Cost of Living in Shenzhen

Cost of Living in ShenzhenAll of the students who want to attend GeniusQuest Film School want to know what it is going to cost them to live in Shenzhen. Aside from course tuition and travel expenses to come to China, we want you to know what to expect when you arrive. As we are located in Longgang District of Shenzhen the costs will be lower than living downtown.

We also have a separate page dedicated to Student Housing information as this will be one of your main monthly expenses. As you can see, the costs are very reasonable and less than most other major cities around the world. Our cost of living in Shenzhen data is provided by numbeo and is in US Dollars.

Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant – $4.08
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course – $19.66
  • McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) – $4.81
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) – $1.17
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) – $2.18
  • Cappuccino (regular) – $3.81
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) – $0.46
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle) – $0.30

Markets

  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) – $1.88
  • Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) – $1.49
  • Rice (white), (1kg) – $0.89
  • Eggs (regular) (12) – $1.76
  • Local Cheese (1kg) – $9.77
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) – $4.27
  • Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) – $6.26
  • Apples (1kg) – $1.85
  • Banana (1kg) – $0.90
  • Oranges (1kg) – $1.95
  • Tomato (1kg) – $1.19
  • Potato (1kg) – $0.79
  • Onion (1kg) – $1.52
  • Lettuce (1 head) – $0.68
  • Water (1.5 liter bottle) – $0.71
  • Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) – $8.01
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) – $0.78
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) – $1.83
  • Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) – $2.77

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) – $0.36
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) – $21.85
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) – $1.46
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) – $0.36
  • Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) – $6.99

Utilities (Monthly)

  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment – $68.43
  • 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) – $0.05
  • Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) – $18.54

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult – $46.53
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) – $9.78
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat – $5.83

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) – $58.26
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) – $38.83
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) – $77.53
  • 1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes – $93.11

Hopefully this will give you a good idea of the cost of living in Shenzhen. If you have any other specific questions please feel free to contact us today.

Last update: September 2018