Cost of Living in Guangzhou

Summary of cost of living in Guangzhou, China:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.72 C$ 2.83-9.44
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 37.78 C$ 22.67-66.11
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.61 C$ 5.67-7.56
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.13 C$ 0.94-1.89
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 C$ 1.51-3.78
Cappuccino (regular) 4.64 C$ 2.27-7.18
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.63 C$ 0.47-0.94
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.44 C$ 0.38-0.66
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10.34 C$ 7.15-14.30
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.22 C$ 1.37-3.94
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.69 C$ 0.43-1.29
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.19 C$ 1.51-3.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.02 C$ 4.28-25.70
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.43 C$ 1.54-4.28
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.41 C$ 4.71-12.85
Apples (1 lb) 1.26 C$ 0.69-2.14
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 C$ 0.51-1.71
Oranges (1 lb) 1.24 C$ 0.51-2.64
Tomato (1 lb) 0.80 C$ 0.39-1.13
Potato (1 lb) 0.50 C$ 0.26-0.69
Onion (1 lb) 0.70 C$ 0.34-1.11
Lettuce (1 head) 0.57 C$ 0.19-0.94
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.82 C$ 0.57-1.13
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 23.61 C$ 9.44-37.78
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.18 C$ 0.94-1.51
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 C$ 1.51-3.40
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.29 C$ 4.72-7.56
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.38 C$ 0.38-0.94
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 17.00 C$ 11.33-37.78
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.27 C$ 2.27-2.46
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.79 C$ 0.79-0.91
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 8.31 C$ 5.67-11.33
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.09 C$ 5.36-6.44
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,279.21 C$ 22,063.30-35,890.65
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,922.30 C$ 22,082.19-30,223.70
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 86.30 C$ 56.67-124.31
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 17.85 C$ 9.44-24.18
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 17.51 C$ 11.33-37.78
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.81 C$ 17.57-94.45
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.63 C$ 7.56-49.11
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.44 C$ 7.56-11.33
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 580.19 C$ 377.80-850.04
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,344.25 C$ 18,889.82-34,001.67
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 51.63 C$ 18.89-113.34
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.50 C$ 18.89-56.67
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.03 C$ 56.67-132.23
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 64.23 C$ 28.33-151.12
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 556.20 C$ 377.80-1,133.39
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 365.99 C$ 283.35-755.59
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,503.31 C$ 1,133.39-2,266.78
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 892.02 C$ 661.14-1,322.29
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,265.42 C$ 877.45-1,754.91
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 533.09 C$ 350.98-842.36
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,515.61 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.49 3.95-6.50

Prices in Guangzhou

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Last update: June 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