Cost of Living in Suzhou

Summary of cost of living in Suzhou, China:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ¥ 20.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 575.00 ¥ 300.00-700.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 ¥ 38.00-68.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 30.00 ¥ 5.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 ¥ 25.00-55.00
Cappuccino (regular) 34.68 ¥ 15.00-50.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 12.28 ¥ 3.00-30.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 7.17 ¥ 2.00-20.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 84.23 ¥ 54.00-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 26.52 ¥ 13.61-31.75
Rice (white), (1 lb) 5.34 ¥ 2.72-9.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 26.90 ¥ 12.00-36.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 86.69 ¥ 45.36-158.76
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 21.39 ¥ 9.07-35.83
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 58.30 ¥ 18.14-90.72
Apples (1 lb) 9.62 ¥ 5.44-14.97
Banana (1 lb) 8.10 ¥ 3.63-9.98
Oranges (1 lb) 12.48 ¥ 5.44-18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 6.90 ¥ 3.63-9.07
Potato (1 lb) 4.65 ¥ 2.27-7.00
Onion (1 lb) 5.30 ¥ 2.72-7.26
Lettuce (1 head) 10.60 ¥ 6.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 8.73 ¥ 3.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 230.00 ¥ 100.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.00 ¥ 4.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 28.00 ¥ 15.00-50.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 ¥ 30.00-60.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 ¥ 2.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ¥ 300.00-340.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 13.00 ¥ 12.00-26.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 ¥ 3.22-6.04
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 ¥ 18.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 34.70 ¥ 30.28-56.78
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 166,000.00 ¥ 150,000.00-180,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 192,545.45 ¥ 123,000.00-225,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 712.50 ¥ 300.00-1,200.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 125.71 ¥ 80.00-150.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.75 ¥ 50.00-128.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 741.67 ¥ 250.00-1,200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 153.33 ¥ 120.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 75.00 ¥ 50.00-100.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 12,111.11 ¥ 8,000.00-17,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 239,444.44 ¥ 150,000.00-265,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 655.75 ¥ 240.00-800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 412.42 ¥ 250.00-800.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 696.15 ¥ 400.00-900.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 996.15 ¥ 500.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,174.58 ¥ 2,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,721.19 ¥ 1,300.00-2,027.14
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,873.20 ¥ 6,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,010.18 ¥ 3,500.00-4,561.07
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,056.73 ¥ 3,251.58-4,645.11
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,673.52 ¥ 1,858.05-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,125.00 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.58 3.50-6.00

Prices in Suzhou

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Last update: April 2024
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2 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