How much does it cost to live in Beijing?

Generally, Beijing is relatively cheap compared to Europe or North America. How much money you spend depends on your lifestyle, however. A rate between 50 CNY10 AUD
11 NZD
500 RUB
 and 100 CNY21 AUD
10 GBP
13 EUR
22 NZD
1000 RUB
15 USD
per day should be a realistic amount to calculate with. Also add in any costs of traveling, going out, or sightseeing that you might want to do.

A random list of prices in Chinese Renminbi (RMB/CNY):

(Hover over the prices in CNY to see the values in EURO, USD and GBP)


What are exchange rates between the Euro or USD and Chinese currency (RMB/CNY)?

Exchange rates:

  • 1 USD = RMB
  • 1 EUR = RMB

CNY = RMB = Renminbi - The People's Currency