Cost of living in Chengdu, China

Summary of cost of living in Chengdu

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 15,315元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,913元
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Chengdu
Current as of Jun 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 27元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 34元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 17元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 15元
12 eggs, large 13元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 54元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 14元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 7元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 164元
2 liters of coca-cola 8元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12元
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 5,575元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,751元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 344元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,077元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,845元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 218元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 93元
40” flat screen tv 2,201元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 565元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 50元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 42元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 506元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 212元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 594元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 657元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 213,009元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7元
Monthly ticket public transport 131元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 25元
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 25元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 26元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 158元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 18元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 40元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 37元
4 rolls of toilet paper 10元
Tube of toothpaste 10元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 61元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 135元
2 tickets to the movies 79元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 296元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 279元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 51元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 33元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,218元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.42元
1 month of gym membership in business district 227元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 20元
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 131 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: June 12, 2021

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