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Cost of Living in Shenzhen | China

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1035
$2794
🛋️ Without rent
$483
$1710
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$552
$1084
🍽️ Food
$308
$799
🚐 Transport
$85.4
$229
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1176
🏙️ Population
11.9M

The average cost of living in Shenzhen is $1035, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 5316th out of 9294 in our global list and 6th out of 544 in China.

The median after-tax salary is $1176, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months. Ranked 447th (TOP 5%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in China. With an estimated population of 11.9M, Shenzhen is the 6th largest city in China.

✈️ Closest airport11 kmShek Kong Air Base
😷 Air qualityModerate23.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank1083Shenzhen University
Cost of living in Shenzhen infographic

Prices in Shenzhen

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.59
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.41
☕ Cappuccino
$4.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.49

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.25
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.76
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$18.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.25
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.46
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.87
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.78

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.75
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$727
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$432
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1405
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$898
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$67.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$13675
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8231

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.27
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.92
👖 Brand Jeans
$64.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$684
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22737

Shenzhen Cost of Living comparison