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Cost of Living in Chengdu

Summary about cost of living in Chengdu:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ¥ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 ¥ 100.00-160.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 ¥ 28.00-36.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 ¥ 4.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 ¥ 12.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 26.53 ¥ 20.00-35.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 ¥ 2.80-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 ¥ 1.50-2.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 54.26 ¥ 40.00-60.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.12 ¥ 5.44-10.89
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.63 ¥ 2.27-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.85 ¥ 5.40-16.70
Local Cheese (1 lb) 39.69 ¥ 27.22-63.50
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 11.41 ¥ 6.35-16.33
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 26.54 ¥ 18.14-31.75
Apples (1 lb) 5.81 ¥ 3.63-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 2.99 ¥ 1.81-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 4.08 ¥ 2.72-5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 5.22 ¥ 3.63-7.26
Potato (1 lb) 1.93 ¥ 1.36-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 2.12 ¥ 1.36-4.54
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00 ¥ 1.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6.17 ¥ 4.00-9.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65.00 ¥ 50.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.00 ¥ 5.00-6.58
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.40 ¥ 10.00-15.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 ¥ 16.00-22.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥ 2.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 ¥ 100.00-140.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 ¥ 8.00-9.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 ¥ 2.41-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ¥ 27.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.22 ¥ 23.73-30.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 127,500.00 ¥ 100,000.00-145,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 119,450.00 ¥ 100,000.00-140,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 227.96 ¥ 150.00-361.25
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 ¥ 0.05-0.32
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 111.20 ¥ 80.00-188.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 216.67 ¥ 100.00-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 58.75 ¥ 50.00-80.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 42.50 ¥ 38.00-50.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,447.92 ¥ 2,500.00-12,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 110,000.00 ¥ 30,000.00-210,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 469.90 ¥ 60.00-680.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 288.18 ¥ 200.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 612.33 ¥ 450.00-700.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 593.75 ¥ 400.00-1,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,464.29 ¥ 1,800.00-3,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,707.14 ¥ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,541.67 ¥ 3,000.00-6,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,890.91 ¥ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,950.95 ¥ 1,672.24-2,787.07
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,138.05 ¥ 836.12-1,393.53
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,242.73 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.13 4.90-6.00

Prices in Chengdu

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Last update: December 2018
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9 Comments so far

#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.
#Dean on Apr 12, 2018 :
How much tax do sole traders pay when running their own business?

How much do accountant services cost for doing taxes?
#thot on Mar 01, 2018 :
How is the air polution? Is that a big problem?
#Holly on Oct 02, 2017 :
Spring 2017. 850 yuan for room or 1800 for an apartment outside the centre. Subway on average 4yuan. Plain noodles from 6yuan, groceries for 1 meal from 12yuan. Cheaper twice as much as other 2nd tier cities are, Chengdu salaries are low. Like 5~6000CNY. With rent you can survive on 4000CNY, but it is the line.
#A on Sep 03, 2017 :
13000 is enough. I think you could save about 5000 of that pretty easily. It depends on your lifestyle of course.

I'm quite frugal and spent only about 2000 per month when I was living out in a suburb. I didn't eat out much and I had roommates.
#J on Apr 07, 2017 :
Is 13000rmb a month enough to live in chengdu after taxes?
#chinalover on Sep 23, 2015 :
this is more than enough! $1000 is enough for me, but it also depends on your way of living, chengdu is very cheap
#Neil Smith on Aug 20, 2015 :
Is $3000 us enough to live well in chengdu, china
#Neil Smith on Aug 20, 2015 :
Is $3000 us enough to live well in chengdu, china