Cost of living in Kunming, China

Summary of cost of living in Kunming

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 12,612元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,608元
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Kunming
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
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 5.41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
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Housing Update prices
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 1,193元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 98元
40” flat screen tv 2,504元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 707元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 46元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 30元
Clothes Update prices
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 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 136元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 27元
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Personal Care Update prices
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, ...) 87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 11元
Tube of toothpaste 11元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27元
Entertainment Update prices
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) 679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 186元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18元
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 28, 2022

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