Cost of living in Hefei, China

Summary of cost of living in Hefei

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 13,588元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,126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 Hefei
Current as of Oct 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 39元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 32元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 22元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 16元
12 eggs, large 11元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 10元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 39元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.58元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 11元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 135元
2 liters of coca-cola 8元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11元
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,500元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,098元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 328元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,096元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,854元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 496元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 89元
40” flat screen tv 1,836元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 798元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 31元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 29元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 351元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 237元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 473元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 612元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 100,000元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7元
Monthly ticket public transport 201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) 28元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 70元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 23元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 25元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 26元
4 rolls of toilet paper 7元
Tube of toothpaste 12元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 40元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 102元
2 tickets to the movies 78元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 373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 63元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 34元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 28元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 5,000元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 511元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 30元
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 59 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2021

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