Cost of living in Shenzhen, China

List of prices in Shenzhen, China. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 50元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 34元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 20元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13元
12 eggs, large 19元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 65元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 15元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 9元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.27元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 121元
2 liters of Coca-Cola 8元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 15元
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 10,491元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 7,098元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 360元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 6,330元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,898元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 235元
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 115元
40” flat screen TV 2,778元
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 459元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 55元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 36元
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 555元
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 235元
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 504元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 686元
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 185,479元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8元
Monthly ticket public transport 202元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 34元
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 35元
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 431元
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 30元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 41元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 45元
4 rolls of toilet paper 12元
Tube of toothpaste 13元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 86元
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 195元
2 tickets to the movies 95元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 358元
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 434元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 65元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 33元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 42元
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,084元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.60元
1 month of gym membership in business district 386元
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 19元
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 267 prices entered by 34 different people.
Latest price update: December 09, 2018.

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