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Cost of Living in Chengdu

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 36.39
Rent Index: 10.60
Groceries Index: 32.79
Restaurants Index: 26.43
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 24.03
Local Purchasing Power: 76.07
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 ¥ 12.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 140.00 ¥ 100.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28.00 ¥ 25.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 ¥ 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.00 ¥ 10.00-18.00
Cappuccino (regular) 26.00 ¥ 18.00-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 ¥ 2.50-3.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.00 ¥ 1.50-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 46.37 ¥ 37.85-56.78
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.26 ¥ 5.44-8.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.18 ¥ 2.27-6.80
Eggs (12) 7.80 ¥ 5.40-10.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 22.68 ¥ 13.61-27.22
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 8.62 ¥ 6.80-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20.87 ¥ 13.61-25.40
Apples (1 lb) 4.54 ¥ 3.63-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 2.36 ¥ 1.81-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 3.40 ¥ 2.27-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 3.63 ¥ 1.81-6.35
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 ¥ 1.36-5.44
Onion (1 lb) 1.59 ¥ 1.36-2.72
Lettuce (1 head) 5.67 ¥ 2.00-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.25 ¥ 3.00-6.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 65.00 ¥ 50.00-70.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.00 ¥ 5.00-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 10.67 ¥ 10.00-12.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 17.50 ¥ 16.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥ 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 ¥ 50.00-120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 ¥ 8.00-9.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 ¥ 3.22-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ¥ 30.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 22.27 ¥ 20.82-23.73
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 ¥ 160,000.00-160,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 170,000.00 ¥
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 218.23 ¥ 120.00-425.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.57 ¥ 0.15-1.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 114.33 ¥ 70.00-168.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 320.00 ¥ 300.00-400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.67 ¥ 30.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 ¥ 30.00-40.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,800.00 ¥ 2,500.00-12,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 150,000.00 ¥ 30,000.00-210,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 309.83 ¥ 60.00-500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 304.00 ¥ 240.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 629.80 ¥ 600.00-700.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 700.00 ¥ 600.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,900.00 ¥ 1,300.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,260.00 ¥ 1,000.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,300.00 ¥ 3,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,720.00 ¥ 2,000.00-3,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,653.66 ¥ 1,114.83-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 809.58 ¥ 650.32-929.02
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 5,093.49 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.05 4.40-6.00

Prices in Chengdu, China

These data are based on 440 entries in the past 18 months from 48 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2017
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Cost of living in Chengdu is 63.61% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 415.18$ (2,850.11¥) and for four person family at 1,525.82$ (10,474.44¥) (without rent).
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3 Comments so far

#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