Cost of living and prices in Beijing in 2018

Posted by:Admin Posted on:Mar 20,2018

Beijing is the capital, political, cultural, tourist and financial center of China. Today the population of Beijing is more than 21 million people. Every month hundreds of thousands of tourists come here. Today we will tell about the cost of living and prices in Beijing for food, hotels, hostels, public transport, utilities, rent of apartments, taxis, etc.

№ 1. Prices for hotels and hostels in Beijing in 2018

Hotels

Hotel RatingDouble Room for 1 night (USD)
1 star13.00-40.00 €
2 stars20.00-100.00 €
3 stars30.00-80.00 €
4 stars40.00-150.00 €
5 stars90.00-300.00 €

Hostels

Hostels in BeijingOne night for one bed (USD)
Price range 10.00-25.00 €

№ 2. Prices for rental apartments and utilities in Beijing in 2018

Apartment rent: one, two and three bedroom apartments

Area and number of bedroomsThe central areas. Monthly in US dollars (USD)Outside the center. Monthly in US dollars (USD)
Studio or apartment with one bedroom. 30-40 sq.m.860 $520 $
Apartment with 2 bedrooms. 40-60 sq.m.1410 $870 $
Apartment with 3 bedrooms. 70-90 sq.m.1960 $1230 $

Monthly utility (electricity, cold water, garbage, elevator)

Area and number of bedroomsMonthly (electricity, garbage, cold water, elevator) in US dollars (USD)Monthly (electricity, garbage, cold water, elevator) in Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Studio or apartment with one bedroom. 30-40 sq.m.42.55270.00
Apartment with 2 bedrooms. 40-60 sq.m.52.00330.00
Apartment with 3 bedrooms. 70-90 sq.m.63.03400.00

№ 3. Additional monthly expenses in Beijing in 2018

Mobile communication, home Internet, hairdresser (men’s and women’s haircuts), public transport, fitness club and gym.

Additional monthly expensesMonthly in US dollars (USD)Monthly in Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Home Internet (60 Mbps) 16.70106.00
Mobile connection
11.0370.00 (1 minute of conversation = 0.23 ¥)
Monthly Ticket (Public transport)
31.54 200.00
Subscription to the gym or fitness club59.88380.00
Barbershop (Men's haircut)7.9150.00
Barbershop (women's haircut)18.98120.00
Preschool, Monthly for 1 Child661.004200.00

№ 4. The average net salary in Beijing in 2018

CityMonthly net salary (After Tax) in US dollars (USD)Monthly in Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Beijing
1345 $8510 ¥

№ 5. Prices for apartments in Beijing (buy)

AreaThe central areasOutside the center
On average for 1 sq.m.108580 ¥ (17110 $)48960 ¥ (7715 $)
Studio or apartment with 1 bedroom. 30 sq.m.3257400 ¥ (513317 $)1468800 ¥ (231460 $)
Two-Bedroom Apartment. 50 sq.m.5429000 ¥ (855528 $)2448000 ¥ (385768 $)

№ 6. Food Prices in Beijing in 2018 (supermarkets)

Price list for food in supermarkets in Beijing: pasta, meat, fish, eggs, milk, dairy products, bread, rice, alcohol, juice, water, vegetable oil, sugar, seafood.

List of products Weight (kg and liters)In US dollars (USD) In Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Meat, fish, dairy products
Minced meat 1 kg 3,15-4,7320.00-30.00
Canned fish
200 gr1,89-2,3612.00-15.00
Smoked sausages1 kg 6,4641.00
Fresh fish1 kg 5,52-6,3035.00-40.00
Small shrimps1 kg 3,94 25.00
Large shrimps1 kg 10,2465.00
Chicken Breast Fillet1 kg 3,4221.73
Pork
1 kg 6,30-7.8840.00-50.00
Beef
1 kg 10,1164.15
Milk
1 liter1,7511.13
Salmon
1 kg 25,23 160.00
Cheese1 kg 9,6561.00
Fruits and vegetables
Watermelon1 kg 0,462.90
Melon1 kg 1,29 8.19
Bananas1 kg 1,268.00
Apples
1 kg 1,6110,24
Oranges
1 kg 1,75 11.08
Potato1 kg 0,69 4.41
Tomato
1 kg 1,25 7.96
Onion1 kg 0,805.07
Carrot
1 kg 0,32-0,472.00-3.00
Courgettes1 kg 0,32-0,47 2.00-3.00
Drinks, alcohol and other products
Eggs 10 pieces 1,7611.20
Rice
1 kg 0,97 6.13
Bread500 gr1,52 9.63
Wine0,7 liter 14,18 90.00
Beer (made in China)0,5 liter 0,875.54
Imported beer 0,5 liter 2,52-2,84 16.00-18.00
Water
1.5 liter 0,59 3.77
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 packet3,1520.00
Vodka0,7 liter 20,49130.00
Sugar1 kg 2,2114.00
Pasta
1 kg 3,95-5,5425.00-35.00
Juice
1 liter 1,90-3,1612.00-20.00
Vegetable oil
1 l 2,5216.00

Prices in cafes and restaurants in Beijing: the average bill for 1 person

List. Restaurants, cafes, fast foodAverage bill for 1 person in Chinese Yuan (CNY)Average bill for 1 person in US dollars (USD)
A cafe. Lunch or dinner30.00-50.00 4,74-7,91
Restaurants. Lunch or dinner80.00-100.0012,65-15,81
Fast food (McDonalds) 30.00-40.004,74-6,32

№ 7. Prices for public transport, taxis and gasoline in Beijing in 2018

Types of transport Chinese Yuan (CNY)US dollars (USD)
Taxi
Boarding A Taxi13.002,06
Taxi for 1 km (average cost) 2.330,37
Total price for 3 km 20.003,16
From airport to city center80.00-150.0012,65-23,72
Public transport
1 ticket (bus and metro) 3.000,47
1-month ticket200.0031,62
Shuttle bus from airport to center16.002,53
Express train rom airport to center25.003,95
Rent a bicycle
For 1 hour5.00-7.000,79-1,11
Gasoline
1 liter
6.651,05

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