Cost of living in Qingdao, China

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 元46
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 元27
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 元13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 元15
12 eggs, large 元13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 元9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 元58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 元11
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 元8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 元4.21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 元88
2 liters of Coca-Cola 元8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 元8
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 元4,159
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 元2,688
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 元339
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 元3,056
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 元2,196
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 元321
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 元141
40” flat screen TV 元4,929
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 元500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 元60
Hourly rate for cleaning help 元32
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 元425
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 元322
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 元494
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 元624
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 元219,823
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 元7
Monthly ticket public transport 元69
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 元25
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 元27
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 元35
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 元78
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 元34
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 元37
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 元35
4 rolls of toilet paper 元9
Tube of toothpaste 元12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 元31
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 元82
2 tickets to the movies 元110
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 元433
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 元417
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 元45
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 元28
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 元18
iPad Air 2, 64GB 元2,819
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 元0.93
1 month of gym membership in business district 元387
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 元19
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 51 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2017.

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