Cost of living in Guangzhou, China

Summary of cost of living in Guangzhou

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 20,293元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 11,131元
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Guangzhou
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 44元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 34元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 20元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 17元
12 eggs, large 17元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 61元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 13元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 7元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 6元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 86元
2 liters of coca-cola 7元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13元
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 9,291元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 6,541元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 434元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,086元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,118元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 254元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 113元
40” flat screen tv 1,840元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 839元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 47元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 45元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 576元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 356元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 664元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 470元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 135,992元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7元
Monthly ticket public transport 187元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 43元
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 28元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 77元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 316元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 30元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 43元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 35元
4 rolls of toilet paper 11元
Tube of toothpaste 18元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 69元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 250元
2 tickets to the movies 84元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 870元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 400元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 74元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 40元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,453元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.36元
1 month of gym membership in business district 324元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 23元
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 68 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: October 03, 2022

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