Cost of Living in Changchun

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Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.50 ¥ 12.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 ¥ 80.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥ 31.50-43.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 ¥ 3.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 16.00 ¥ 12.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 25.00 ¥ 20.00-48.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 ¥ 2.00-6.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 ¥ 1.50-3.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 31.42 ¥ 24.98-94.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.35 ¥ 4.49-27.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.63 ¥ 2.27-7.48
Eggs (regular) (12) 10.19 ¥ 6.00-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 34.02 ¥ 18.14-54.43
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.48 ¥ 4.54-13.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 43.09 ¥ 29.48-49.90
Apples (1 lb) 4.82 ¥ 3.63-6.80
Banana (1 lb) 3.11 ¥ 2.27-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 3.57 ¥ 2.99-9.07
Tomato (1 lb) 3.46 ¥ 2.27-6.80
Potato (1 lb) 3.36 ¥ 1.36-6.80
Onion (1 lb) 2.51 ¥ 0.91-3.63
Lettuce (1 head) 4.87 ¥ 3.00-6.60
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.00 ¥ 3.00-10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.00 ¥ 50.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.67 ¥ 3.00-7.14
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 17.75 ¥ 12.00-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 30.00 ¥ 20.00-35.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 ¥ 1.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 175.00 ¥ 150.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 ¥ 5.00-9.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 ¥ 2.90-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 ¥ 18.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.73 ¥ 20.67-31.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 147,500.00 ¥ 145,000.00-150,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 135,266.67 ¥ 135,000.00-180,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 425.00 ¥ 370.00-615.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 ¥ 0.10-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.00 ¥ 80.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 311.11 ¥ 83.33-400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 ¥ 30.00-100.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,666.67 ¥ 1,800.00-4,980.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 95,000.00 ¥ 30,000.00-150,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 566.67 ¥ 200.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 499.50 ¥ 129.00-1,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 650.00 ¥ 400.00-1,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 833.33 ¥ 300.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,500.00 ¥ 1,500.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,050.00 ¥ 800.00-1,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,750.00 ¥ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,100.00 ¥ 2,000.00-2,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,393.53 ¥
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 743.22 ¥ 650.32-836.12
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,833.33 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.90 4.90-5.30

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3 Comments so far
Yimeng on Jun 08, 2019:
I am born and raised in Changchun for 21 years, and I am going to Montreal for Master degree this year. I am here to share some advice.
Chinese in Changchun are extra friendly and warm hearted. For a little eg. is that you can stay at KFC or McDonald ordering no food, just to rest your feet, with no stuff or others looking weird at you. If you ask direction on the roads nearly everyone will response you with a lot of information. Chinese in Changchun may not always have a smile on their face but they always think well for you and welcome you.

But unfortunately not many people here speak English. Like some stuff in market or little stores, or texi drivers may barely speak English. If you can make simple communicate in Chinese there will be no problem, everyone will be patient and interested in what you going to say. If not, you can go ask for people who look like young students or college students for help. The education in Changchun nowadays is well developed and nearly every students in this decade can speak English with you, at least help you get what you want.

Changchun is not too clean on the street. Some people smoking in public places. In subway or buses you may see people crowding with very rude manners, which are all really annoying things for me all along. But Changchun is really safe, totally gun banned and drug banned. You can be rather safe day and night in Karaoke, bars and night clubs. (but if your are a lady is nice to have companies.) Hospital there are really easy to line up and get an appointment, even with a famous specialist. You do not need to go to the most biggest hospital in the city(Jilin University attached first hospital) for normal diseases, other hospitals all have good, qualified and nice doctors.

Changchun has central heating, but in some places like old universities classroom or old apartment the heating may be bad. But not too crazy, just put on a cotton jacket and you will be fine. Usually places like department stores, hotels, restaurants all have great air conditioning cooling. But in normal university classrooms or dormitory may not. About half of apartments rooms have AC, however, you can purchase an AC machine with permit of the landlord for a good price like 2000-3000 RMB.
harj on Jan 17, 2018:
Hi There I am going to Changchun city for a job. Can anyone help me with the monthly budget. Some basic needs like groceries, apartment, transportation, entertainment like theaters etc. Does it have central heating system. The population is not so much as compared to other cities? It is quite friendly city
Anonymous on Feb 11, 2017:
Can you help me to know how much cost primary scool in changchun in a government school.?