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cost of living in different cities in China

Cost of living in china varies by cities; bigger cities have high cost of living then smaller cities. Below are the costs of living of top five cities in China.

 

NO.5                                                                 SHENZEN

Chinese name:深圳

Population     : 10,778,900

Living cost      : High

Province         : Guangdong

                                

Shenzhen found in Guangdong province have the population of 10,778,900. Shenzhen is located at the Eastern shore of the Pearl River and also located at the north of Hong Kong special administrative Region. Compared to other cities though Shenzhen can boast of many attractive and interesting places for leisure and it is also one of the cities with high cost of living.

Restaurants

Meal, inexpensive restaurant                                                                            30.00   RMB

Meal for two people, mid-range restaurant, 3 course                                 170.00 RMB

Mcmeal at McDonalds                                                        30.00    RMB

Imported beer (11.2 OZ small bottle)                                                              15.00   RMB

Domestic beer (1-pint draught)                                    7.00     RMB

Coke/Pepsi (11.2 OZ small bottle)                                    3.30     RMB

Water (11.2 OZ small bottle)                                               2.15     RMB

Market

Milk (regular) (1 gallon)                                                                                         58.98 RMB

Loaf of fresh white bread (1lb)                                                                               8.72 RMB

Rice (white) (1lb)                                                                                                     4.69 RMB

Chicken breast (boneless) (1lb)                                                                               13.21RMB

Apple (1lb)                                                                                                             7.74 RMB

Tomato (1lb)                                                                                                             4.98 RMB

Potato (1lb)                                                                                                                3.15 RMB

Transport

One way ticket (local transport)                                                                            2.00    RMB

Monthly pass (regular price)                                                                                  250.00 RMB

Taxi start (normal tariff)                                                                                          10.00   RMB

Taxi 1 mile (normal tariff).                                                                                       3.86    RMB      

Rent Per Month          

Apartment (1 bedroom) inside city center                                               5,887.00    RMB

Apartment (1 bedroom) outside city center                                             3,450.00   RMB

Apartment (3 bedroom) inside city center                                                13,800.00 RMB

Apartment (3 bedroom) outside city center                                             7,440.00   RMB


NO.4                                                                    SHENYANG

Chinese name:沈阳

Population     : 8,106,171

Living cost      : Average

Province         : Liaoning

Shenyang is the largest city in the Northeast of China and also the capital as well as Political, economic and cultural Centre of Liaoning province. The city urban area has a population of 6.1 million inhabitants whiles the total population of Shenyang municipality which hold the administrative status of sub-provincial city is up to 8.1 million.

Restaurants

Meal, inexpensive restaurant                                                                            16.00   RMB

Meal for two people, mid-range restaurant, 3 course                                  110.00 RMB

Mcmeal at McDonalds                                                                                        26.00    RMB

Imported beer (11.2 OZ small bottle)                                                               15.00   RMB

Domestic beer (1-pint draught)                                5.00     RMB

Coke/Pepsi (11.2 OZ small bottle)                               3.00     RMB

Water (11.2 OZ small bottle)                                                                               1.63     RMB

Market

Milk (regular) (1 gallon)                                                                                            33.00RMB

Loaf of fresh white bread (1lb)                                                                                7.71 RMB

Rice (white) (1lb)                                                                                                        2.27 RMB

Chicken breast (boneless) (1lb)                                                                             6.65 RMB

Apple (1lb)                                                                                                                   4.08 RMB

Tomato (1lb)                                                                                                                2.27 RMB

Potato (1lb)                                                                                                                  1.51 RMB

Transport

One way ticket (local transport)                                                                            1.00   RMB

Monthly pass (regular price)                                                                                  60.00 RMB

Taxi start (normal tariff)                                                                                          5.50   RMB

Taxi 1 mile (normal tariff).                                                                                      1.51    RMB     

 

Rent Per Month          

Apartment (1 bedroom) inside city center                                                 1,866.67 RMB

Apartment (1 bedroom) outside city center                                              1,350.00 RMB

Apartment (3 bedroom) inside city center                                                 2,807.01 RMB

Apartment (3 bedroom) outside city center                                               1,900.00 RMB

NO.3                                                        GUANGZHOU

Chinese name:广州

Population     : 12 million

Living cost      : High

Province         : Guangdong province

Guangzhou (Canton) is the largest city and capital city of Guangdong Province with the Population of 12 million. The city serves as the political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural centre of Guangdong Province. Once called Canton, Guangzhou is considered the home of traditional (Cantonese) “Chinese food “. Many tourists really enjoy the beautiful attractions of the old temples and mild weather conditions. Guangzhou has attractive sites such as safari park, Chimelong Circus, The amusement park, Chimelong Water Park and so more.

Restaurants

Meal, inexpensive restaurant                                                                           25.00RMB

Meal for two people, mid-range restaurant,3 course                                  120.00RMB

Mcmeal at McDonalds                                                       30.00 RMB

Imported beer(11.2 OZ small bottle)                                                               15.00 RMB

Domestic beer (1-pint draught)                                   6.00RMB

Coke/Pepsi (11.2 OZ small bottle)                                    3.19RMB

Water (11.2 OZ small bottle)                                             2.25RMB

 

Market

Milk (regular) (1 gallon)                                                                                           41.64RMB

Loaf of fresh white bread (1lb)                                                                               8.62RMB

Rice (white) (1lb)                                                                                                       4.75RMB

Chicken breast (boneless) (1lb)                                                                               9.25RMB

Apple (1lb)                                                                                                                  4.54RMB

Tomato (1lb)                                                                                                               3.93RMB

Potato (1lb)                                                                                                                 3.63RMB

 

Transport

One way ticket (local transport)                                                                            2.00RMB

Monthly pass (regular price)                                                                                  300.00RMB

Taxi start (normal tariff)                                                          10.00RMB

Taxi 1 mile (normal tariff).                                                                                      4.18RMB

Rent Per Month          

Apartment (1 bedroom) inside city center                                                8,947.33RMB

Apartment (1 bedroom) outside city center                                             4,400.00RMB

Apartment (3 bedroom) inside city center                                                15,562.50RMB

Apartment (3 bedroom) outside city center                                             7,466.67RMB


NO.2SHANGHAI

Chinese name:

Population     : 14.35 million

Area                : 6,400

Living cost      : High

 

About shanghai

Shanghai is the largest city in china and the center for trade and finance activities. Shanghai referred to as the china New York has a lot foreigners which make it easy for foreign students to connect and relate with their own nationals. With a lot of top universities with high class learning facilities for international students. Students who wish to explore more about modern China should tip shanghai as city to study their preferred programs. Shanghai is developed with modern infrastructure and as the name suggests “above the sea’, where Yangtze River meets the East China Sea.

Food

Basic lunchtime menu (including drink) in business district                                76.00RMB

500gr (1lb) of boneless chicken breast                                                                    34.00RMB

1 litre (1lb) of whole fat milk                                                                                     19.00RMB

12 eggs large                                                                                                                 26.00RMB

1 kg (2lb) tomatoes                                                                                                      17.00RMB

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese                                                                                    84.00RMB

1 kg (2lb) of potatoes                                                                                                   13.00RMB

Bread for 2 people for 1 day                                                                                       17.00RMB

 

Clothes

1 pair of jeans (levis or similar)                                                                                    678.00RMB

1 summer dress in high street store (Zara, H&M, similar retailers)                      317.00RMB

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brand)                                       753.00RMB

 

Transportation

1 litre (1/4) gallon) of gas                                                                                              6.00RMB

Monthly ticket5 Public transport                                                                                 231.00RMB

Taxi trip o business day basic tariff, 8km. (5 miles)                                                    37.00RMB

Rent Per Month          

Apartment (1 bedroom) inside city center                                                 6,060.00 RMB

Apartment (1 bedroom) outside city center                                              3,683.33 RMB

Apartment (3 bedroom) inside city center                                                 16,750.00 RMB

Apartment (3 bedroom) outside city center                                              8,750.00 RMB

 

NO.1                                               BEIJING

Chinese name: 北京

Population    : 21, 700, 000

Living cost     : High

 

Beijing the Capital city of the People Republic of China has an area of 16,801-kilometre square and a population of 21,700,000. Beijing is one of china’s cities with a very high cost of living. Beijing is located in northern part of China and partially surrounded by Hebei Province. Below is the cost of living in Beijing based on 2016.

Restaurants

Meal, inexpensive restaurant                                                                            30.00RMB

Meal for two people, mid-range restaurant, 3 course                                  190.00RMB

Mcmeal at McDonalds                                                        35.00 RMB

Imported beer (0.33 liters draught)                                                                  25.00RMB

Domestic beer (0.5 litters draught)                                       5.00RMB

 Coke/Pepsi (0.5 bottle)                                   3.56RMB

Water (0.33 liter small bottle)                                            2.16RMB

Market

Milk (regular) (1 litter)                                                                                          10.50RMB

Loaf of fresh white bread (500g)                                                                              15.71RMB

Rice (white) (1kg)                                                                                                        7.31RMB

Chicken breast (boneless) (1kg)                                                                                26.89RMB

Apple (1kg)                                                                                   11.84RMB

Tomato (1kg)                                                                                                               8.29RMB

Potato (1kg)                                                          

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