Cost of Living in Guangzhou

Summary about cost of living in Guangzhou, China:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 22.50 ¥ 10.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.00 ¥ 120.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 ¥ 28.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 ¥ 5.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.50 ¥ 10.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 25.27 ¥ 15.00-35.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.31 ¥ 2.50-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.32 ¥ 2.00-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 44.08 ¥ 26.78-60.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 10.89 ¥ 8.00-24.04
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.12 ¥ 2.71-3.63
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.34 ¥ 8.40-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 35.81 ¥ 22.68-72.57
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 13.32 ¥ 5.44-18.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 33.31 ¥ 22.68-49.90
Apples (1 lb) 6.69 ¥ 1.81-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 4.05 ¥ 2.72-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 5.41 ¥ 2.72-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 3.93 ¥ 1.36-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 2.47 ¥ 0.91-2.95
Onion (1 lb) 3.01 ¥ 2.27-5.44
Lettuce (1 head) 4.42 ¥ 2.00-7.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.01 ¥ 3.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 67.50 ¥ 35.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.56 ¥ 3.85-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.17 ¥ 12.00-21.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥ 21.00-35.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ¥ 2.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥ 150.00-217.39
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 ¥ 10.00-14.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 ¥ 3.22-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 44.00 ¥ 32.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 31.23 ¥ 29.07-34.07
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) 128,050.00 ¥ 117,800.00-145,800.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 382.25 ¥ 300.00-708.33
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 ¥ 0.10-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 119.78 ¥ 88.00-180.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 230.56 ¥ 150.00-291.67
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 120.00 ¥ 60.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ¥ 40.00-100.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,200.00 ¥ 3,200.00-6,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 172,500.00 ¥ 150,000.00-200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 434.18 ¥ 200.00-700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 234.89 ¥ 199.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 525.67 ¥ 300.00-600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 449.78 ¥ 200.00-800.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,966.67 ¥ 2,500.00-7,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,537.50 ¥ 1,800.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,227.14 ¥ 8,000.00-10,590.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,812.50 ¥ 4,000.00-5,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,579.90 ¥ 7,432.18-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,820.82 ¥ 3,623.19-5,109.62
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,680.91 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.15 3.00-5.50

Prices in Guangzhou

This city had 441 entries in the past 12 months by 61 different contributors.
Last update: June 2022
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4 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 01, 2021:
to Kamran: between2400~3000
daily expense varies a lot, from 3k to max
Jayanth on Sep 09, 2020:
May I know what is the average salary for a development lead in Guangzhou and what’s the max I can demand for as a foreigner . Can any one suggest
Jack on Mar 03, 2020:
Guangzhou is now between 20 biggest urban areas in the world so the prices of apartments are normal; but salaries are not enough to compare with US or European countries.
Riccardo on Mar 02, 2020:
I read 26k usd is enough to live, so getting 70-90k usd is very very good, correct?