Cost of Living in Xiamen

Summary about cost of living in Xiamen, China:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 ¥ 15.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.00 ¥ 132.00-300.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ¥ 30.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 ¥ 3.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 19.00 ¥ 9.00-30.00
Cappuccino (regular) 26.83 ¥ 15.00-35.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.67 ¥ 2.00-7.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 ¥ 1.00-2.70
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 61.51 ¥ 29.53-98.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 11.79 ¥ 7.26-13.61
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.26 ¥ 1.36-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 16.78 ¥ 12.00-20.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 58.21 ¥ 45.36-68.04
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 21.36 ¥ 9.07-45.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 28.12 ¥ 13.43-45.36
Apples (1 lb) 7.46 ¥ 2.27-11.70
Banana (1 lb) 4.37 ¥ 2.27-6.30
Oranges (1 lb) 4.22 ¥ 2.27-5.85
Tomato (1 lb) 4.01 ¥ 1.36-5.62
Potato (1 lb) 2.74 ¥ 1.36-4.54
Onion (1 lb) 2.47 ¥ 1.36-4.45
Lettuce (1 head) 7.97 ¥ 2.00-15.90
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.68 ¥ 2.00-11.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 98.00 ¥ 50.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.50 ¥ 2.55-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.30 ¥ 5.00-10.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ¥ 20.00-25.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 ¥ 1.00-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55.00 ¥ 50.00-60.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ¥ 10.00-12.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.86 ¥ 3.22-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 80.00 ¥
Gasoline (1 gallon) 28.05 ¥ 22.71-30.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 121,000.00 ¥ 102,000.00-140,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 114,000.00 ¥ 98,000.00-130,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 517.72 ¥ 212.50-784.62
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.20 ¥
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 92.50 ¥ 80.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 216.67 ¥ 150.00-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 60.00 ¥
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 3,000.00 ¥
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 100,000.00 ¥
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 399.67 ¥ 300.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 262.50 ¥ 199.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 540.00 ¥ 250.00-1,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 400.00 ¥
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,633.17 ¥ 1,999.00-3,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,883.33 ¥ 1,600.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,900.00 ¥ 4,500.00-7,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,250.00 ¥ 2,500.00-5,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,069.61 ¥ 5,109.62-7,432.18
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,298.03 ¥ 2,787.07-3,716.09
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,753.33 ¥
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.32

Prices in Xiamen

This city had 80 entries in the past 12 months by 13 different contributors.
Last update: July 2021
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1 Comments so far
Allen Chan on Dec 06, 2020:
Very expensive for living cost, Xiamen city is one of most beautiful city surrounding by ocean with good schools / blue sky / clean streets & bays.Low salary for workers ! Why Xiamen housing price so expensive ? The main reasons : 1. China is 1.4 billion population,5% citizens are millionaire who prefer to living in a warm and nice city in south of China. North of China is very cold in winter,a lots aged people can not stand any more,they going to run away. If u unaffordable to buy houses & condos , other rich people will buy them with full payment,without mortgage loan. 2. Fujian province's businessmen are doing biz.all over the world,many of them are running biz. in Shanghai / Beijing / Guangzhou / Shenzen ...and USA / Japan / Australia / Malaysia / Indonesia / Cambodia / Phillipines / South Africa and EU .They think who have ability to buy a big house / compartment in Xiamen , gain face and a kind of investment.