It’s a frequently asked question for prospective students: what is the cost of living at the HNC? To answer this question, let’s go through a typical day in the life.
8:00 AM – Breakfast is the more affordable meal at the HNC cafeteria. I selected a tea egg, youtiao, meat baozi, and soymilk, costing just 3 RMB.
|Breakfast at the HNC Cafeteria|
|Lunch at the HNC Cafeteria|
6:15 PM – My classes ended pretty late today, so I opted to go out for dinner instead of going to the cafeteria. Less than 10 minutes away is a Japanese-style curry shop. The New Orleans Style Chicken & Curry Omurice cost 25 RMB.
|Dinner at a Japanese-style curry shop|
|Fruit from a Nanjing street vendor|
As you can see, eating at the Center is the most economic choice. That being said, eating out can be affordable as well. A breakfast bagel & coffee costs 15 RMB at the café across the street. Customizable sandwiches are between 20 and 30 RMB at the local bakery. American cereal is about 40 RMB at import stores. A decent burger or salad runs about 50 RMB on half-off nights. Eating out in malls costs 50-100 RMB depending on the establishment.
I hope this gives you an idea of the cost of living at the Center. Contact us if you have any questions!