Cost of Living in Chengdu

Summary about cost of living in Chengdu, China:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ¥ 16.00-22.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 165.00 ¥ 120.00-300.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥ 30.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 9.00 ¥ 4.50-30.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.00 ¥ 20.00-40.00
Cappuccino (regular) 26.25 ¥ 16.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 ¥ 2.50-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 ¥ 2.00-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 49.95 ¥ 37.85-56.78
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.93 ¥ 5.44-11.34
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.23 ¥ 1.81-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 16.26 ¥ 6.00-23.86
Local Cheese (1 lb) 68.79 ¥ 45.36-113.40
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 17.36 ¥ 9.07-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 35.90 ¥ 22.68-50.00
Apples (1 lb) 6.01 ¥ 2.27-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 4.22 ¥ 3.63-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 4.81 ¥ 1.81-9.07
Tomato (1 lb) 3.87 ¥ 1.81-6.80
Potato (1 lb) 2.48 ¥ 1.36-3.18
Onion (1 lb) 2.48 ¥ 2.27-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 3.05 ¥ 2.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.36 ¥ 2.50-8.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 149.93 ¥ 24.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.78 ¥ 4.55-11.43
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.73 ¥ 7.50-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ¥ 18.00-22.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥ 2.00-6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 ¥ 50.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 9.00 ¥ 9.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 ¥ 3.06-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ¥ 24.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 30.84 ¥ 29.09-32.72
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥ 130,000.00-160,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 141,666.67 ¥ 120,000.00-140,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 313.82 ¥ 150.00-743.75
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 ¥ 0.10-0.15
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 81.78 ¥ 60.00-150.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 325.00 ¥ 100.00-400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 40.00 ¥ 30.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 ¥ 35.00-70.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,500.00 ¥ 2,000.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 137,500.00 ¥ 70,000.00-200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 531.25 ¥ 250.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 202.38 ¥ 100.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 578.57 ¥ 500.00-700.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 762.50 ¥ 400.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,166.67 ¥ 2,000.00-6,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,666.67 ¥ 1,000.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,166.67 ¥ 4,500.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,500.00 ¥ 2,500.00-6,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,395.54 ¥ 1,858.05-3,065.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,431.69 ¥ 1,207.73-1,693.79
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,064.62 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.37 4.00-5.88

Prices in Chengdu

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Last update: June 2022
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4 Comments so far
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?
Derek on Apr 26, 2019:
Mikassa, I don't know about other parts of Sichuan but 1500 RMB per month is not sufficient to live in Chengdu. It's a great city, but there's a lot of disparity in wealth. You need 6000-7000 rmb per month to live okay, including 2500 rmb per month for a 1-bedroom apartment. Okay means go out with friends twice a week, taxi to and from restaurant, etc. There's a lot of wealth in Chengdu, so depends on your lifestyle. The pollution comes and goes, it's pretty decent air and a great city for young people.
Mikassa on Mar 29, 2019:
Is 1500 rmb enough to live without rent in sichuan, china ?
Federico on Jul 07, 2018:
I'm running my own import company, taxes are related at the product category. At the beginning, the basic taxation can be around 3% if your company income is under certain levels. Accounting services are around 300 ~ 1500 yuan month. There is air pollution, but not constant. You can find apartments starting from 1500 yuan or less for 60 ~ 80 sqm, looking at peripheral areas, served by subway or bus. You can have daily meals from 15 yuan or less, looking at local snacks.