Prices in China

What are the supermarket prices in China? Is the cost of living in China are higher than in United States? How much will it cost us to entertain in China and how much will we spend in restaurants and bars?
On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in China: food, Restaurants, living, and Entertainment (The last update: today 15 hours ago)

Currency in China to Chinese yuan (CNY CN¥). For 9.9 US dollars you can get 63.7 Chinese yuan. For 99 US dollars you can get 637 Chinese yuan. And the other way: For 9.9 Chinese yuan you can get 1.54 US dollars.


What are the different prices in the cities in China? Look here: Prices in cities in China

Prices: Beijing   Chengdu   Chongqing   Guangzhou   Harbin   Nanjing   Shanghai   Shenyang   Tianjin   Wuhan  

Summing up costs, it can be concluded that in China it is cheaper than in United States. Food is 28% cheaper. Dining in restaurants and bars will be cheaper by 60%. The cost of living in China is comparable to the cost of living in United States. If we want to spend time actively or to have fun, we will pay less than in United States about 9.9%.

See also how prices have changed in previous years: Price changes in previous years in China


Are hotels expensive in China? How much will we pay for a room in China?

The average price of accommodation in China is $53 (CN¥340). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $37 (CN¥240) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $39 (CN¥250). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is China in $37 (CN¥240). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $46 (CN¥300) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $78 (CN¥500) in China If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $130 (CN¥870)


When you're thinking about traveling and it doesn't necessarily have to be a specific country, maybe the costs will be less than in China in one of the nearby countries? Check prices in: Mongolia, Bhutan, Macau, Hong Kong, and Myanmar.

Food

Current overview: food prices China

Living

Current overview: cost of living China

Comparison of selected prices in China with prices in United States:

fees

$57 ($31 - $110)
65% less than in United States

internet

$14 ($7.7 - $29)
78% less than in United States

jeans pants

$65 ($31 - $120)
by half more than in United States

average earnings

$1K
71% less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$490 ($280 - $1.3K)
63% less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$610 ($310 - $1.5K)
64% less than in United States

bread

$1.7 ($0.92 - $3.8)
37% less than in United States

cheese

$14 ($6.2 - $31)
28% more than in United States

rice

$1 ($0.46 - $1.7)
74% less than in United States

tomatoes

$1.2 ($0.46 - $2.3)
71% less than in United States

bananas

$1.3 ($0.77 - $2.8)
13% less than in United States

wine

$12 ($5.4 - $23)
1.6% more than in United States

cheap restaurant

$3.1 ($2.3 - $7.4)
79% less than in United States

local beer

$1.1 ($0.69 - $3.1)
78% less than in United States

coffee

$4 ($1.8 - $5.8)
6.2% less than in United States

bottle of water

$0.32 ($0.26 - $0.58)
79% less than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$5.4 ($4.6 - $6.2)
32% less than in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$0.5 ($0.42 - $0.77)
73% less than in United States

Price changes in previous years in China

Has the price of bread increased in China?
Bread in previous years has cost: 2010: $1.4(CN¥8.8), 2011: $1.5(CN¥9.7), 2012: $1.6(CN¥10), 2013: $1.6(CN¥10), 2014: $1.5(CN¥9.9), 2015: $1.9(CN¥12), 2016: $1.6(CN¥10), 2017: $1.6(CN¥10), and 2018: $1.8(CN¥12).

China price changes: A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 2010-2018
China price changes A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) hikersbay.com

Bananas - price changes in years: 2015: $1.5(CN¥9.4), 2016: $1.2(CN¥7.9), 2017: $1.1(CN¥7.3), and 2018: $1.2(CN¥7.8)

China price changes: Bananas (1kg) 2015-2018
China price changes Bananas (1kg) hikersbay.com

Have prices increased in restaurants in China?
In inexpensive restaurants, the price for a meal was: 2010: $3.1(CN¥20), 2011: $3(CN¥19), 2012: $3.1(CN¥20), 2013: $3.8(CN¥25), 2014: $3.1(CN¥20), 2015: $3.1(CN¥20), 2016: $3.8(CN¥25), 2017: $3.8(CN¥25), and 2018: $3.8(CN¥25)

China price changes: Meal in a cheap restaurant 2010-2018
China price changes Meal in a cheap restaurant hikersbay.com

Renting A Small Apartment In The Center - price changes in years: 2010: $460(CN¥3K), 2011: $450(CN¥2.9K), 2012: $650(CN¥4.2K), 2013: $550(CN¥3.6K), 2014: $690(CN¥4.4K), 2015: $790(CN¥5.1K), 2016: $700(CN¥4.5K), 2017: $660(CN¥4.2K), and 2018: $630(CN¥4K)

China price changes: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2010-2018
China price changes Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre hikersbay.com
China price changes: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2011-2018
China price changes Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) hikersbay.com