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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 46.48
Rent Index: 19.34
Groceries Index: 47.99
Restaurants Index: 33.89
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 32.68
Local Purchasing Power: 80.13

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ¥
10.00
30.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 ¥
80.00
200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28.00 ¥
23.00
32.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 ¥
4.00
10.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 20.00 ¥
10.00
30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 26.11 ¥
20.00
30.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 ¥
2.50
5.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.93 ¥
1.00
3.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 49.92 ¥
37.85
69.08
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.79 ¥
5.44
13.61
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.93 ¥
1.81
4.54
Eggs (12) 11.76 ¥
8.00
16.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 43.77 ¥
22.68
72.57
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 11.63 ¥
7.26
15.88
Apples (1 lb) 5.24 ¥
3.63
7.71
Oranges (1 lb) 4.69 ¥
2.72
6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 3.33 ¥
2.27
4.54
Potato (1 lb) 2.51 ¥
1.81
3.63
Lettuce (1 head) 4.16 ¥
2.00
7.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.68 ¥
3.00
5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 ¥
50.00
100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.55 ¥
3.00
6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 13.51 ¥
9.00
20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 15.00 ¥
12.00
20.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥
1.00
3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 ¥
50.00
200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ¥
8.00
13.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 ¥
2.74
4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.10 ¥
24.00
60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 28.30 ¥
24.61
30.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥
130,000.00
200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 333.98 ¥
181.33
510.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.31 ¥
0.15
0.60
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 114.49 ¥
80.00
160.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 236.87 ¥
150.00
350.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 81.46 ¥
40.00
135.83
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 65.00 ¥
45.00
90.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 555.85 ¥
300.00
800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 290.48 ¥
200.00
400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 647.01 ¥
500.00
800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 561.41 ¥
300.00
800.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,751.96 ¥
2,000.00
6,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,073.97 ¥
1,000.00
3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,066.75 ¥
3,700.00
15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,071.11 ¥
2,000.00
6,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,254.22 ¥
1,207.73
6,503.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,579.31 ¥
743.22
3,199.93
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 5,664.66 ¥
3,000.00
11,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.94
5.00
6.55

These data are based on 8024 entries in the past 18 months from 834 different contributors.

Last update: May, 2015

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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
Shanghai 62.86 34.83 48.61 66.59 52.94 92.68
Beijing 52.01 42.32 47.08 52.23 41.66 92.38
Chengdu 51.02 17.47 33.96 54.69 30.30 81.58
Shenzhen 50.75 31.68 41.05 49.18 41.63 120.88
Dalian 45.19 16.19 30.44 41.72 37.63 48.87
Guangzhou 44.29 20.43 32.15 48.05 24.77 95.53
Tianjin 40.57 11.94 26.01 38.09 29.54 66.59
Xi'an 38.75 12.86 25.58 43.17 26.09 54.17

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