Cost of living in Taiyuan, China

Summary of cost of living in Taiyuan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 12,198元
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 4,896元
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Taiyuan
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 44元
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 30元
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10元
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13元
12 eggs, large 9元
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9元
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 51元
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10元
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8元
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 5.22元
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 107元
2 liters of coca-cola 7元
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13元
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,200元
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,908元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 193元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,080元
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,216元
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 113元
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 70元
40” flat screen tv 2,306元
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 452元
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 34元
Hourly rate for cleaning help 41元
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 533元
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 150元
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 449元
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 382元
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 108,000元
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7元
Monthly ticket public transport 71元
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 43元
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 24元
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 43元
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 200元
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 44元
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 25元
4 rolls of toilet paper 8元
Tube of toothpaste 11元
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 56元
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 173元
2 tickets to the movies 89元
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 399元
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 313元
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 53元
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 26元
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 25元
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,999元
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.25元
1 month of gym membership in business district 282元
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 21元
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 15, 2022

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