (USD) while renting a one bedroom appartement a bit far from city center will cost around 272 (USD), transportation, home utilities and gym membership can cost on average 119 (USD).

Average living cost in China for a couple per month

Monthly cost of living for a couple in China can average 837 (USD), which puts it in the cheap side in comparison with the big cities in the world.
Rent will take the big part it can cost arround 409 (USD) for a single bedroom flat close to city center, grocery shopping can cost on average 197 (USD) while home utilities, gym, one month transportation and mobile for two people membership can be arround 174 (USD).

Average living cost in China for family of 4 per month

For a decent living standard a family of 4 people can make through a month in China for about 3416 (USD), which is considered quite affordable regarding the average worldwide.
Three bedroom appartement not far from city center can cost 846 (USD), if we do the calculation, private school for two childs will average monthly about 1940 (USD), while supermarket expenses will cost for the family not less than 312 (USD), home expenses such as wifi, water, electricity and mobile membership will cost about 68 (USD).

Cost of living by city in China