Cost of living in Kunming, China

Summary of cost of living in Kunming

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 12,862元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,473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 Kunming
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 31元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 36元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 14元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 11元
12 eggs, large 13元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 38元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 13元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.05元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.70元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 122元
2 liters of coca-cola 7元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 9元
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,444元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,232元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 896元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,275元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,605元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,205元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 84元
40” flat screen tv 1,728元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 463元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 44元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 25元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 681元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 249元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 603元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 761元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 117,192元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7元
Monthly ticket public transport 110元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 28元
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 37元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 31元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 147元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 78元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 29元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 34元
4 rolls of toilet paper 14元
Tube of toothpaste 11元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 29元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 104元
2 tickets to the movies 82元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 679元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 201元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 36元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 24元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 9元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,359元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.20元
1 month of gym membership in business district 186元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18元
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 23 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 14, 2024

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