Cost of living in Shanghai, China

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,627 prices entered by 389 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 元72
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 元31
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 元23
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 元17
12 eggs, large 元16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 元14
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 元63
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 元17
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 元16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 元6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 元152
2 liters of Coca-Cola 元8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 元12
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 元13,348
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 元491
Internet 8MB (1 month) 元156
40” flat screen TV 元4,500
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 元876
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 元49
Hourly rate for cleaning help 元25
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 元618
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 元292
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 元706
1 pair of leather business shoes 元744
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 元210,909
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 元9
Monthly ticket public transport 元152
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 元38
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 元101
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 元68
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 元40
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 元69
4 rolls of toilet paper 元17
Tube of toothpaste 元13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 元100
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 元252
2 tickets to the movies 元176
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 元1,238
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 元610
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 元74
Capuccino in expat area of the city 元34
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 元40
iPod nano 16GB 元1,274
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 元1.57
1 month of gym membership in business district 元562
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 元17

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