Cost of Living in Shenzhen

Summary about cost of living in Shenzhen, China:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 32.50 ¥ 20.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥ 150.00-400.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 36.50 ¥ 32.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 ¥ 5.00-18.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 21.00 ¥ 15.00-40.00
Cappuccino (regular) 30.21 ¥ 18.00-38.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.52 ¥ 3.00-6.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 ¥ 2.00-4.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 61.51 ¥ 37.85-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 13.05 ¥ 5.44-34.47
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.87 ¥ 2.27-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 15.74 ¥ 9.60-24.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 41.39 ¥ 18.14-63.50
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.69 ¥ 9.07-45.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 50.90 ¥ 45.36-63.50
Apples (1 lb) 6.26 ¥ 2.72-10.89
Banana (1 lb) 4.85 ¥ 3.63-11.34
Oranges (1 lb) 5.76 ¥ 2.27-18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 4.91 ¥ 2.27-6.80
Potato (1 lb) 3.31 ¥ 1.81-4.54
Onion (1 lb) 3.58 ¥ 2.27-4.54
Lettuce (1 head) 5.75 ¥ 2.00-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.88 ¥ 2.50-8.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 99.00 ¥ 50.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.44 ¥ 4.55-9.09
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.72 ¥ 5.21-16.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥ 18.00-35.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ¥ 3.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ¥ 200.00-500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.50 ¥ 10.00-14.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.18 ¥ 4.02-5.79
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.00 ¥ 30.00-80.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 31.02 ¥ 29.09-32.72
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 154,100.00 ¥ 140,000.00-160,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 138,975.00 ¥ 135,000.00-140,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 494.83 ¥ 377.78-708.33
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 ¥ 0.10-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 106.44 ¥ 70.00-268.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 440.00 ¥ 130.00-1,200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 107.14 ¥ 80.00-120.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ¥ 40.00-80.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,500.00 ¥ 3,000.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 173,237.50 ¥ 120,000.00-240,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 462.42 ¥ 200.00-629.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 237.42 ¥ 150.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 599.90 ¥ 400.00-999.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 677.78 ¥ 500.00-1,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,500.00 ¥ 4,500.00-7,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,612.50 ¥ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,390.00 ¥ 8,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,562.50 ¥ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 12,001.18 ¥ 9,290.23-16,257.90
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,123.89 ¥ 3,948.35-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,176.40 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.09 4.00-6.00

Prices in Shenzhen

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Last update: June 2022
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5 Comments so far
Simon on Feb 17, 2022:
Hi, I have been offered a teaching job for 24000 Yuan/month. I am coming from Canada. Is that a reasonable salary? Will I be able to save money?
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I think it is reasonable. For most people, the monthly cost is between 5000 and 8000 Yuan per month including rent. So you can save money.
Monica on Jul 23, 2020:
Hi, i have been offered a teaching job for 24000 Yuan / month. I am coming from Canada. Is that a reasonable salary? Will I be able to save money?
Kerrie Mayo on Feb 21, 2020:
HI ya, Im looking at a job that will pay 250,000 Y per year and will be based in Shenzen, is this affordable to live in the city and how much taxes do you pay?
What's the average rent per month
Bale on Nov 25, 2019:
My salary is 10,000 CNY per month. what do you think is it possible to survive with this salary in Shenzhen?
#Angela on Jul 11, 2018:
Hi, I plan to move to Shenzhen for two years. It's supposed that I will earn approximately 12.000 CNY per month. Could you please tell me if you know the % that I have to pay for taxes?