Cost of living in Jinan, China

Summary of cost of living in Jinan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 12,768元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,370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 Jinan
Current as of Jan 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) 20元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 15元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 14元
12 eggs, large 20元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.75元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 55元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.00元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.00元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 200元
2 liters of coca-cola 9元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 8元
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,951元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,804元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 400元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 65元
40” flat screen tv 3,100元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 500元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 58元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 23元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 339元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 147元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 410元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 400元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 185,000元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7元
Monthly ticket public transport 81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) 16元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 30元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 19元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 20元
4 rolls of toilet paper 7元
Tube of toothpaste 7元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 30元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 125元
2 tickets to the movies 52元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,000元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 210元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 30元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4.00元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.30元
1 month of gym membership in business district 250元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 16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: January 09, 2022

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