living cost in Hangzhou

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living cost in Hangzhou

Chinese name:杭州

Population     : 9, 019, 000

Living cost      : High

Province         : Zhejiang

Hangzhou known as ‘Heaven on Earth’ the capital and most populous city in Zhejiang province in east China. The city is located on the lower reaches of Qiantang River in the Southeast China, a superior position in the Yangtze Delta and only 180 kilometers from Shanghai. Hangzhou is of the seven ancient capital cities, with a history of about 2,500 years.


Meal, inexpensive restaurant                                                                                 19.00RMB

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

Mcmeal at McDonalds                                                                                             30.00 RMB

Imported beer (11.0 Oz small bottle)                                                                    12.00RMB

Domestic beer (1 pint draught)                                                       5.00RMB

Coke/Pepsi (11.2 small bottle)                               2.78RMB

Water (11.2 Oz small bottle)                                                                                   2 00RMB


Milk (regular) (1 gallon)    59.05RMB

Loaf of fresh white bread (1lb)                                                                                15.12RMB

Rice (white) (1lb)3.12 RMB

Chicken breast (boneless) (1lb.)11.94RMB

Apple (1lb)                                                                                                             7.26RMB

Tomato (1lb)                                                                                                                5.90RMB

Potato (1lb)                                                                                                             6.35RMB


One way ticket (local transport)                                                                             2.00RMB

Monthly pass (regular price)                                                                                   100.00RMB

Taxi start (normal tariff)                                                                                          11.00RMB

Taxi 1 mile (normal tariff)                                                                                       4.02RMB

Rent Per Month          

Apartment (1 bedroom) inside city center                                                3,080.00RMB

Apartment (1 bedroom) outside city center                                              2,000.00RMB

Apartment (3 bedroom) inside city center                                                7,000.00RMB

Apartment (3 bedroom) outside city center                                                   3,416.00 RMB

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