Cost of Living in Suzhou

Summary about cost of living in Suzhou, China:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ¥ 25.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 ¥ 150.00-385.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ¥ 30.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 ¥ 4.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 ¥ 10.00-35.00
Cappuccino (regular) 27.50 ¥ 10.00-35.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.36 ¥ 2.90-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 ¥ 2.00-2.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 53.47 ¥ 37.85-83.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.38 ¥ 6.35-31.75
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.40 ¥ 1.36-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 19.80 ¥ 14.40-27.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 37.99 ¥ 18.14-108.86
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.24 ¥ 6.80-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 50.62 ¥ 31.75-81.65
Apples (1 lb) 6.58 ¥ 2.72-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 6.20 ¥ 2.72-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 9.07 ¥ 4.54-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 3.45 ¥ 2.72-7.26
Potato (1 lb) 2.83 ¥ 1.36-6.80
Onion (1 lb) 3.74 ¥ 1.81-5.44
Lettuce (1 head) 3.70 ¥ 1.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.21 ¥ 3.00-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 ¥ 60.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.00 ¥ 3.00-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.67 ¥ 10.00-14.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 27.50 ¥ 25.00-30.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 ¥ 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 ¥
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 13.00 ¥ 13.00-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.78 ¥ 2.90-5.63
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ¥ 30.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 31.24 ¥ 29.09-32.72
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥ 150,000.00-150,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 158,200.00 ¥ 120,000.00-160,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 352.32 ¥ 268.42-532.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 ¥ 0.01-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.50 ¥ 50.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 211.67 ¥ 83.33-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 65.00 ¥ 50.00-80.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 ¥ 35.00-50.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,125.00 ¥ 2,000.00-6,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 195,000.00 ¥ 180,000.00-200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 299.83 ¥ 150.00-499.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 274.83 ¥ 150.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 578.43 ¥ 380.00-850.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 600.00 ¥ 200.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,325.00 ¥ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,925.00 ¥ 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,750.00 ¥ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,240.00 ¥ 3,000.00-6,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,716.09 ¥
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,031.22 ¥
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,500.00 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.66 3.00-5.88

Prices in Suzhou

This city had 236 entries in the past 12 months by 22 different contributors.
Last update: June 2022
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4 Comments so far
Allen Chan on Dec 09, 2020:
Is 6000-7500rmb as monthly salarygood enough in Suzhou? Housing or rent will be paid by the employer -- It's low monthly salary in Suzhou. In China, the employer no pay staffs' condo/single room rent,if u working in a factory, the employer will provide a dormitory ( 2-4-6 persons living a sigle room).Not advice u come to Suzhou with 6000-7500rmb monthly salary.
Koko on Oct 21, 2020:
Is 6000-7500rmb as monthly salarygood enough in Suzhou? Housing or rent will be paid by the employer
Anonymous on Aug 06, 2019:
"Hi, is 22000 RMB as monthly salary with 3500 housing allowance good enough in Suzhou? Also can I have a good apartment with 3500 RMB?"

22000rmb salary is fine, but you probably will need to spend some of that on rent too. Maybe 5000-7500rmb for rent in SIP. Living expenses 10000rmb including entertainment which will leave you with 8000rmb per month to save in the bank.
Anonymous on May 05, 2019:
Hi, is 22000 RMB as monthly salary with 3500 housing allowance good enough in Suzhou? Also can I have a good apartment with 3500 RMB?