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What is the average living cost in China?

source:Teach Abroad time:2019-04-03 14:25:13 read:1665

      The cost of living varies in different countries, if you want to get a job abroad, these questions might pop up to your head in the first place:  what is the standard living in China? What is the average living cost in China? Is my salary enough for travel? Here are the breakdowns that you might be interested.


1.     FOOD in CHINA

You can eat local food or buy produce from online delivery app and the Chinese markets.

Milk (1L) : 7 RMB (1.05 USD)

Eggs (12) : 7 RMB (1.05 USD)

Carrots (1kg) : 5 RMB (0.74 USD)

Chicken breast (1kg) : 15 RMB (2.23 USD)

Rice (1kg) : 8 RMB (1.20USD)

Bottle of water (1.5L) : 3 RMB (0.45 USD)

Bottle of Chinese beer (.5L) : 4 RMB (0.59 USD)


2.     LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Three course mid-range restaurant dinner : 80 RMB (12 USD)

Quick restaurant meal of rice or noodles : 25 RMB (3.72 USD)

Large steamed dumplings, a common street food : 3 RMB (0.45 USD)

Housekeeper (2 hours) : 30 RMB (4.46 USD)

Massage (30 min) : 40 RMB (5.95 USD)

1 month fitness club membership : 150 RMB (22.3 USD)

Movie ticket, international release : 65 RMB (9.67 USD)


3.     DAILY TRANSPORTATION

Metro Ride: 3 RMB 0.45 USD

Taxi rate per km : 2.2 RMB (start fare ~ 10RMB) 

20-min taxi ride across town : 25 RMB 3.72 USD

City bus : 2 RMB 0.3 USD


4.     TRAVEL IN CHINA AND BEYOND

Any traveler on a budget will love taking trains in China. Trains are numerous and increasingly high speed rail services connect large regional cities. Domestic flights are also usually inexpensive. There is some seasonal variation and prices rise during national holidays like Chinese New Year.

1 night in a mid-range hotel : 350 RMB (52 USD)

High speed train, Hangzhou to Shanghai ( 50 mins ): 73 RMB (11 USD)

Flight, Hangzhou to Beijing (2 hours) : 400 RMB (60 USD)

Flight, Hangzhou to Bangkok3 hours) :1300 RMB 193 USD


²  SAMPLE TEACHER MONTHLY BUDGET

To give you an idea of how teachers at Echo Education in China spends his or her salary, here is a sample monthly budget:

Gross Income (Salary): 12,500 RMB (1860 USD)

Rent: 2500 RMB (370 USD)

Utilities (electricity, gas, water): 200 RMB (30 USD)

Phone & Internet: 300 RMB (45 USD)

Food: 1500 RMB (if not eat at school) (223 USD)

Remaining Disposable Income: 8000 RMB (1192 USD)

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