Cost of Living in Guangzhou

Summary about cost of living in Guangzhou, China:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ¥ 15.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 ¥ 111.00-260.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 ¥ 30.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ¥ 5.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 ¥ 10.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 28.64 ¥ 15.00-44.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.80 ¥ 3.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 ¥ 2.00-4.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 45.33 ¥ 34.07-68.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 9.05 ¥ 6.35-23.17
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.83 ¥ 1.81-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 15.07 ¥ 9.36-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 33.09 ¥ 22.68-72.57
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.74 ¥ 5.44-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 35.28 ¥ 22.68-45.36
Apples (1 lb) 7.84 ¥ 4.54-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 4.42 ¥ 2.72-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 6.35 ¥ 2.99-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 3.86 ¥ 1.36-5.44
Potato (1 lb) 2.89 ¥ 1.63-5.44
Onion (1 lb) 3.18 ¥ 2.27-4.17
Lettuce (1 head) 5.10 ¥ 1.50-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.59 ¥ 3.00-8.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.00 ¥ 35.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.19 ¥ 3.85-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.29 ¥ 12.00-21.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥ 21.00-30.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 ¥ 2.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 ¥ 100.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 ¥ 11.00-14.00
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) 26.52 ¥ 21.96-30.25
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥ 130,000.00-158,900.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 128,050.00 ¥ 117,800.00-135,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 359.19 ¥ 200.00-708.33
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 ¥ 0.10-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 130.00 ¥ 96.00-230.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 244.67 ¥ 120.00-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 82.11 ¥ 60.00-120.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 47.50 ¥ 40.00-85.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,295.83 ¥ 1,666.67-4,962.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 124,120.00 ¥ 60,000.00-158,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 417.44 ¥ 200.00-700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 241.40 ¥ 100.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 539.78 ¥ 450.00-600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 474.75 ¥ 250.00-800.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,384.62 ¥ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,976.92 ¥ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,500.00 ¥ 7,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,250.00 ¥ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,183.84 ¥ 5,109.62-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,031.07 ¥ 1,858.05-3,716.09
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,314.29 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.23 4.50-5.85

Prices in Guangzhou

This city had 348 entries in the past 12 months by 45 different contributors.
Last update: June 2021
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5 Comments so far
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?
kamran on Dec 12, 2017:
what will be the rent of one bedroom apartment in liwan or haizhu district? i mean the cheapest one
and what will be the price of daily expenses per month.
i m planing to open a restaurent business in liwan district? can any one here guide me plz
Aaron on Oct 06, 2017:
to Patrick: It varies a lot family to family.

You can survive with 60k RMB or you want to live like a middle class Chinese, then somewhere around 130K RMB.
But usually a foreigner knows little about where to shop and bargain and probably travel more often than local Chinese I would say 180K RMB is needed to live comfortable. So it's about USD $26000. But you won't be able to save a lot.