Cost of living in Changzhou, China

Summary of cost of living in Changzhou

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 21,460元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 12,576元
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Changzhou, China. Current as of Nov 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 49元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 35元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 21元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13元
12 eggs, large 12元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 130元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 22元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes -
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 250元
2 liters of coca-cola 4.43元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 15元
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 14,544元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 4,500元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 850元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,185元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,800元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 850元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 80元
40” flat screen tv 1,700元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 600元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 45元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 60元
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 800元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 886元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,000元
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8元
Monthly ticket public transport 70元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 20元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 30元
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste 5.00元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22元
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 123元
2 tickets to the movies 84元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 415元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 53元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 33元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 180元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 19元
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 07, 2019

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