Your cost of living in Shanghai will depend entirely on your lifestyle and how you arrange your personal finances. Living in Shanghai can be as cheap or as expensive as you wish to make it yourself. You may find that local products and services, such as local restaurants, food in supermarkets and public transportation, will be cheaper than in Europe, while imported goods, such as wine and cheese, may be more expensive than at home. Overall, you may find that your daily expenditures will be more or less equal to those in most major European cities.
The following price approximations may give you a rough guide to the living cost in Shanghai.
|Set lunch in university canteen||10 - 20 ||1.30 - 2.60|
|Set lunch in a local restaurant||16 - 48||2 - 6|
Dinner at mid-range Chinese restaurant
Dinner at mid-range Western restaurant
|Cappuccino at Starbucks||32||4|
|Local 0,5 l draft beer in a bar||16 - 32||2 - 4|
|1 l milk at the supermarket||12||1,5|
|Metro ticket||4 - 14||0,5 - 1,8|
|Taxi from Unijia to city center||32 - 40||4 -5|