Cost of living in Suzhou, China

Summary of cost of living in Suzhou

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 19,024元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 9,074元
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Suzhou, China. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 63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 13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 13元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 15元
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 7,969元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,501元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 428元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,254元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,905元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 195元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 120元
40” flat screen tv 3,764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 37元
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 437元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 280元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 666元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 789元
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 155,118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 72元
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 187元
2 tickets to the movies 100元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 955元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 460元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 76元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 33元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 36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 245元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 21元
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 39 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 14, 2021

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