Cost of living in Chongqing, China

Summary of cost of living in Chongqing

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 14,539元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,088元
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Chongqing, China. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 64元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 29元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 20元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 15元
12 eggs, large 14元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 8元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 47元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 15元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.36元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 136元
2 liters of coca-cola 8元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 10元
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,952元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,766元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 380元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,435元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,318元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 289元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 96元
40” flat screen tv 2,278元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 558元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 63元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 39元
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 554元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 336元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 529元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 384元
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 159,287元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7元
Monthly ticket public transport 117元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 25元
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 49元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 30元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 414元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 100元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 10元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 37元
4 rolls of toilet paper 7元
Tube of toothpaste 17元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 70元
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 142元
2 tickets to the movies 84元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 579元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 314元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 46元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 22元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,742元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.25元
1 month of gym membership in business district 396元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 23元
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 51 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2020

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