Cost of Living in Guangzhou

Summary of cost of living in Guangzhou, China:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 ¥ 15.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥ 120.00-350.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥ 30.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 ¥ 5.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 ¥ 8.00-20.00
Cappuccino (regular) 23.91 ¥ 12.00-38.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.17 ¥ 2.50-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 ¥ 2.00-3.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 54.44 ¥ 37.85-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 11.90 ¥ 7.26-20.87
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.55 ¥ 2.27-6.80
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.69 ¥ 8.00-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 40.31 ¥ 22.68-90.72
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.97 ¥ 7.26-22.68
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 44.03 ¥ 24.95-68.04
Apples (1 lb) 6.51 ¥ 3.63-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 4.65 ¥ 2.72-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 6.16 ¥ 2.72-14.00
Tomato (1 lb) 4.45 ¥ 2.04-6.35
Potato (1 lb) 2.69 ¥ 1.36-3.63
Onion (1 lb) 3.77 ¥ 1.81-5.90
Lettuce (1 head) 3.08 ¥ 1.20-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.26 ¥ 3.00-6.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ¥ 50.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.33 ¥ 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.90 ¥ 8.00-18.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 29.00 ¥ 25.00-40.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥ 2.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 ¥ 60.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 ¥ 12.00-14.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 ¥ 4.18-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 44.00 ¥ 30.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32.37 ¥ 28.39-35.96
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 155,000.00 ¥ 116,800.00-190,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 147,816.67 ¥ 116,900.00-160,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 450.26 ¥ 300.00-658.06
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 94.50 ¥ 50.00-128.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 92.71 ¥ 60.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 163.54 ¥ 93.00-350.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 183.33 ¥ 40.00-260.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ¥ 40.00-60.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,071.43 ¥ 2,000.00-4,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 128,875.00 ¥ 100,000.00-180,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 315.90 ¥ 150.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 203.92 ¥ 100.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 503.06 ¥ 300.00-700.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 345.45 ¥ 150.00-800.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,062.50 ¥ 2,000.00-6,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,000.00 ¥ 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,136.36 ¥ 6,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,722.22 ¥ 3,500.00-7,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,870.12 ¥ 5,574.14-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,906.54 ¥ 1,858.05-4,459.31
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,021.20 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.62 3.95-6.50

Prices in Guangzhou

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Last update: April 2024
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3 Comments so far
Rick on Aug 21, 2023:
To answer Jayanth, averagely for a Senior software Dev or Dev lead in GZ can make up to 30-40K RMB per month before tax, some of the extraordinary ones can make up to a million RMB per year. Software industry is a high income area so this is expected.

for a normal person in the city they make around 7K-10K normally, regardless of occupation, just a standard making of living, you can't dream for a property owning by this income but you live decent if you just rent places or, if lucky enough you are from local.
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