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Apartment

  • Rent a 3BR Furnished Apartment: This assumes you will live in the traditional expat areas -- range of 12,000 RMB to 35,000 RMB, depending on your location (which floor; facing the garden) in the building. For a serviced apartment (cleaning and cooking included), add 3,000 to 5,000 RMB per month.

Utility Bills:

  • Water: 80 to 100 per month.
  • Gas: 90 to 120 per month
  • Electricity: 1,200 to 1,500 per month in winter and summer; 800 in the fall and spring.

Food:

  • Milk: 15 for a liter
  • Butter: 14 for local; 32 for imported
  • Eggs: 15.35/dozen
  • Bread: 12…