Cost of living in Chengdu, China

Summary of cost of living in Chengdu

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 15,199元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,578元
  • Chengdu is the cheapest city in China (5 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Chengdu is cheaper than in 54% of cities in Asia (14 out of 26)
  • Cost of living in Chengdu is cheaper than in 83% of cities in the World (214 out of 258)
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List of prices in Chengdu
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 32元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 16元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 15元
12 eggs, large 14元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 10元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 51元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 12元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 6元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 164元
2 liters of coca-cola 9元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11元
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,720元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,792元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 323元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,077元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,845元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 218元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 93元
40” flat screen tv 2,201元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 565元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 50元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 42元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 506元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 212元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 602元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 657元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 213,009元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8元
Monthly ticket public transport 157元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 40元
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 25元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 24元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 158元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 18元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 40元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 37元
4 rolls of toilet paper 10元
Tube of toothpaste 10元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 61元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 156元
2 tickets to the movies 80元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 306元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 308元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 52元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 34元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,218元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.39元
1 month of gym membership in business district 225元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 21元
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 72 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: August 17, 2022

Chengdu position in our World Ranking

the world
214th
out of 258
asia
14th
out of 26
china
5th
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Chengdu compared to other cities:

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2nd
asia
1st
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4th

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