Cost of living in Kunming, China

Summary of cost of living in Kunming

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 12,570元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,598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.
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List of prices in Kunming, China. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 25元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 34元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 14元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12元
12 eggs, large 11元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 38元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 11元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.25元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.20元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 101元
2 liters of coca-cola 7元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11元
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,548元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,385元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 316元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,103元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,465元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,191元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 98元
40” flat screen tv 2,500元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 713元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 46元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 30元
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 586元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 242元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 604元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 542元
Transportation [Edit]
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 136元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 26元
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 30元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 32元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 200元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 88元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 29元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 32元
4 rolls of toilet paper 10元
Tube of toothpaste 10元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27元
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 104元
2 tickets to the movies 107元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 682元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 159元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 33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 188元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18元
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 35 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2020

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