Cost of living in Shenzhen, China

Summary of cost of living in Shenzhen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 21,345元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 12,042元
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List of prices in Shenzhen, China. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 51元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 36元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 23元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 16元
12 eggs, large 18元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 10元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 83元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 15元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.21元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 111元
2 liters of coca-cola 10元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11元
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 10,932元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 6,679元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 553元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,312元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,761元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 284元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 107元
40” flat screen tv 2,226元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 570元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 41元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 37元
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 471元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 248元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 553元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 688元
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 175,985元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7元
Monthly ticket public transport 159元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 38元
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 34元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 238元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 42元
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 44元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 38元
4 rolls of toilet paper 13元
Tube of toothpaste 12元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 70元
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 248元
2 tickets to the movies 105元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 595元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 571元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 63元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 38元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,030元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.59元
1 month of gym membership in business district 270元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 22元
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 306 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

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