Cost of living in Shanghai, China

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,172 prices entered by 458 different people.
Latest price update: March 04, 2015.
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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 元45
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 元46
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 元18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 元19
12 eggs, large 元19
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 元9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 元76
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 元15
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 元13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 元4.95
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 元136
2 liters of Coca-Cola 元7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 元16
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 元13,203
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 元460
Internet 8MB (1 month) 元129
40” flat screen TV 元5,245
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 元1,145
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 元54
Hourly rate for cleaning help 元35
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 元657
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 元329
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 元776
1 pair of leather business shoes 元828
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 元173,050
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 元8
Monthly ticket public transport 元212
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 元43
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 元27
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 元63
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 元40
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 元33
4 rolls of toilet paper 元15
Tube of toothpaste 元17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 元157
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 元199
2 tickets to the movies 元161
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 元1,289
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 元306
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 元79
Capuccino in expat area of the city 元33
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 元32
iPod nano 16GB 元943
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 元0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district 元388
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 元17

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