Cost of living in Hangzhou, China

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 元53
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 元31
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 元11
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 元17
12 eggs, large 元13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 元9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 元48
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 元11
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 元7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 元7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 元98
2 liters of Coca-Cola 元7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 元14
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 元5,556
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 元3,717
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 元439
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 元4,380
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 元2,075
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 元170
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 元140
40” flat screen TV 元3,375
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 元600
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 元26
Hourly rate for cleaning help 元28
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 元517
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 元330
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 元612
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 元546
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 元247,633
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 元7
Monthly ticket public transport 元67
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 元34
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 元37
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 元47
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 元39
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 元34
4 rolls of toilet paper 元10
Tube of toothpaste 元13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 元49
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 元154
2 tickets to the movies 元163
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 元267
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 元406
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 元43
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 元31
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 元28
iPad Air 2, 64GB 元3,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 元1.03
1 month of gym membership in business district 元332
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 元21
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 96 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2017.

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