Thinking of relocating to China?
Before any big move, it’s crucial to do your research – that’s why we’ve done the work for you and compiled this handy list of prices broken down into categories.
To roughly convert prices to GBP, just divide the rate in RMB by 10. So 100RMB = 10GBP.
Let’s jump right in!
Rent 2018 in RMB ￥
- 30 mins to city centre
Tier 1 city:
- Beijing (4500)
- Shanghai (4000)
- Shenzhen (3000)
Tier 2 city:
- Shenyang (1800)
(Water, Internet, Electricity, Gas etc)
Altogether 200RMB a month maximum
You get free WIFI everywhere in China!
1-2RMB single trip
5RMB for a one hour trip.
Buy a subway card for 100RMB with a 50RMB balance or top up with WeChat.
High speed train
60RMB for a trip roughly the same distance as London to Manchester – but it only takes an hour!
Flights from Beijing to Shanghai are as cheap as 350RMB.
You can find return flights to Thailand for as little as 600RMB – not bad for a holiday!
The best way to find the cheapest deals are to use apps such as Taobao.
Usually 14RMB per mile.
2RMB an hour.
Bikes everywhere in China. You just open your camera with WeChat and scan the code on the bike and it unlocks itself. You don’t need to return it, just lock it anywhere on a street like a Barclay’s Bike.
8RMB for 1L of milk
4RMB for a can of beer
1.5-2RMB for a 500ml bottle of water
10RMB for 1kg of apples
10RMB for 12 eggs
10RMB for a loaf of white bread
23RMB for 1kg of chicken
You have the choice of supermarkets or local outdoor markets.
6RMB for a roujiamo (a bun with lamb and vegetables)
8RMB for a bowl of fresh noodles
Local restaurants are extremely cheap but if you’re going somewhere fancy, you can have a meal for two for around 200RMB with (four dishes and drinks).
25RMB for a pint
Bars will usually also serve food, platters to share and have great music!
70RMB an hour for the service fee. You can sing for as loud and as long as you want!
So there you have it! Now you know how cheap it is to live in China, you can understand why teachers usually save around 80 – 90% of their salary!
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