Cost of living in Dalian, China

Summary of cost of living in Dalian

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 13,765元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,190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 Dalian
Current as of Oct 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 58元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 31元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 11元
12 eggs, large 16元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 54元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.56元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 83元
2 liters of coca-cola 7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 4,106元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,234元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 250元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,928元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,068元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 201元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 92元
40” flat screen tv 2,532元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 327元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 30元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 39元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 398元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 379元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 454元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 308元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 184,335元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6元
Monthly ticket public transport 62元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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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) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 150元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 100元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 25元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 27元
4 rolls of toilet paper 9元
Tube of toothpaste 16元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 41元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 111元
2 tickets to the movies 104元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 165元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 317元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 44元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 34元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 25元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.47元
1 month of gym membership in business district 230元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 15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: October 21, 2021

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