Cost of living in Suzhou, China

Summary of cost of living in Suzhou

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 19,803元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 10,267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 Suzhou
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 55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 17元
12 eggs, large 15元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 57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 7元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 134元
2 liters of coca-cola 11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 10,753元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,326元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 391元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,533元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,663元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 188元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 133元
40” flat screen tv 3,116元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 723元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 36元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 445元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 249元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 646元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 746元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 150,656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) 33元
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 80元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 89元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 508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.) 38元
4 rolls of toilet paper 10元
Tube of toothpaste 14元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 67元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 176元
2 tickets to the movies 108元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,056元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 481元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 71元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 34元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 36元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,500元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.77元
1 month of gym membership in business district 228元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 50元
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 59 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 27, 2022

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