Cost of living in Beijing, China

Lunchtime menu in the business district 元59
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 元27
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 元13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 元17
12 eggs, large 元17
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 元7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 元55
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 元12
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 元7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 元5.26
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 元81
2 liters of Coca-Cola 元7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 元11
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 元12,308
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 元301
Internet 8MB (1 month) 元118
40” flat screen TV 元2,995
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 元630
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 元34
Hourly rate for cleaning help 元27
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 元485
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 元229
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 元577
1 pair of leather business shoes 元555
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 元157,103
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 元7
Monthly ticket public transport 元117
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 元41
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 元39
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 元51
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 元44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 元38
4 rolls of toilet paper 元19
Tube of toothpaste 元14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 元97
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 元137
2 tickets to the movies 元125
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 元722
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 元303
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 元77
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 元30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 元19
iPod nano 16GB 元1,104
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 元0.54
1 month of gym membership in business district 元396
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 元19
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,400 prices entered by 403 different people.
Latest price update: October 07, 2015.

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