What is the grocery cost in Shanghai? This is the FAQ people have before moving to Shanghai. Let me show you some details, and I know some of you may love it.
I went to supermarket today – the Hymall (The one on Jinxiu Road, and Chengshan Road, 锦绣路成山路乐购) to purchase some grocery for the next week – it is sunny. The wind is mild and cool, and the sunshine is hot. Prefect weather to visit Shanghai, or go out for a walk. I get everything I need, then I took picture of each of them, and list the price along with it. Hope you get some idea about the living cost in Shanghai.
Please note: supermarket is fine tuned for convinience, not neccessary for price, or quality. If you want more fresh vegetables, and fruits, many some local market is better, such as the Beicai Market nearby. (Some one asked me how to visit this market via email. I laughed. It is nothing similiar with Xiangyang Market. It is just one of thousands of local markets in Shanghai.)
Cucumber: 12.00 RMB/kg
In this picture: 0.500 kg => 6.00 RMB
Tomato: 12.00 RMB/kg
In this picture: 0.435 kg => 5.22 RMB
White Gourd: 2.00 RMB/kg
In this picture: 0.650 kg => 1.56 RMB
Chicken Wings: 24.50 RMB/kg
In this picture: 0.390 kg => 9.56 RMB
Pork: 19.80 RMB/kg
In this picture: 0.165 kg => 3.27 RMB
Vegetable: 2.80 RMB
I don’t know the name of this vegetable. They don’t list the unit price or weight. In this picture, it is 2.80 RMB.
Pork: 29.00 RMB/kg
In this picture: 0.204 kg => 5.92 RMB
Green Pepper: 3.00 RMB/kg
In this picture: 0.210 kg => 1.89 RMB
Pumpkin: 12.00 RMB/kg
In this picture: 0.480 kg => 5.76 RMB
Mushroom: 15.80 RMB/kg
In this picture: 0.210 kg => 3.32 RMB
Stawberry: 3.98 RMB/box
In this picture: 3.98 RMB
Red Pepper: 10.00 RMB/kg
In this picture: 0.130 kg => 1.30 RMB
Daily Life in Shanghai
To go to a grocery store in sunny Sunday brought me much happiness. And to post it on the blog to help people to have some ideas (maybe not precise concept, just ideas) of how expensive it is to live in Shanghai makes me even happier.
Please note: this is just my personal experience of one single shopping, and in one supermarket at this specific time. The price may change (sometimes dramatically) over time, or from location to location. Quality of the grocery is also a factor to consider.