Cost of living in Changchun, China

Summary of cost of living in Changchun

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 14,137元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,112元
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Changchun
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 36元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 28元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 17元
12 eggs, large 12元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 13元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 105元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 16元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.65元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.58元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 142元
2 liters of coca-cola 5.96元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 6元
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,258元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,588元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 300元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,123元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,404元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 501元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 184元
40” flat screen tv 1,537元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 300元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 33元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 41元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 155元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 179元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 250元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 150元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 170,000元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 10元
Monthly ticket public transport 66元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 39元
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 18元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 15元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 200元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 30元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 46元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 45元
4 rolls of toilet paper 11元
Tube of toothpaste 10元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 20元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 94元
2 tickets to the movies 136元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 200元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 187元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 34元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 28元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.00元
1 month of gym membership in business district 314元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 16元
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2023

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