Cost of living in Chongqing, China

Summary of cost of living in Chongqing

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 14,545元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,104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 Chongqing
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 63元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 31元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 21元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 15元
12 eggs, large 16元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 8元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 46元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 14元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.51元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 124元
2 liters of coca-cola 8元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 10元
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,015元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,720元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 410元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,432元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,371元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 329元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 90元
40” flat screen tv 2,237元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 496元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 57元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 43元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 547元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 351元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 537元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 427元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 152,971元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7元
Monthly ticket public transport 125元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 28元
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 51元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 36元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 414元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 39元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 9元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 29元
4 rolls of toilet paper 7元
Tube of toothpaste 16元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 66元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 166元
2 tickets to the movies 81元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 510元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 313元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 47元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 31元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 23元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,815元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.25元
1 month of gym membership in business district 384元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 28元
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 29, 2022

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