Cost of living in Suzhou, China

Summary of cost of living in Suzhou

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 19,078元
Single person estimated monthly costs: 9,162元
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List of prices in Suzhou, China. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 58元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 35元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 15元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 16元
12 eggs, large 16元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 57元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 12元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 10元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 155元
2 liters of Coca-Cola 12元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 15元
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 7,961元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 3,662元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 356元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 5,342元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 2,896元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 195元
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 121元
40” flat screen TV 3,860元
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 876元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 47元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 35元
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 457元
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 292元
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 705元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 750元
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 154,121元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8元
Monthly ticket public transport 98元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 31元
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 95元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 89元
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 550元
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 73元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 49元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 42元
4 rolls of toilet paper 9元
Tube of toothpaste 14元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 75元
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 182元
2 tickets to the movies 101元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,073元
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 471元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 79元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 33元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 37元
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 5,000元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.24元
1 month of gym membership in business district 256元
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 22元
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 85 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2019

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