Cost of Living in Ningbo | China

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$683
$1905
🛋️ Without rent
$407
$1422
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$276
$483
🍽️ Food
$268
$739
🚐 Transport
$68.7
$189
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1024
🏙️ Population
7.64M

The average cost of living in Ningbo is $683, which is in the top 31% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6345th out of 9294 in our global list and 71st out of 544 in China.

The median after-tax salary is $1024, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 1563rd (TOP 17%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 22nd best city to live in China. With an estimated population of 7.64M, Ningbo is the 23rd largest city in China.

✈️ Closest airport6 kmNingbo Zhangqiao Air Base
😷 Air qualityModerate28.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank1459Ningbo University
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Prices in Ningbo

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.18
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.8
☕ Cappuccino
$3.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.4

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$306
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$218
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$582
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$391
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4797
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2698

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$14
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.3
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.62
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.71
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.47
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🧅 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
$1.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.65
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.93
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.14

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$527
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14402

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