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Cost of Living in Chengdu

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 39.15
Rent Index: 14.88
Groceries Index: 34.95
Restaurants Index: 26.42
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 27.64
Local Purchasing Power: 88.90
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 ¥ 12.00-18.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 ¥ 90.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.50 ¥ 25.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 ¥ 4.00-6.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 11.00 ¥ 10.00-15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 26.00 ¥ 15.00-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 ¥ 3.00-3.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.81 ¥ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 47.32 ¥ 37.85-56.78
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.05 ¥ 5.44-6.35
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.56 ¥ 2.09-2.72
Eggs (12) 9.33 ¥ 8.00-10.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 13.61 ¥
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 11.34 ¥ 6.80-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.24 ¥ 13.61-20.87
Apples (1 lb) 5.78 ¥ 4.54-7.71
Banana (1 lb) 2.95 ¥ 2.27-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 4.99 ¥ 4.08-6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 3.18 ¥ 2.72-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 2.04 ¥ 1.81-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 2.04 ¥ 1.36-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 5.67 ¥ 2.00-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.83 ¥ 2.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 75.00 ¥ 70.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.67 ¥ 5.00-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 11.50 ¥ 10.00-13.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 19.00 ¥ 18.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥ 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 ¥ 90.00-120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 ¥ 8.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 ¥ 3.06-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ¥ 30.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 22.08 ¥ 18.93-26.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 ¥ 150,000.00-160,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 250.00 ¥ 200.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.58 ¥ 0.15-1.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 96.67 ¥ 70.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 325.00 ¥ 300.00-400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 55.00 ¥ 50.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 ¥ 35.00-80.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 433.33 ¥ 400.00-500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 230.00 ¥ 150.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 600.00 ¥ 600.00-600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,050.00 ¥ 600.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,185.71 ¥ 1,500.00-3,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,616.67 ¥ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,800.00 ¥ 4,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,620.00 ¥ 2,500.00-6,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,653.66 ¥ 1,300.63-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 781.93 ¥ 696.77-836.12
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 5,708.71 ¥ 4,961.00-7,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.37 5.00-6.00

Prices in Chengdu, China

These data are based on 329 entries in the past 18 months from 37 different contributors.
Last update: April, 2016
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Cost of living in Chengdu is 60.96% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 451.14$ (2,920.32¥) and for four person family at 1,654.94$ (10,712.78¥) (without rent).
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3 Comments so far
#chinalover on Sep 23, 2015 :
this is more than enough! $1000 is enough for me, but it also depends on your way of living, chengdu is very cheap
#Neil Smith on Aug 20, 2015 :
Is $3000 us enough to live well in chengdu, china
#Neil Smith on Aug 20, 2015 :
Is $3000 us enough to live well in chengdu, china

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