Cost of living in Shanghai, China

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,874 prices entered by 435 different people.
Latest price update: December 18, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 元84
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 元30
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 元22
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 元18
12 eggs, large 元15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 元14
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 元87
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 元18
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 元16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 元5.23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 元174
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13,097
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 元561
Internet 8MB (1 month) 元156
40” flat screen TV 元5,791
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 元1,277
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 元50
Hourly rate for cleaning help 元32
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 元562
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 元343
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 元715
1 pair of leather business shoes 元669
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 元205,455
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 元14
Monthly ticket public transport 元200
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 元44
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 元30
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 元68
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 元38
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 元51
4 rolls of toilet paper 元14
Tube of toothpaste 元15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 元126
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 元226
2 tickets to the movies 元160
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 元1,223
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 元689
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 元79
Capuccino in expat area of the city 元36
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 元42
iPod nano 16GB 元1,224
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 元1.57
1 month of gym membership in business district 元653
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 元18

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