Cost of Living in Lhasa | China

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$597
$1566
🛋️ Without rent
$344
$1132
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$253
$435
🍽️ Food
$232
$616
🚐 Transport
$36
$94.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$706
🏙️ Population
903k

The average cost of living in Lhasa is $597, which is in the top 25% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6932nd out of 9294 in our global list and 346th out of 544 in China.

The median after-tax salary is $706, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months. Ranked 5525th (TOP 60%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 129th best city to live in China. With an estimated population of 903k, Lhasa is the 303rd largest city in China.

✈️ Closest airport43 kmLhasa Gonggar Airport
😷 Air qualityGood10.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank4175Tibet University
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Prices in Lhasa

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.07
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.84
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.44
☕ Cappuccino
$2.96
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.6

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$264
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$184
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$472
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$336
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2504
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1635

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.94
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.14

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.56
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.79
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.49
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.26
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.56

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.44
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$321
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9798