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Q: nanjing cost of living

i'm considering this place, but i need an indication what my expenses will be like. What's the rough price of a simple 1-bedroom apartment, furnished and airconditioned? Is the food decent and affordable? I can go partly native. How about electricity, internet, utilities and so on. Are taxes high there?

5 years 23 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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Average cost of a 1 bedroom apartment...  2500-3000 Rmb. 

Food can run between 10-15 (cheap meal) and 50-60 (decent meal).  I'm not a fan of the "local" food, mostly live off of Uighur food (pork makes me sick). 

I have 2 roommates, and pay about 400rmb every 3-4 months for electricity and water.  My apartment doesn't have Internet, so I can't give you an estimate for that, sorry. 

 

Unfortunately, the only other city that I know to compare it with in china is Kunming...  Kunming is much cheaper, but if you don't go out drinking every night, or eat at fancy restaurants every day, you can make do with living in Nanjing on a moderate budget.  

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NJ food is awful.  It's like they don't even try to make it decent.   

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Thanks for the answer. It was an old question related to a job offer I got a while back, but I already refused it. A common tactic that recruiters seem to use, is implying that cost of living is cheaper in the destination city. From the look of the prices, it's not that cheap after all. I made a good call.

Recently a recruiter suggested that cost of living in Tianjin is cheaper than nearby Chengdu. But since they offered 3000/month housing allowance, and Chengdu jobs usually offer 1000-1500, I knew it was a bogus claim.

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