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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 50.14
Rent Index: 22.96
Groceries Index: 51.11
Restaurants Index: 37.61
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 36.89
Local Purchasing Power: 48.14

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22.00 ¥
15.00
30.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 ¥
100.00
200.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 26.00 ¥
25.00
30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 7.23 ¥
5.00
15.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 20.00 ¥
15.00
30.66
Cappuccino (regular) 27.07 ¥
20.00
30.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.41 ¥
3.00
5.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.08 ¥
1.50
3.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 12.96 ¥
10.00
16.91
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 10.08 ¥
7.00
15.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 6.27 ¥
5.00
9.00
Eggs (12) 11.57 ¥
8.21
15.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 85.94 ¥
50.00
140.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 25.08 ¥
18.00
32.00
Apples (1kg) 11.04 ¥
8.00
15.00
Oranges (1kg) 10.40 ¥
8.00
15.00
Tomato (1kg) 7.45 ¥
5.00
10.00
Potato (1kg) 5.51 ¥
4.00
8.00
Lettuce (1 head) 3.96 ¥
2.00
6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.79 ¥
3.00
5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 ¥
50.00
100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.46 ¥
3.00
6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 13.48 ¥
10.00
20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 15.00 ¥
15.00
20.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥
2.00
3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 ¥
50.00
150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ¥
8.00
13.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.40 ¥
2.00
2.70
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.20 ¥
26.00
50.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 7.91 ¥
7.50
8.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥
140,000.00
172,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 334.85 ¥
200.00
500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.30 ¥
0.20
0.50
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 112.66 ¥
86.00
150.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 236.19 ¥
150.00
320.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 83.84 ¥
50.00
120.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 70.00 ¥
50.00
90.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 595.47 ¥
400.00
790.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 303.79 ¥
200.00
400.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 640.39 ¥
500.00
800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 589.02 ¥
400.00
800.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,801.27 ¥
2,453.08
5,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,119.36 ¥
1,300.00
3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,227.44 ¥
4,500.00
13,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,535.20 ¥
2,600.00
7,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 33,197.45 ¥
17,000.00
50,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 16,334.83 ¥
8,000.00
25,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 4,609.87 ¥
3,000.00
7,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.19
5.00
7.00

These data are based on 10076 entries in the past 18 months from 953 different contributors.

Last update: November, 2014

Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.

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By City in China

City
Consumer Price Index
Rent Index
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Shenzhen 61.02 30.53 46.16 61.11 48.34 50.95
Shanghai 59.06 37.77 48.68 59.57 51.51 58.32
Beijing 52.92 36.28 44.81 51.78 41.84 52.88
Guangzhou 47.09 16.93 32.39 52.83 28.20 49.36
Dalian 44.36 18.50 31.76 39.48 37.07 36.72
Xi'an 41.19 14.47 28.16 45.42 26.62 48.46

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