Cost of living in Changsha, China

Summary of cost of living in Changsha

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 13,692元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,740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 Changsha
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 45元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 39元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12元
12 eggs, large 19元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 68元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 22元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.11元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 78元
2 liters of coca-cola 7元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 8元
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,690元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,059元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 400元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,857元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,082元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 544元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 110元
40” flat screen tv 2,322元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 725元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 44元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 516元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 236元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 552元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 258元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 152,521元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7元
Monthly ticket public transport 162元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 29元
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 20元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 150元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 92元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 57元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 39元
4 rolls of toilet paper 6元
Tube of toothpaste 9元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 28元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 156元
2 tickets to the movies 111元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 195元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 327元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 62元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 27元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 38元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,800元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.18元
1 month of gym membership in business district 272元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 22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: July 14, 2024

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