Cost of living in Hangzhou, China

Summary of cost of living in Hangzhou

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 18,009元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 9,148元
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Hangzhou
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 45元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 34元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 13元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 17元
12 eggs, large 15元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 8元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 46元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 16元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 7元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 107元
2 liters of coca-cola 9元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14元
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 7,682元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 4,622元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 552元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 4,565元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,838元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 331元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 95元
40” flat screen tv 3,106元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 692元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 28元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 42元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 383元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 247元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 566元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 622元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 185,606元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7元
Monthly ticket public transport 129元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 42元
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 33元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 27元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 504元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 47元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 39元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 31元
4 rolls of toilet paper 10元
Tube of toothpaste 11元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 41元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 164元
2 tickets to the movies 135元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 291元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 348元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 51元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 27元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,127元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.61元
1 month of gym membership in business district 289元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18元
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 28, 2022

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