Cost of Living in Macau

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1610
$3713
🛋️ Without rent
$663
$2042
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$947
$1671
🍽️ Food
$443
$1163
🚐 Transport
$77.9
$217
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
😀 Quality of life
89
🏙️ Population
682K

The average cost of living in Macau is $1610, which is in the top 27% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2525th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 544 in China.

The median after-tax salary is $2346, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 143rd (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in China. With an estimated population of 682K, Macau is the 383rd largest city in China.

✈️ Closest airport 5 km Macau International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 17 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 986 University of Macau
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Prices in Macau

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.86
 Cappuccino
$4.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.72
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1064
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$802
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1749
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1492
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$66.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$101
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$26.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12248
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8692
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.54
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.51
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.88
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.95
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.34
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.17
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.97
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$104
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$25.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$77
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$610
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8675

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