Cost of Living in Chengdu

Summary of cost of living in Chengdu, China:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ¥ 15.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 189.50 ¥ 120.00-300.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥ 30.00-45.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 ¥ 5.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥ 12.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 23.18 ¥ 15.00-35.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.23 ¥ 2.50-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 ¥ 2.00-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 49.22 ¥ 37.85-68.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 9.59 ¥ 5.44-17.24
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.18 ¥ 1.81-4.49
Eggs (regular) (12) 14.75 ¥ 7.20-24.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 36.29 ¥ 20.41-58.97
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 13.37 ¥ 8.16-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 41.35 ¥ 22.68-54.43
Apples (1 lb) 6.35 ¥ 2.27-8.16
Banana (1 lb) 4.08 ¥ 2.27-8.16
Oranges (1 lb) 5.31 ¥ 1.81-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 3.19 ¥ 0.91-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 2.22 ¥ 0.91-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 2.58 ¥ 1.13-3.18
Lettuce (1 head) 3.75 ¥ 1.50-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.97 ¥ 2.50-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.00 ¥ 20.00-88.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.06 ¥ 5.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.70 ¥ 8.00-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21.50 ¥ 20.00-25.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 ¥ 2.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥ 150.00-220.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 9.00 ¥ 8.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 ¥ 2.90-3.54
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ¥ 24.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32.31 ¥ 29.83-34.07
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 130,000.00 ¥ 130,000.00-140,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 124,257.14 ¥ 119,800.00-130,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 355.15 ¥ 200.00-772.73
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 99.54 ¥ 50.00-200.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 80.33 ¥ 58.00-138.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 264.07 ¥ 100.00-800.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 70.00 ¥ 60.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 ¥ 35.00-60.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,783.33 ¥ 1,900.00-4,300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 132,500.00 ¥ 100,000.00-200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 353.04 ¥ 180.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 297.69 ¥ 180.00-500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 590.00 ¥ 300.00-899.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 487.50 ¥ 300.00-1,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,150.00 ¥ 1,300.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,250.00 ¥ 800.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,600.00 ¥ 3,400.00-8,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,311.11 ¥ 2,000.00-3,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,523.85 ¥ 1,858.05-3,344.48
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,369.38 ¥ 1,099.99-1,693.79
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,409.50 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.66 4.00-5.70

Prices in Chengdu

This city had 775 entries in the past 12 months by 76 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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4 Comments so far
Andreas B on Sep 21, 2023:
How much is an egg fried rice now in Chengdu?
Anonymous on Aug 15, 2022:
Hello mikassa, whether 1500RMB is enough in Sichuan depends on the specific city and location in the city.

Most of the economic activities in Sichuan Province are concentrated in Chengdu. If you are in "Ziyang", "Dazhou" and other places, the house price will be much lower than that in Chengdu.

In addition, Chengdu should also be divided into specific locations. If it is a "escrow city" under the jurisdiction of Chengdu, such as "Pengzhou", their monthly rent does not exceed 700RMB, while the monthly rent of developed regions in the city exceeds 3000RMB
ZhangBeihai on Aug 04, 2022:
To Rasel,

I'm afraid 1000RMB for only meal is not quite enough, and in my view it's sufficient around 2000¥ if 2 times a day.

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Rasel on May 13, 2022:
I wants to know that 1000RMB is ok for Only food cost. I mean how much i need for only food. 2 times eating in a day how much rmb i need?