Shanghai Cost of Living

With so many people moving to Shanghai on all kinds of budgets, it can be confusing to work out Cost of Living in Shanghai. I have put together a guide which I hope will help you budget a little.

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House rent:

Per month:

Low rent: 3,000 – 10,000 RMB

Medium rent: 10,000 – 30,000 RMB

High rent: More then 30,000 RMB

Utilities, Phone and Groceries :

Utilities: 250-600 RMB

Internet: 150-280 RMB

Phone: 150-200 RMB(Internet access+phone calls and messaging)

Groceries: 800RMB

Beverages

Coffee in a coffee shop: 20 – 40 RMB

0,5L local beer in a shop: 4 – 8 RMB

0,33L imported beer in a shop: 10 – 30 RMB

Restaurants:

Meal for 2, Inexpensive restaurants: 22 – 50 RMB

Meal for 2, Mid-range restaurant: 150 – 300 RMB

Meal for 2, Expensive restaurant: Over 300 RMB

McDonals meal: 25 – 32 RMB

A night out:

Bar: 50 – 200 RMB

Club: 80 – 500 RMB

Hotel:

1 – 2 stars: 120 – 330 RMB

3 stars: 130 – 600 RMB

4 stars: 230 – 600 RMB

5 stars: 400 – 2,500 RMB

Transportation:

Metro: 3 – 7 RMB/trip

Bus: 2 RMB/trip

Taxi:

Daytime: 14 RMB

Nighttime: 18 RMB

Per 1 km: 2,5 RMB

Sports and leisure:

Gym: 1 person 200 – 400 RMB/month

Tennis court: 60 – 100 RMB/hour

Cinema: 1 person ticket 80 RMB

Healthcare:

Public hospital:

Basic consultation: 40-200 RMB, 15-20 RMB to visit a doctor + tests/medicine

Comprehensive visit: 300-1000 RMB

Private hospital:

Basic consultation: Minimum 700 RMB to visit a doctor + test/medicine

Comprehensive visit: Minimum 2000 RMB

For more information on the cost of living in Shanghai check out this amazing websites!

http://www.goinglobal.com/articles/1246/

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/city_result.jsp?country=China&city=Shanghai

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=China&city1=Shanghai&country2=United+States&city2=New+York%2C+NY

http://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/comparison/london/shanghai?

http://www.expatarrivals.com/china/shanghai/cost-of-living-in-shanghai

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/804147.shtml#.U0ORs_l_vK8

Adrienne black top - smallAdrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at  +86 13122 810 421 or  manager@shanghaiprops.com. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties

 

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