Living Expenses at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 

Living Expenses At One Glance

Type

Item

Minhang Campus

Xuhui Campus

Housing

On-campus (single room)

7000-9800 yuan/sem.

9800 -10500 yuan/sem.

On-campus (double room)

4800-5400 yuan/sem.

4900 yuan/sem.

Off-campus (two-room apmt.)

2000-4000 yuan/month

3500-4500 yuan/month

Living Expenses

Living expenses

(excluding housing costs)

1000 -1200 yuan/month

1200-1400 yuan/month

Living Expenses Breakdown

Food & Drinks

On-campus dining

5-8 yuan/ meal

5-8 yuan/meal

Delivery

10-20 yuan/meal

10-30 yuan/meal

Off-campus dining

10-20 yuan/meal

15-25 yuan/meal

Get-togethers

20-40 yuan/meal

40-60 yuan/meal

Total meal expenses

600-700 yuan/month

800-900 yuan/month

Drinking water

20 yuan/month

20 yuan/month

Transportation

Xuhui-Minhang Shuttle

4 yuan/ticket

Metro

3-7 yuan/ticket

City bus

2-8 yuan/ticket

Taxi

14 yuan upon entry

Textbooks

Domestic texts

30 yuan/text

Foreign texts

60-100 yuan/text

Imported texts

<200 yuan/text

PPT printing costs

10 yuan/course/semester

Entertainment & Shopping

Movies

50-100 yuan/ticket

Clothing

30-500/piece

Mobile phones

<1200 yuan/phone

Computers

<4000 yuan/computer

Housing

On-Campus Housing

On-Campus housing is doubtless the top choice for students when living in Minhang. Minhang campus has five apartments for international students-Buildings No. 8, 9, 10, 12, and 51. Accommodations include a single bed, a desk, a closet, a bedside table, air conditioning, a television set, and a refrigerator. The bathroom is the biggest difference among the apartments. Rooms in Buildings No. 8, 9, and 10 are not unlike hotel rooms, with their own independent bathrooms. Buildings No. 12 and 51 are suite-style dormitories. Building No. 12 consists of three-room suites with one bathroom (including two latrines and one showering unit). Building No. 51 consists of four-room suites.

 

Minhang Campus International Student Apartment


Rent for Exchange Students (utilities not included)

Building

Room Type

Short-Term

Long-Term

Less than 90 days

(yuan/day/person)

Less than a semester

(yuan/sem./person)

After the end of the semester

No. 8

Doubles

60

5400

Rent is calculated as short-term

stays

Singles

110

9800

No. 9

Doubles

60

5400

No. 10

Singles

105

9500

No. 12

Doubles

50

4800

Singles

80

7000

No. 51

Doubles

50

4800

 

Rent for Degree Students (Utilities not included)

Building

Room Type

Rent

(yuan/semester/person)

Notes

No. 8

Doubles

5400

For those living in the dorms for two consecutive semesters, there is no extra rental charges for the winter or summer vacation during the period. For those living in the dorms for one semester only, rent is charged according to the short-term rates for exchange students.

Singles

9800

No. 9

Doubles

5400

No. 10

Singles

9500

No. 12

 

Doubles

4800

Singles

7000

No. 51

Doubles

4800

           

There are coin laundries on the first floor of every building-3 yuan for the washing machines and 5 yuan for the dryers. The dormitories also have clothes lines if you prefer your laundry sun-kissed.

Internet connection is provided free-of-charge. Electricity is charged separately. Each kilowatt-hour costs 0.617 yuan. There is a monthly six-kilowatt-hour subsidy for undergraduate students.

Off-Campus Living

There are fully furnished apartments for rent outside of the campus. Just walk in with your bags, and you are instantly home! For the "Beioulijing" neighborhood, rent for a two-room apartment is approximately 2000 yuan per month. The more upscale "Haodifang" asks 3500 to 4000 yuan per month for two-room apartments. Utilities bills, internet connection, and television and telephone services are charged separately.

Food & Drinks

On-Campus Dining

If you are looking for an affordable meal, look no further than the school cafeteria, and Minhang Campus has five of them. At 1 to 2 yuan for a vegetable dish, 2 to 4 yuan for a meat dish, and 0.22 yuan for one liang (50 grams) of rice, a filling meal can be had at 5 to 8 yuan. Even if you are a bona fide meat-lover with an insatiable appetite, 10 yuan would be more than enough! The cafeteria also offers noodles, wanton, fried rice, chow mein, and other meal sets.

Off-Campus Dining

Minhang is a certified food paradise. Not only are there restaurants for every one of the "eight culinary traditions of China," but also the Daxuelu Korean Restaurant, the Boshi BBQ, Piaoshi Korean Cuisin, Jiuzhou Ramen, and the Haijing'ge Southeastern Asian Cuisine-all of which are loved and frequented by international students. Here, the average cost per person is 20 to 40 yuan (alcoholic drinks not included). Remember to treasure your dining experience in Minhang! It won't be so affordable anymore once you are in the Xuhui campus.

Delivery

College life without food deliveries is not a complete college experience! Just order online, and your food will be on your doorsteps within thirty minutes! One meal costs 10 to 20 yuan. McDonald's and KFC also offers delivery services for a flat fee.

Eleme Online Meal Service  www.ele.me

Xiaoyezi Delivery  www.xpfood.com

KFC  http://www.4008823823.com.cn

McDonald's  https://www.4008-517-517.cn

 

Transportation

 

School Shuttle.  The Xuhui-Minhang shuttle costs 4 yuan per person.  

Metro.  Ticket prices range from 3 to 7 yuan.

City Bus.  Ticket prices ranges from 2 to 8 yuan.

Taxicabs.  14 yuan upon entry. The first three kilometers are free. 2.4 yuan is charged for every kilometer after. Rates are higher during the period from 11 PM to 5 AM the next day-18 yuan upon entry, and 3.1 yuan for every kilometer after the third kilometer.

Consider buying a Public Transportation Card. They can be used to pay for metro and bus tickets, for taxicabs, and for ferries. They can also be used in other participating cities.

Textbooks

Not ever course requires textbooks. Students can study from PowerPoint slides and other handouts. Should you choose to print them out, printing costs are approximately 10 yuan per class per semester.

If you opt for textbooks, domestic textbooks cost around 30 yuan. Foreign textbooks released by Chinese publishers, whether in Chinese or in the original English texts, can be purchased for 60 to 100 yuan. Imported textbooks costs 200 yuan or more.

Xueren Bookstore at Lianhua Life Center in the Minhang campus offers textbooks at a 15% discout and test-preparation material at a 20% discount. You can also shop at the used bookstore, also in Lianhua Life Center. Also consider ordering online, where texts can be found at even steeper discounts. Most online stores offer free delivery and payment-upon-delivery services.

Amazon  www.amazon.cn

DangDang.com  www.dangdang.com

360Buy.com   www.360buy.com

 

Living Necessities

 

Minhang Campus

If you are not too picky, most living necessities-toiletries, office supplies, etc.-can be purchased on campus. You can also shop at the Auchen Hypermarket by Dongchuan Road Metro Station.  Expect to spend 30 yuan on average per month.

Xuhui Campus

There are several supermarkets around Xuhui campus. Prices are generally high; a jar of peanut butter may go for 3 to 4 yuan more in Xuhui! Shopping online is a good way to save some money. Yihaodian.com offers free delivery for purchases of more than 100 yuan. 

Yihaodian  www.yihaodian.com

 

Shopping & Entertainment

Movies & Cinema.  Ticket prices vary from 50 to 100 yuan, according to location and time.

Fashion.  Clothes at Zara, H&M, Uniqlo, and Jack Jones can be purchased at 60 to 500 yuan a piece. If you are in the mood for bargaining, try shopping at the Qipu Road Shopping District, where a T-shirt can be had at 30 yuan, and 200 yuan would have you going home with a couple of full outfits!

Digital Devices.  Mobile phones are available from 1200 yuan, and computers from 4000 yuan.