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Cost of Living in Beijing | China

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1185
$3028
🛋️ Without rent
$459
$1654
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$725
$1374
🍽️ Food
$270
$711
🚐 Transport
$90.8
$240
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1322
🏙️ Population
21.7M

The average cost of living in Beijing is $1185, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 4937th out of 9294 in our global list and 5th out of 544 in China.

The median after-tax salary is $1322, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months. Ranked 507th (TOP 6%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 5th best city to live in China. With an estimated population of 21.7M, Beijing is the 2nd largest city in China.

✈️ Closest airport13 kmBeijing Xijiao Airport
😷 Air qualityBad42.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank59Tsinghua University
Cost of living in Beijing infographic

Prices in Beijing

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.02
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.91
☕ Cappuccino
$4.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.93
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.14
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.72

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.81
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1033
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$592
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1835
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1180
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$14805
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7038

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$48.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$72.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$688
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22384

Beijing Cost of Living comparison