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 CNY9 AUD
50 CNY
10 NZD
406 RUB
 and 100 CNY18 AUD
11 GBP
100 CNY
13 EUR
20 NZD
813 RUB
14 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