Cost of living in Beijing, China

Lunchtime menu in the business district 元62
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15
12 eggs, large 元17
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 元7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 元62
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 元12
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 元4.50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 元4.80
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 元88
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12,251
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 元283
Internet 8MB (1 month) 元119
40” flat screen TV 元3,016
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 元630
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 元37
Hourly rate for cleaning help 元27
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 元517
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 元242
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 元592
1 pair of leather business shoes 元569
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 元163,531
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 元7
Monthly ticket public transport 元146
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53
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 元52
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 元48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 元38
4 rolls of toilet paper 元18
Tube of toothpaste 元13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 元92
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 元137
2 tickets to the movies 元143
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 元699
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 元331
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 元74
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 元34
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 元17
iPod nano 16GB 元1,833
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 元0.48
1 month of gym membership in business district 元434
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 元17
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,492 prices entered by 411 different people.
Latest price update: November 29, 2015.

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