Cost of Living in Taiyuan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$586
$1582
🛋️ Without rent
$403
$1301
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$183
$281
🍽️ Food
$252
$655
🚐 Transport
$66.9
$186
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$779
🏙️ Population
4.2M

The average cost of living in Taiyuan is $586, which is in the top 19% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7437th out of 9294 in our global list and 522nd out of 544 in China.

The median after-tax salary is $779, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months. Ranked 4436th (TOP 48%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 59th best city to live in China. With an estimated population of 4.2M, Taiyuan is the 119th largest city in China.

✈️ Closest airport16 kmTaiyuan Wusu Airport
😷 Air qualityBad52.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank917Shanxi University
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Prices in Taiyuan

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.17
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.71
☕ Cappuccino
$4.18
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$230
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$352
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$196
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4281
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2408

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.37
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.78
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.83
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.54
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.16
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$76.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$233
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13159