Living Cost in Dalian

The cost of living in Dalian is rather low and you can live a pleasant life with a small budget. The charts below illustrate the prices of common commodities in Dalian.
Current Exchange Rate: 1 USD=6.57 RMB 

Restaurants

Avg. (CNY)

Equal USD

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

9.98 CNY

1.48 USD

Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

59.90 CNY

8.27 USD

Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar

24.96 CNY

3.87 USD

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

3.56 CNY

0.58 USD

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

2.99 CNY

0.47 USD

Water (0.33 liter bottle)

1.00 CNY

0.16 USD


Markets

Average

Equal USD

Milk (regular), 1 liter

10.83 CNY

1.65 USD

Loaf of Fresh Bread

5.42 CNY

0.82 USD

Eggs (12)

8.66 CNY

1.32 USD

Fresh Cheese (1kg)

32.49 CNY

4.94 USD

Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)

16.23 CNY

2.32 USD

Water (1.5 liter bottle)

2.17 CNY

0.33 USD

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

32.49 CNY

4.94 USD

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

2.17 CNY

0.33 USD

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

8.51 CNY

1.29 USD

Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)

11.21 CNY

1.71 USD


Transportation

Average

Equal USD

One-way Ticket (local transport)

1.08 CNY

0.16 USD

Monthly Pass

54.15 CNY

8.24 USD

Taxi (5km within center)

15.33 CNY

2.23 USD

Gasoline (1 liter)

7.04 CNY

1.07 USD


Utilities (Monthly)

Average

Equal USD

Basic (Electricity, Gas, Water, Garbage)

108.30 CNY

16.47 USD

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff (no discounts or plans)

0.54 CNY

0.08 USD

Internet (4 Mbps, Flat Rate, Cable/ADSL)

54.15 CNY

8.24 USD


Rent Per Month

Average

Equal USD

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

634.75 CNY

96.54 USD

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

237.40 CNY

36.11 USD

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

2,265.75 CNY

344.61 USD

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

1,052.90 CNY

160.14 USD