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Q: What's the average cost of living in Shanghai... modestly, not luxuriously?

Would 10,000rmb be livable?

7 years 51 weeks ago in  Lifestyle - Shanghai

 
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for an expat 5000rmb is living very modestly (if you get a job that includes free housing), my chinese ex-gf lives on 2800rmb a month in shanghai but shares an apartment total cost for her apartment is 800rmb a month

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OK, let's take it from my own humble, meek and modest experience... renting an apartment with 1 bedroom - (in rmb) = 2,000K/month; utilities = 150rmb (i dont stay much in the house); groceries, i do it weekly =  200/week, daily expense when going to work+fare (i take bus and subway) = 20/day (20x 22/21 working days); hang out with friends (depends on where u go, what u'd do and how often u'd do it in a month) = 100 - 200 (incldg taxi); mobile top-up = 100/month; misc = 200/month

in average, i spend 4k - 5krmb/month

so if u allot 10K/month then u're well-off Smile

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